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  1. I myself have done two rounds of accutane. The second time I did it the effects of the treatment lasted only as much as the first time, then the acne started coming back, first as whiteheads and then as more deep, cystic acne again. I didn't want to go through it a third time so I started researching on my own how to get rid of acne and tried lots of products, none of them really worked except Retin-A. O totally recommend it. I has many other benefits aside from clearing your acne (e.g reducing your wrinkles). You can use it for life, so there's no need to worry about anything else ever again if it works for you.
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    Help me with these Acne Scars Please

    I couldn't open your pic of your right cheek. Have you considered trying dermaroller?
  3. The reason why I decided to post it here instead of "over the counter drugs" and "prescription drugs" is because it seems retin-a is sold without prescription in some places. I'll keep it short. Been struggling with acne ever since 16 years old. Went through high school with terrible skin while trying to make the acne go away with many kinds of products... none worked as it should. When I turned 19 I went on accutane. It worked wonders for a year and a half, then the acne came back. Went on accutane for another seven months and it cleared my face for another one and a half year. Figured I shouldn't expect it to be different a third time. My acne wasn't nearly as bad as it was in high school but as I could tell, when I first began to break out as 16 was exactly the way I was starting to breakout a third time. I tried many diets and other things I've seen online (e.g apple cider vinegar, green tea, honey, face masks, etc) and most of them didn't work at all. On a side note, quitting sweets such as chocolate and specially peanut worked WONDERS. Anyway, I went to yet another derm (I lost count by now of how many dermatologists I went to ever since it all started) and he recommended me using retin-a. Retin-a, he says, has no significant side effects and is fit for long term use since the body won't create any kind of resistance to it. Which means, if it works for you as it is working for me, it might just be the end of your nightmare as well. I've had bad, deep, cystic acne. Yea, retin-a apparently is that good if it can make it all go away... I've been using it for a short time but I have no reason to think it will stop working, specially because I stopped doing everything else I used to do in my routine to (try to) prevent my acne from coming back. I had no reason to write this except for your benefit. This little background of mine served only for the purpose of providing you with an idea of the severity of my acne. Please consider using retin-a if you, like me, have tried many things and none of them worked!
  4. Well... who knows? Seriously. We think we know of everything in life and some things that don't make sense to us we discard it as lies. For all practical purposes... if you really think that telling someone about what you're using might trigger some kind of phenomenon that will cause you to break out... then keep your mouth shut. On a side note, try using retin-a. Been having acne for years and I believe I finally found something with no major side effects that I can keep using for life and will grant many benefits to my skin.
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    After two accutane treatments and lots of other failed attempts to get rid of my acne forever, I'm starting to wonder why some people a skin so persistent to break out. My skin is much better then it was before but I'm still breaking out eventually and it really perplexes me. I know many of you are in the exact same situation or something very similar and can see where I'm coming from. It's very frustrating to know many people with glowing skin who never takes care of it and others with bad acne scars on their face doing everything they can to make it go away but with little or no success at all. What's worse is seeing may dermatologists taking your money and still not solving your problem. I have tried many things: diet, creams, soaps, natural remedies, teas, changing my pillows everyday, a combination of all of it, and so on, but nothing has a permanent effect in clearing my skin. The real question is... how come it is so difficult to point out what's causing someone's acne nowadays? We have technology advanced enough to go to the moon but somehow it is too hard to do some kind of test and tell what the hell is -- literally -- wrong with us. Now, I know it varies from person to person. I know a guy whom stopped eating peanut and chocolates and his face cleared, another cut out soy from his diet, other started using aloe vera as a face mask and it worked wonders, etc, nonetheless, in all of these scenarios, there was an existing factor which was causing the breakouts, so my point is.... how hard can it be for a professional to figure out something like this? Isn't this why they spend so many years studying for? Instead of making us waste money on products that will attack the symptoms instead of the cause and merely mitigate the issue, why not do some tests to see what gives and provide a permanent solution?! Unfortunately, since this is the case, what's left for us is this journey of trial and error until we someday get it right and figure this out. Yea, it was more of a rant than anything... sorry.
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    Acne keeps coming back

    Hey Michelle. Thanks a lot for the reply! Yea, I know it isn't always related to my diet. I have observed that whenever I eat some kinds of food my face tends to break out a lot but EVEN when I'm only eating healthy it still happens to a lesser extent. Already took a blood test to check my hormone levels and they're alright. I also work out six days a week... I don't smoke and rarely drink. I'm really puzzled as to why my acne is so damn persistent in coming back. The only thing I took was Accutane during seven months. Twice.
  7. Hey. I've had severe acne on my teen years (16-19), then I started the accutane treatment and it worked wonders. A year and a half later the acne started to come back, so I did it again. Worked wonders once again. Now, a year and half after that, my face is starting to break out again. I quit meat when I was 16 years old and started eating a lot of soy. It was very stupid of me to not realize that this was what was causing (or at least helped to cause) my acne breakouts at that time. I can say that I know for a fact that soy is related to my breakouts because whenever I eat it, I get about 2 or 3 zits in the morning. Also, peanut, chocolate, etc and many other kinds of food like wheat causes my face to break out. Thought I might be missing some vitamins because of my strict no-meat diet. Then, I heard from a doctor I saw on YouTube once that sardines have a lot of Vitamin A and good amount of Omega 3 which are both good to deal with hormones-related issues and also helps with inflammations. Now I follow a strict diet with very little sugar and lots of healthy food, avoiding grains and other foods that are known to cause acne in many people around the world. Thing is... I'm still not completely clear... I'm afraid that whatever I do is only helping to mitigate the real issue here... I wish your help to find out what might be the cause of my issue with acne... I feel like anything I try only works for some time or not completely. Anyway... this is it. Any help is appreciated.