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K-La

will it EVER go away?!

I've seriously had acne for almost a decade and its starting to piss me off. I'm doing everything in my power to get rid of it but nothing seems to work. The worst part is that I'm suppose to move next summer and I need to save up money for that. But I also have to pay for laser treatments this winter which probably won't even do much for my nasty face anyway. cry.gif How the hell am I suppose to move AND try different things to clear my skin? This isn't fair. I want clear skin before I go because that is where all my friends and my boyfriend are and I don't want them seeing me lookin' all disgusting. Here, I have absolutely nothing going for me and I have to get away soon before I go crazy. Plus the college I want to attend is where I'm planning to move to. I can't stand it anymore. I don't know how to make extra cash and how to get rid of my irritating skin problems in less than a year. I know its terrible to put a time limit on it cuz it could take so long but I'm really scared. I don't know how I'm going to manage all this and I wish I didn't have this fucking problem in the first place. Its made me a very bitter, angry person and I don't get along with my family anymore. But I'm not really like that. I just hide away because of the way I look. I HATE THIS! mad.gifcry.gif

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Hi K-La,

I recommend Roaccutane (Accutane if you're in America). I was so depressed before I went on it because I just finished college and wanted to get a full time job but my acne was stopping me from even leaving the house a lot of the time.

After the treatment my confidence rocketed and I was able to socialise and get a job.

There are lots of potential side effects but most are pretty rare. The only side effect I had was dry lips, but it was worth the risk to get rid of the only cause of my depression.

Definately give it a go smile.gif

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^ Thanks, but I've already tried it three years ago. It didn't clear my skin and made my hair fall out. cry.gif I think after the lasers I will go for a second trial though. I may just try a lower dosage and be on it for a longer period of time just in case the hair dilemma decides to kick in again. confused.gif I'm glad it worked for you though. I hope it does for me the second time around.

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Guest *Clara

Have you ever had chemical peels? I think they work much better than those lasers.

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Poor you (with the hair thing) !

My skin got really bad a few months back so I'm now on B5, which I get from b5supplements.com. If you stick religiously to the 5 capsules four times a day it works really well.

Although, I'm not sure if it works on its own because I also take two Multibionta tablets (probiotic multivitamins) a day to boost my immune system, and I apply pharmaceutical grade tea tree oil to my skin every night in addition to washing my face three times a day with Neutrogena Gentle Exfoliating Wash.

I've been doing that for a month now and it's working really well. I'm almost ready to go out again and meet new girls.

Maybe consider that as a side-effect free alternative?

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Thorn,

Your skin looks amazing, judging from your pics. How recent are they and how bad was your acne before you cleared up?

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How bad is your acne. Mild, moderate, severe, or super shit?

Lasers, I am confused. Are you trying to get rid of scars or acne?

I am not sure how good these lasers are, maybe you should check out the scars forum. Don't go blowing away a loada money without knowing what you're going to get okay?

Hang in there. Don't pressure yourself to get your face sorted out in a year. That isn't going to help.

If yo uwanna help your current acne, tell us what you have tried and not tried. Have you tried the vitamin/supplements route? that is working for me.

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How bad is your acne. Mild, moderate, severe, or super shit?

Lasers, I am confused. Are you trying to get rid of scars or acne?

I am not sure how good these lasers are, maybe you should check out the scars forum. Don't go blowing away a loada money without knowing what you're going to get okay?

Hang in there. Don't pressure yourself to get your face sorted out in a year. That isn't going to help.

If yo uwanna help your current acne, tell us what you have tried and not tried. Have you tried the vitamin/supplements route? that is working for me.

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Just hang in there.. we're all pulling for you.  There's always something else that you can try.  You just have to know that your cure is out there.  Keep your head up, and never stop trying!

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Just hang in there.. we're all pulling for you.  There's always something else that you can try.  You just have to know that your cure is out there.  Keep your head up, and never stop trying!

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