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What type of Acne is it?

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Ok, I have severely-moderate acne as I like to call it. Well, I suppose technically it would just be moderate, but to me it's pretty awful. I'm sure everyone's acne seems worse to them than to anyone else, though. I just know my acne is worse than anyone else's I know, and probably worse than many people that post in this particular forum.

Anywho, I'm not sure whether my acne is just clogged pores, or papules, etc. Mostly, they are red, raised bumps, that generally form a white head that I almost always end up popping (I know that's bad, they just gross me out!)

Here are some pictures to get a better idea. They aren't very good quality, and I fiddled with the contrast in them so the acne was a bit more conspicuous...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa260/o...ohone_/eww2.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa260/ohoneohone_/eww.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa260/o...ohone_/eww3.jpg

a few more zits have formed since I took those pictures, but you obviously get the gist of it from those.

I'm asking this because I start Accutane soon, and I want to know what type of acne I'm dealing with, so I can maybe slightly gauge how long it will take for it to clear up, or how bad my initial outbreak will be.

Any and all advice is appreciated at this point!

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From the pictures you have moderate acne, with papules, etc just what you described. I had similar skin to you, but I've been on accutane for a few months now so my skin has cleared up. I think accutane will help you a lot, but it will probably take after 2 months for your complexion to really clear up.

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