Hi there, I just turned 26 yesterday and my face is out of control with acne STILL! I have decided that it doesn't matter whether or not I go out with or without makeup, except for work just because I am required to wear makeup. Anyway, I am about two weeks away to my dermatologist appointment, where I will be prescribed Accutane if my blood works shows that I am not pregnant. It sucks that girls have to wait an entire month to get the process going! My derm. gave me a bunch of samples of Aczone and Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. I have been using those treatments for the past two weeks every day and I must say it hasn't done ANYTHING for my skin. My skin might look even worse, but I don't know because everyday its all the same...PIMPLES EVERYWHERE!!!
Well, a little about my skin... I have had acne since I was 15 and was prescribed everything but Accutane. It never went away until I turned 20. My skin was so clear and beautiful!! Even when I was out drinking and partying. I was definitely not on a healthy diet or anything, which leads me to believe diet doesn't have anything to do with the kind of acne I am struggling with. When I turned 22, I went on BC again, but not the usually OTC. I was prescribed Loestrin and thats when my beautiful, clear skin exploded with cystic acne, pimples, pustules, etc causing ice pick scarring and shallow pitting scarring. I stopped taking the Loestrin after a few months, because I couldn't take it anymore. I switched OTC, which did nothing. I am now on YAZ, which isn't any better, but I need to be on a BC. I have had waves of "clear" skin, but never how it was before. I have decided to go on Accutane without any insurance and I am prepared to pay an extreme amount of money, but it's okay because I just want to look in the mirrow and not want to vomit from disgust. UGH! Sorry for the long sob story, but one I start Accutane, I will post weekly about my progess.