Hi there, my name is Victoria and I am 24. I am hoping that someone can please give me some advice on my situation as I am becoming somewhat desperate. For about 2 years now I have been dealing with closed comedones on my face and upper back which is steadily getting worse. And im not talking about a clogged pore or two, I'm talking about thousands of tiny clogged, flesh colored bumps all over my face, which some become inflamed around the time of my menstrual cycle. Once inflamed I'm left with PIH for weeks! I have literally tried everything short of accutane to combat it and nothing is working. Before the age of 22 skin was always flawless! I am a registered nurse and i work for a dermatologist who keeps suggesting that I start accutane. I am currently trying to get preggo so this really isn't an option. I guess I'm asking if anyone knows of a definite cure for closed comedones, or at least ways to stop them from inflaming. I have tried BHA peels and they somewhat help. I'm kinda at the point where I might put a halt to pregnancy to try 6 Months of Accutane, but hubby doesn't really want me to. If everyone only understood how much this is affecting me emotionally!! Any suggestions are welcome!!