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Accutane

Alyssa768

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So I'm 18 years old. I'm a girl, ive always had normal skin just a few pimples here amd there, but for some reason I started breaking out bad within the last year. I'm getting dark spots and scars on my face from it. It's not horrible but I feel embarrassed to go out in public without foundation. I never felt thay way before. :( I went to a dermo and they reccomended accutane to prevent further scarring, like anyone else I've been doing tons of research and I am really scared to try it? I would really appreciate some positive/honest comments and experiences other people have had on accutane and of its worth it. Thanks 



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Hey, 

So im not on accutane tho i really wish i was as my acne really looks bad... I totally feel you on terms on feeling embarrassed going out in public, im not sure if this is how your feeling but to me it feels like everyone is looking at you, judging you, like your some circus freak with two heads, however in my case this is all in my head usually. (unless some asshole tries to look good in front of his friends and makes fun of me.) My whole life ive had pretty clear skin i was pretty confident and my self esteem was good. I never really noticed other peoples acne in fact and if i did i was like ah well that person has acne obviously they are trying to do something about it, they will clear all good :) now as i break out again and again im wondering if people thought the way i did where i didnt care if people had zits. I'm a guy so i cant cover my zits so maybe its worse for me but whatever i guess, im 15 and right now theres so much drama around relationships i guess i really dont even care anymore and im hoping that if i find a girl then if she really likes me for me she'll know my acne is temporary and wont care? wishful thinking? Maybe but thats the kind of person i am and maybe you are too. I know it feels like everyone is looking at you but try to not let it get to you, i know everyone says that but just let go, be yourself and people will love you for who you are, not because of clear skin. As far as accutane goes ive heard its some pretty potent stuff but ive heard if you've got acne if all else fails this wont. It's ok to be scared fact it'd be weird if you werent, but ive read practially 100 success stories about accutane and i really think you should try it if your acne is debilitating to you. Hopefully my comment helps. -H.F

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On 1/2/2016, 1:00:07, Hopefully Free said:

Hey, 

So im not on accutane tho i really wish i was as my acne really looks bad... I totally feel you on terms on feeling embarrassed going out in public, im not sure if this is how your feeling but to me it feels like everyone is looking at you, judging you, like your some circus freak with two heads, however in my case this is all in my head usually. (unless some asshole tries to look good in front of his friends and makes fun of me.) My whole life ive had pretty clear skin i was pretty confident and my self esteem was good. I never really noticed other peoples acne in fact and if i did i was like ah well that person has acne obviously they are trying to do something about it, they will clear all good :) now as i break out again and again im wondering if people thought the way i did where i didnt care if people had zits. I'm a guy so i cant cover my zits so maybe its worse for me but whatever i guess, im 15 and right now theres so much drama around relationships i guess i really dont even care anymore and im hoping that if i find a girl then if she really likes me for me she'll know my acne is temporary and wont care? wishful thinking? Maybe but thats the kind of person i am and maybe you are too. I know it feels like everyone is looking at you but try to not let it get to you, i know everyone says that but just let go, be yourself and people will love you for who you are, not because of clear skin. As far as accutane goes ive heard its some pretty potent stuff but ive heard if you've got acne if all else fails this wont. It's ok to be scared fact it'd be weird if you werent, but ive read practially 100 success stories about accutane and i really think you should try it if your acne is debilitating to you. Hopefully my comment helps. -H.F

Thanks alot you actually did help! Tomoro is my appointment for my dermo and I'm suppose to start accuatne ! I'm so nervous scared and excited at the same time. I have no idea what my decision is yet honestly. I've been reading tons of reviews about it and I keep changing my mind. I want clear skin so bad but I don't want to become depressed or anything like that, but to be honest I am already depressed with scars on my face so what do I have to lose right? And wow your still young 15 is the normal age to breaklur atleast ur not older and still breaking out than you should be upset! I bet your skin will clear up its just the age that's for sure. And if not hey accuatne it always an option ha,but thank you for ylu r ent I really will consider it with the last 24hrs I have 

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14 minutes ago, Alyssa768 said:

Thanks alot you actually did help! Tomoro is my appointment for my dermo and I'm suppose to start accuatne ! I'm so nervous scared and excited at the same time. I have no idea what my decision is yet honestly. I've been reading tons of reviews about it and I keep changing my mind. I want clear skin so bad but I don't want to become depressed or anything like that, but to be honest I am already depressed with scars on my face so what do I have to lose right? And wow your still young 15 is the normal age to breaklur atleast ur not older and still breaking out than you should be upset! I bet your skin will clear up its just the age that's for sure. And if not hey accuatne it always an option ha,but thank you for ylu r ent I really will consider it with the last 24hrs I have 

, :P 

Glad to hear, Actually the weirdest thing happened over the past few days, i switched my cleanser and i actually applied some cortisone to my face as i read it helped. I dont know if your aware but cortizone is an anti inflammatory (can buy it at CVS or walgreens, walmart maybe) which acts as a cordate and it actually reduced my pimples a lot! my face is actually looking pretty good and i actually am feeling good about myself for the first time in a while so maybe you could try some of that too! It basically reduces the redness in your face so its not so inflamed and puss looking. I apply a warm compress for ten minutes and then i apply the Cortizone. I saw results in literally two days applying twice a day. You will defiantly clear up on accutane. A friend of mine had SUPER BAD acne and i mean his entire chin was puss filled and honestly covered everywhere and he went on accutane and is literally clear its insane. I know that depression feeling and im not gonna tell you that it just goes away the second you take your first accutane pill because accutane does take a while until you see results and it honestly might seem like its making you way worse because at first it will bring out all your zits and then it will expel them so they dont come back. Thats where i was at with my meds, it seemed like it was getting better at week 4 then bam worse its ever been at week 6 now week 7 its looking pretty good and im feeling so much more confident. There is no magical potion to fix acne overnight but the closest thing i think is accutane, the time frame is just a little longer then some would like so if you do it stay vigilant to your routine and you should clear within 2-4 months! 

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