I've had really bad bacne for about two years now (I'm 17). It's bad enough that it's preventing me from taking my shirt off in front of anyone, and I definitely never go to pools, waterparks, beaches, or anything like that.
Below are a few pictures I took of the acne. None of them are very good quality because I took them myself without being able to see what I was taking a picture of (since I was facing the opposite direction), and it doesn't help that my camera is about five years old and wasn't good at the time, but hopefully between the ten of them you'll be able to get some idea of what the acne actually looks like. I think it actually doesn't look as bad in the pics as it does in real life because of the low quality of the camera. Certainly still not fun to look at, however.
As you can see, there are a lot of red, scratch-like marks all over the place, tons of scarring and stuff, in addition to the acne itself.
Basically, if anyone has had a bacne problem as bad as mine and has found something to help them, I'd like to know what it was. Would Accutane work? (I haven't ever gone to a real dermatologist so I'd have to wait at least a year for that I assume, I've just gotten my physician to prescribe me some topical gels and some sort of time release antibiotic that doesn't seem to be doing anything at all.)
I'd also like to know if I should be as embarrassed about it as I am. I don't want the answer sugarcoated either, if you think my back is disgusting, PLEASE tell me. I really want to know where I genuinely stand. Your comments won't hurt me in the least, I already think other people would see my acne as really gross.
I've been taking two showers a day for the past six months or so, so that I can scrub my back with acne liquid soap and rinse it off (kind of hard to do with just the sink). Haven't really seen any results from that.
Also, I started using that vinegar treatment suggested in another thread, but I've only been doing that for a couple days and haven't really seen any difference yet. I'll continue to give that a chance though.
Anyway, thanks to anyone who helps out, this problem is really screwing up my whole mindset, and I hope I can find something that will work.
lkjhgfdsaMember Since 28 Jul 2007
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