Hey there! I thought I'd begin a blog to detail my experience with back acne and Accutane since I don't see much about body acne on here. I first started to develop acne on my back when I was in 8th grade (13 years old), and since then it has just been a nightmare for me. I haven't taken my shirt off in public since then. I began my Accutane course on March 3, 2015. Really, my acne isn't as bad as others on here, but I do have a lot of scarring from waiting so long to treat it which leads to my confidence issues. I am very thankful that the acne did not affect my face in any way, solely just my back for some reason. The medicine has been working; the active acne on my back has definitely diminished. I am only worried about the scarring. I have scars everywhere on my back and I'm extremely worried that they won't go away. What has really depressed me about the whole situation is someone I loved broke up with me because of my lack of confidence, but that is what spawned me to finally take action against it.
My experience with Accutane has been pretty okay. The first month I had extremely dry skin on my face. I used excessive amounts of lotion and I coped. The second month was pretty rough, I'm not sure if it was the medicine but I felt extremely depressed and even had thoughts of suicide (mind you, I have had a history of depression -- not the first suicidal thoughts I've ever had). Tomorrow marks my 3rd month of treatment. I'm really hoping I can get through this, and I am sincerely hoping that I can do something about the scarring. I hope these entries will possibly help someone in similar situations in the future. I am posting pictures of my progress in my gallery if you'd like to check that out. Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. Here's to healthier skin!