Well...here's my story. I'm 29 years old, had a horrible time with acne during my entire high school career. Once I turned 18, my skin was pretty much clear until I had my second daughter at 25. It's been a battle ever since.
I started seeking professional help about a year ago, I've been through 5 different prescription medications. Antibiotics, retinA, anything you can think of. NONE of it came close to working, even made it worse. About 6 months ago I started using the Neutrogena acne free 3-step system, and it had worked wonders!!! But.....I still get occassional breakouts, which I'd love to stop forever. So now I begin accutane.
I'm on Claravis, 40mg twice a day. I've only taken my morning pill so far, so no issues yet....but I am terrified of the dry skin, peeling, redness, and everything else I've encountered with the other medications. I'm a social butterfly and don't really look forward to staying in the house for the next 5 months, so hopefully the side effects won't be too crazy.
At the moment, I only have 2 very small pimples on my face. Which isn't really a big deal to me, I just don't want to deal with it at all anymore, I'd like to be a clear-skinned 30 year old.
I don't really know how to insert pictures here, I'll try to start uploading once a week.
Wish me luck!!