Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Recommended Posts

hello all...

i have been watching this board for about a year... i went on 'everything' just like everyone else and just could not get rid of my mild-moderate acne... im a 23 year old male... my acne did not get bad till about 17...

i hate acne... i understand what people are going thru... i understand feeling like i cant go out because of my skin... i know what it feels like feel to ashamed to talk to a girl because of my skin... i know all the little things that make us want to just have someone elses skin...

i was really scared of accutane... i was actaully presrcibed it and then turned it down to do another month of research...

I WISH I WOULD HAVE STARTED SO MUCH SOONER... I AM 100% CLEAR... LIKE 110% CLEAR... I have what I would call celebrity skin...

i wanted to post on this board AFTER i have been on accutane... as many people just never come back. it has changed alot for me... my face ha more definition because for the past 5-6 years it has been swollen from the acne... i didn't even know! i have a boost in self confidence... and the best part... i dont wake up every monring dreading the mirror... EVERY monring i wake to a clear face...

all i do now is wash my face in the morning at night and in the morning and apply Oil of Olay for sensitive skin... Honestly thats it...

I know this is long and un-organized post... But to my fellow people that have acne: PLEASE HANG IN THERE... Accutane may be your answer... Maybe it's something else... Either way... There is light at the end of your tunnel...


Link to comment
Share on other sites

That was really inspirational!

A few questions: Did you have an initial breakout, if so, what week? And around what week did you start clearing up for good?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

my intial break-out came at around 8-9 weeks... Kind of odd... But it only lasted about a week...

clearing up for good at about 4 months in... but it started getting better and better right after my inital break out...

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Same here! check out my log in my signature. I was so afraid of accutane, but it saved me.

Lost a girlfriend, lost confidence but now... LIFE IS GOOD. If you need to talk about it feel free to PM me and I will add you to my list.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's terrific! yeah, when my acne was moderate actually, mild one derm suggested accutane b/c I was sooo frustrated but i didn't try it..then I got ill which caused my acne to get bad and leave scars so I HAD to go on accutane.. truly, I wish I had gone on it when my acne didn't need it as badly because i'd have such a flawless face today... but even so, i rarely if ever get obvious pimples anymore and it's been 6 years already!

strangely, sometimesi think people should go on accutane just in case, or if their acne leaves even the tiniest mark

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yeah, but I would still try everything before going on accutane, which is what I did

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes