So about this time last year I was put onto a six-month Minocycline treatment course for acne. I finished my course in September.
I have to say, that stuff in awesome. It's nothing revolutionary, it's no Accutane. But it's done wonders for my skin and it's a lot better looking now that it was 12-18 months ago.
My forehead has cleared up completely (THANK GOD). I still get the occasional pimple/blackhead in my hairline or near my eyebrows but it's relatively easy to deal with.
My cheeks (mainly the areas closest to my nose) have cleared, and I only get minimal blackhead breakouts here. Still working on this one.
My chin is no different, still blackhead-y. My jawline, however, has cleared.
My nose is better than it's ever been but I still live with clogged pores. And those horrible under-the-skin ones that are ALWAYS on the tip of your nose. SICK OF THOSE.
My hormonal acne is nearly gone. I CANNOT PRAISE THE LORD ENOUGH FOR THIS MIRACLE. For those who suffer from hormonal flare-ups (thanks body, you're a champ) you'll understand the pain that comes with big nodular acne that is inflamed and just PAINFUL.
Let me know if Minocycline has worked for you, or if you've just started a course.