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First few weeks



So, I am 17 years old and have had acne of some form for 6 years. I have tried mostly everything apart from accutane, ranging from holistic methods, dietary changes, birth control, antibiotics and topical treatments. 

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the deem and was prescribed isotrex gel, a topical form of accutane. My acne is on the mild side of moderate. I frequently get inflamed cysts on my cheeks which scar, have closed comedones in the centre of my face and all over my forehead. 

I'm half way through the third week. I have had a slight initial breakout, with whiteheads under my nose that never usually form in that area. Cysts seem slightly less inflamed, my forehead I've switched to benzoyl peroxide because it was getting SO bad. I know BP works on my forehead, so Im trying this however I think I may return to using isotrex all over my face so I can test the results.

I did consider giving up with it yesterday, as I don't feel like it is working, although the nature of my acne does seem to have changed slightly. But all I can say so far is possibly that the time taken for cysts and inflamed spots to calm has been reduced. 

If anyone has tried isotrex or has any questions let me know!! Will keep updating this and post pics if anyone is interested! 


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