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I'm New, 33 Years Old And I'm On Accutane (40 Mg Claravis), Also Dealing With Scars

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Hi everyone! I'm 33 years old and i've been fighting acne since i was about 12. Unfortunatley, in the last two years, its gotten worse. I have been suffering from cystic acne around my jaw line and neck. It finally made its way down my shoulders and back. I had finally had enough and saw a derm who put me on Claravis. I'm about 3 months into the treatment and its going well. I've been dealing with the dry lips (sometimes they flare up pretty bad, sometimes ooze but it phases) bleeding gums and maybe sore ankles (not sure if its a result or not). Otherwise, its going fine. After 3 months, i've noticed a big change. My skin IS clearing up. The cysts on my neck are taking a bit longer, but are improving. Years of acne has left many scars on my cheeks and jaw line so i'll be interested in reading posts with similar stories and remedies and post accutane fixes.

Anyone else have these same side effects? how about scar treatments...i have DEEP scars on my cheeks..any recommendations...what are the chances of insurance covering anything post accutane???

(PS..i'll apologize for my cruddy spelling ahead of


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Hello Ashley,

funly enough am also new,42 yrs old living in france,i have had acne since 12 yrs old,been under the observations and treatments

throughout,cannot explain the fortune it costed me,and nothing seemed to work,the acne kept moving around in circles,forehead,cheeks,jawlines

back and forth,

My daughter who is now 18,started it at 12,and i knew it was the same same shit,i cannot tell i have gone to the best known specialists,both for myself and her

and nothing worked,then 6 months ago,i discovered a way,through a parent of the kids i teach,i tried 1st on me,the spots i had around my jawline dissappeared,

and my skin really seemed healthy,then i bought for my daughter and her skin cleared within weeks,its now 6 months and we are both acne free!!and the dermatologists who have been treating us wants to know what was it,so next week we have a meeting to present it,and its all from the outside,nothing to take internally,you cannot imagine my joy,looking at the clear complexion of my child,i have now made it my duty to tell everybody i see with acne about it,!

i still have scars that can be seen after decades of suffering,but my skin is finally clean,i can finally see myself in the mirror and i would like to help others

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