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Mild or moderate?

Hi all,

I finally got around to shaving so I can now take some pics :dance:

These were taken not long after shaving so my skin might still be a little raw in the photos and the lighting isnt that great but its not easy taking skin photos.

But anyway how bad is it now?

I am on Minocycline and Retin-A (I have a log in antibitoics part) almost a month with the pair. I am going to see my derm for the first time in ages on the 18th July so if accutane is an option I can get it then.

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I would say from the size that you have moderate acne. You don't have a lot which is good for you :dance: but yeah i would say inflammatory so moderate :)

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thanks for the replies. It actually looks better now than when i took the photos but yeah thats what it looks like.

Would it be bad enough to get accutane? I am not sure I WANT to take it, I am clearing up with the Min and retin-a combo but i dunno, its the second time i have to use them.

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It doesn't look that bad, but when you have the chance to het it better with accutane so why not? How old are you by the way?

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Oh ok..it sounds great!

Be positive! It's never too late to give accutane a shot but you look good anyways!

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Your acne looks pretty like mine when I first took accutane. So I would say its moderate. If the mino and Retin-A works why change? I also say give the antibiotics about 3 months to see whether it works or not. If it works, there is no need for accutane, truely. I take accutane because I have exhausted all almost all treatments on acne. Doxy, erythromycin, minocycline contraceptives, Retin-a, differin. I have done them all. Accutane was the last resort for me. My advice is also take accutane only when nothing else works.

Have you tried DKR by the way?

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Thanks :D

I haven't managed to be negative yet, though I do focus on it more as im buidling up a good regimen and I want it to go asap. Otherwise I dont really think about it too much even when going out :cool:

Good luck with your own treatment too

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Your acne looks pretty like mine when I first took accutane. So I would say its moderate. If the mino and Retin-A works why change? I also say give the antibiotics about 3 months to see whether it works or not. If it works, there is no need for accutane, truely. I take accutane because I have exhausted all almost all treatments on acne. Doxy, erythromycin, minocycline contraceptives, Retin-a, differin. I have done them all. Accutane was the last resort for me. My advice is also take accutane only when nothing else works.

Have you tried DKR by the way?

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My acne is 100 times worse than that altho it is moderate, just lots of it so you are very lucky to have such little. I am currently not on the tane :(

If you have been given the option of accutane then i would say maybe take it as it doesn't get offered often and then maybe it will be the end of all of your acne? :dance:

Good luck

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