I took accutane in my 20's after trying very thing else for my moderate non-cystic acne with great results. I shared Accutane with my brother in law that had severe cystic acne and scarring and he also had great results- neither one of us had to repeat although bro in law has taken antibiotics to this day.
My question to you all is this- I am 56 - when I see a young person with severe acne I... more
I started accutane just a few weeks ago, and just within the first few days I started seeing awesome results! I'm a 17 year old girl, and had horrible skin and acne scars and tried literally everything.
Accutane did wonders for me! I had no side affects, except chap lips and my skin dried out of course, which can be annoying, but it's worth it, my skin cleared up, got rid of scars and... more
First of all if your doctor mentions accutane, take it! If you think your acne is really bad and other medications just dont work and the acne comes back after you get off them, ask your doctor about accutane! yes you have to get your blood drawn and go see the doctor every month for six months, and girls u cant get pregnant, but it is seriously worth it! 1st month my face got real red and dry... more
I got the generic brand, and literally later the day of taking my first pill i started seeing and feeling a difference, for only 10 dollars...i was worried about the side affects because of bad stories all over the internet but i figured it couldnt be any worse that what ive taken before lol anyway supposedly depression is one side affect however i seem to get more talkative and friendly and... more
After 10 years of struggling with antibiotics, topical creams, and face soaps that would not get rid of my acne problem, I decided to get a 3rd opinion on a more effective long term solution. I found a dermatologist who suggested Accutane as the solution; one that she had personally used. Seeing her results helped me to decide to give Accutane a try and as my last form of hope.
The actual... more
Accutane was my last resort after trying other creams, pills, multi-step facial cleansing systems, etc., and it was definitely worth every penny and every side effect. I was on Accutane for 6 months in 2009 and haven't had anything more than tiny hormonal breakouts since. I went from having bright red skin and severe cystic acne to having clear, even toned skin.
Side effects I... more