First off I just want to thank everyone for visiting...hopefully you find what you are looking for in this blog.
Next, just let me tell you a little about myself and my history of acne. I am 24 years old and live in the desert. I just recently got married and could not be happier with him. That is my personal background. Unfortunately, my acne story does not have such a happily ever after yet. Let's see, I had great skin and hardly ever had a breakout. That was until I was in my freshman year of college. During the winter of my freshman year when I was 18 I started breaking out. I am not talking little pimples or whiteheads, I am talking about big, huge cystic bumps. The kind that hurt! (I am sure that at least one person who is reading this knows exactly what I am talking about!!) All through college, I had these bumps on and off. I tried EVERYTHING under the sun. When that did not work, I went to the derm and tried EVERY prescription med, again...NOTHING! Finally, a little over a year ago I began getting microderms and peels. I was paying a lot of money to try and help clear up my skin as much as possible before my wedding day. This helped a little with the breakouts, but not enough to my liking. After about 5 months of not so good results, my esthetician recommend a school that specialized in lasers for acne. So, I began this process. I was getting blue light treatments along with collagen laser treatments to help with my deep scarring and face tightening to smooth out the scarring. These treatments helped to reduce my scarring (somewhat) and my breakouts for my wedding.....again, nothing to get excited about.
Now, I know that my face will NEVER look flawless and this is my fault. I learned the hard way that you should never pick at your face....it only leads to deep scarring. All that I ask is that I not have anymore breakouts....I can deal with the scarring. So this brings me to the fateful night that I was laying in bed, unable to sleep with three huge cysts on my right cheek. That is when I thought....I need to take some drastic measures with this acne. This thought brought me to my last resort....accutane.
I stayed up most of the night finding out as much as possible about accutane. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I wanted to find out everything possible to make sure that I was making the right decision. After some deep soul searching, I knew that this was it....I had to do this! So, the next morning I called up the dermatologist and made an appointment.
One month later....here I am.
Day One on Accutane (40mg)....Wish me luck!!