I Have had moderate acne on and off from 16 and im now 26.......I have tried various antibiotics and topical gels....Including using BP for 4 years at night...when I took a break from BP for 3 months I noticed although I was getting flare ups... my scars was getting better and I realized that Bp was making my acne scars 10 times worse. I think this has something to do with the colour of my skin because people who have medium to dark skin may find that bp encourages hyperpigmentation. Bp was the major cause of my increased hoperpigmentation and i will NEVER use it again.
My doctor prescriped me isotrexin gel 2 erythromycin and isotretinoin 0.05%... I was using it for 5 months at night and it cleared 10 years of acne. I was shocked at how quickly my skin was clearing up.and my skin colour was even and my marks had faded fast and i was only getting 1 or 2 spots each month compared to pimple city..... ..I started getting some unusual hair shedding.in the 5th month.....nothing like handfulls of hair...but I was getting increased hair shedding and some hair thining whilst using it .........I was a bit concerned about it and came of it.....it took 2 months and slowly my acne came back.....and my hair went back thicker
Ive had a break from isotretinoin gel for 4 months and my acne is just persistant more then ever!
so now ive gone back on the isotrexin gel and now i feel like this may be my cure for acne and i will have to use it for life
( except when pregnant) although I might get hair thining again..its maybe the price i have to pay to have 'normal skin'
whats anyones elses experience of using this gel ?