I currently have no active pimples. I actually only have a few acne marks which are on my shoulders. Other than that, I'm clear, (aside from scaring). I have decided to go on Accutane because no matter how clear my complexion is at the moment, nothing lasts forever; and I'm terrified of my morderatley severe cystic acne coming back. I am looking for a permanent fix. My dermatologist has prescribed a dose of 20mg once a day, every day, on a generic brand: Claravis. I have combination skin and I've had acne for the past four years. I have literally tried everything, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that. I was putting off Accutane as a last resort, and considering my dermatologist has nothing left but the Accutane to put me on, it is now my only option. Honestly, I wasn't so afraid of the severe side effects such as chrones disease, I was actually avoiding the drug because of the initial breakout and the sensitivity to sunlight. I am very self concious about my complexion so I was afraid when my acne was moderately severe, the initial breakout would make me look terrible. Also, I work in a tanning salon, so of course cutting out tanning was going to be difficult. However, once my face became clear I decided it was now or never. At least now I feel the initial break out wont be worst than my previous breakouts.