I'm a 18 year old female who has had moderate/severe cystic acne for a few years now, and I have finally made the decision to take isotretinoin/ Accutane! In the form of Claravis. I have very oily skin, and mainly get deep cysts on my cheeks and nose which is quite embarrassing. I already have some mild scars on my cheeks and some on my nose too so I'm trying to stop more scars from forming!
I have tried every acne product that I know. Over the past few years I have tried EVERYTHING. Antibiotics like tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, sulfur pills, differin, tazorac, retin-a, benyzol peroxide, Proactive, AcneFree, many over the counter products, cutting milk from my diet, tea tree oil, bio oil, Biore, home remedies, the list goes on. The antibiotics worked at first, but eventually I build a resistance to them so now I still get pimples when I'm on them. I am tired of everything not working and I am fed up with coping with acne/trying to grow out of it. There's only so much I can wait for, ya know? I'm tired of having to hide under makeup and getting self-conscious when I go swimming, etc etc.
Tomorrow I'm taking my first pill. eek!!
I really hope I don't get the terrible side effects I have reallyyy oily skin so maybe that will help a little? I already have a little trial size Aquaphor on hand heh.
More updates coming soon!