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  1. Hi, A dermatologist has prescribed me Differin. Is Differin a permanent fix to acne like Roaccutane is? Or is it like antibiotics and Duac and only temporary until you stop using it? Thanks!
  2. Hi, I would like people's advice on what I should do. A little bit of my acne history. I began getting very oily skin about the age of 12 which then turned to spots which I have had for almost 8 years. About four years ago I went to the doctor and I was put on an antibiotic that I didn't really respond to. I then was put on Doxycycline with BP and it worked. I did not have acne for about a year and a half. The doxycycline eventually wore off and I have been back to the doctor countless tim
  3. My cheeks are covered in red marks that are non inflamed. My face is actually quite smooth with few raised spots but I have a lot of these red marks. I thought acne scars were pitting. Could these marks become pitting? A dermatologist keeps suggesting that I go on Roaccutane because of the chance of scarring, not because my acne is that severe; but that is another thread. Thanks for your help!
  4. Thanks for your help. I still haven't made a decision. I want to call up and see if there are any earlier appointments, but even if I got one tomorrow which obviously wouldn't happen, I would still be on Roaccutane until October or November. I am thinking of just waiting it out and maybe going on it then.
  5. Last week I had an appointment with my doctor and asked to be referred to a dermatologist to go on Roaccutane. Today I received a letter from my local hospital with my appointment date and time, the problem is it is 29th June. I know there is a bit of a wait for appointments and I completely understand why this is and was expecting it, but it's just made me realise that I won't be able to achieve clear skin by the time I wanted to. I probably won't get the pills until late July because of th
  6. What frightens me is that not everything is understood about the way accutane works.
  7. Actually I have seen quite a lot of celebrities who don't have perfect skin, if you search on the internet for celebrities with acne you'll find some. Some people take Accutane and don't have the acne come back but for some the acne comes back just as bad. But that's great that Accutane worked for you! Some people have to go on Accutane multiple times. Thanks for you replies. I am finding it really hard to make a decision. I don't think I ever will make a decision, but I have an appointment wit
  8. I think I want to go on Roaccutane. I have suffered from acne for 7 years, with a short period of a year and a half of clear skin when on Doxycycline and BP. However, it's returned since 2010, and I have had enough. I have been on many different antibiotics since it came back, and none have worked. At the moment, I am on Lymecycline with topical Isotretinoin, but have stopped using the Iso. due to the effect it was having on my skin. My skin is pretty much ruined now: it is severely aged with s
  9. Specifically to those who used accutane years ago, have you suffered any long term side effects? Having dry skin and lips is more or less a definite with Accutane, and most logs here are those who are going through the process now and mention the side effects during the process of taking accutane. Is there anyone who took accutane a while ago and has had any lasting side effects?
  10. I have been on numerous antibiotics for almost four years and I have never used sunscreen. In that time I have sunbathed and been in the sun lots of times. Probably suffering now.
  11. I like this log. Easy to follow. Hope it's all going well for you and all of the soreness is worth it. Probably about now that it starts clearing up from what I know. I am close to going on Roaccutane myself.
  12. I have been using a few moisturisers that people don't seem to have heard of and I have gone through the ingredients using your sources, so here is what I have found. La Roche Posay Effaclar H Ingredients Aqua/Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Stearate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Ammonium Polyacryldmethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl t
  13. I hope it starts clearing up for you soon. It won't be long! Looking in the mirror to assess it every day is annoying. It would be nice not to have to do that. A little update: For anyone who has been reading this, my skin this morning is actually really clear. Obviously I am nowhere near being on Roaccutane, so this isn't like one of those updates. This is actually kind of annoying as I was ready to make a doctors appointment and get a referral, but now it seems pointless. I watched this video
  14. Hmm, not having to think about my skin and not analysing it every morning, worrying about touching it, washing my hands if I touch it, worrying about dirty pillows, etc, would be a big difference, but weighing it up with the cons, it does seem like a little gain for a lot of pain.