Well, my 15-year old son starts Acutane tonight. I had actually decided about 6 months ago that maybe this was not the route for us. I mean, after reading all of the information and side effects, it just really made me shy away. Since then I have done some more researching and also have a friend whose son has been on A for almost five months. She was very reassuring with his experience, so before things go way out of hand, we made the decision to try it out. I really don't want him going any further wtihout trying everything to preserve his skin and not do any permant scarring or damage.
It's funny that on the day we are to start this medication, his face is clearer than it has been in days. Nevertheless, we will start tonight. I will post pictures tomorrow of Day 1 and look forward to tracking his progress so he will have some way to look back and see how much better things have gotten. I welcome any messages with input on what to expect, how to treat the dryness issue and any other things that he can learn from your experiences.
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