Accutane

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Accutane is a prescription oral medication used to treat severe acne. The drug is a form of vitamin A, which reduces the amount of oil released by the skin. While Accutane has delivered amazing results for some, it's also been linked to an increased risk of depression and may cause severe, life-threatening birth defects. The manufacturer no longer produces Accutane, though generic versions of the drug still exist. Outside the U.S. it is marketed as Roaccutane.

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Thank You Realself Community for Sharing How to Remove Scars and Granulomas

I used to be injected with permanent filler..after 4 years, my face has some bumpies near the cheeks, so it makes my skin not smooth. i have done 11 times erbium laser, 4 times CO2 fractional lasers, 11 times dermaroller with 2mm needles and injected with hyrolunic dase which makes my face has... READ MORE

Accutane Last Option

I suffered from acne for more than a decade. I tried all OTC and other remedies, nothing made a significant change. Accutane is the only thing left to try. I do not have any high expectations just hope it limits the frequency of acne occurring. I am starting on 40 mg. I have uploaded pictures... READ MORE

25, Asian on Tane - Philippines

I started having pimples when i was 14 but continue all troughout college but it was just mild acne not until May this year after my husband and i had our 5 days vacation in Palawan Philippines a lot of pimples are popping out. Comes June when i have these painful cyst almost all over my face.... READ MORE

30 Year Old Female (Acne for 15+ Years) - Richland, WA

I have been a sufferer of cystic acne for years, probably since I was about 13-15. Middle school and high school were very difficult for me and an endless effort to cover and conceal the bumps and marks and spots all over my face. Cystic acne is traumatizing for a teen. It is impossible to... READ MORE

27 Year Old Female.

Battled acne for almost 10 years. It was bearable until age 24. It has gotten worse around the cheek area. My dermatologist had been trying to get me to go on isotretinoin (accutane) for almost 2 years but I was hesitant. Finally I decided to go for it. I didn't want to ruin my skin any longer.... READ MORE

Ready for a Change - Bronx, NY

I have been dealing with acne for what seems like for ever; Approximately 12 years. I have tried it all (birth control pills, topicals (retinoid), antibiotics (topical and oral))...and the natural route (honey, apple cider vinegar, charcoal, changes in diet/juicing, aloe vera, turmeric, and the... READ MORE

28 Years 20 Mg

Hi I use to take isotretinoin when i was 17 amazing results. And two months ago i got super bad acne here in usa is so much process for a women to get this prescribe so in my desperation i order it online in a canadian website and it work as good just it was 100 per box of 20 mg. super happy... READ MORE

Accutane. New York, NY

I Just started today day 1 40mg a day no symptoms so far so far so good I've only been going to the bathroom #1 just because I'm drinking a lot of water I can't wait to see how fast I see result im using vaseline for lip and aveeno intense moisturizer and so that about it for now until next... READ MORE

32 Years Old, One Child, Suffering from Acne, Zenatane 40 mg/day - California, CA

My story is just like everyone here who suffer from acne. I ve tried everything over the counter, tv commercial, prescriptions but nothing s working. I tried bc so many brands yaz, Yasmin, Diane but nothing has worked like it used to. I used to take Diane and it likes magic. My acne clear within... READ MORE

22, Tired of Struggling with Acne - Dallas, TX

So I had been having problems with my skin for a few years. All through my teens I didn't have any major break outs, what little issues I had were manageable with topical treatments. Unfortunately when my 20's hit my facial skin became a mess. I tried prescription anti biotics, retin-a,... READ MORE

19 With Cystic Acne out of NOWHERE - Largo, FL

Throughout high school and middle school my skin was absolutely flawless. I would occasionally have one or two pimples on my face but it was nothing I couldn't cover up with a little concealer. All of a sudden during the second semester of my first year of college I began to break out like no... READ MORE

Starting the Beauty Journey! - Baines

After having tried Clindamycin, an Acne antibiotic, my dermatologist suggested Accutane. Having been told the side effects and what not, i researched deeply on it. The reviews got more both excited and agitated though not hesitant at all. On the 16th of October i started my journey with 20mg/day... READ MORE

1 more month of accutane, Its really working :) (8 Month Run) - Northbrook, IL

Hello, My name is Andrew and i am a 14 year old teen. I have been struggling with severe cystic acne for almost three years. I had a very bad experience with the first dermatologist i went to see two years ago. Now I have had 13 different topical/oral antibiotics prescribed to me. I decided that... READ MORE

15 Years Old - Kinston

Starting Accutane In August, Super Excited ! I can't really say much now, I've been taking the birth control , I just hope this works, I have no confidence. I won't even leave my house anymore.. I also play sports and it's just so stressful, I hate my skin.. I can't even enjoy my teen years... READ MORE

UK - 20yrs Old - Accuntane Blog

I have my first appointment to be prescribed accuntane on Monday. I am excited to get it over and done with and start the course. I am 20 years old and suffer with moderate acne. I do not have big cystic spots, I have loads of pimples and white heads dotted around my whole face. The colouring... READ MORE

My 4 Months of the Worse Acne I Ever Had in my Life - San Antonio, TX

I'm 21 years old and this review is about trying accutane for the first time. Today was my first pill, I was excited to try it so i can finally be acne free. And to be back to normal without worrying about my look and self esteem. I'm nervous about my acne getting worse in the first weeks and... READ MORE

31 Years Old Female with Mild Acne - San Antonio, TX

I just started with Accutane on Monday at 30mg twice a day. I started on Accutane after using spironolactone for a year because of moderate acne. The last 6 months of that year I was at 150mg per day and that is what cleared my acne for the most part and decreased my breakouts to maybe 1 or 2 a... READ MORE

I Was 17, and Nothing Worked - Montreal, QC

I chose to write this review for people who just cant deal with their acne anymore. I tried everything and nothing worked. I got the chance to meet a dermatologist who told me that accutane would give me baby skin. I took the chance, didnt have second effects, after 6 months my skin was clear... READ MORE

The Start of my Accutane Journey! Florence, KY

I decided to subscribe to Realself because for the first month it was all I read. Everyone's journals, Q&A, and photos were very very helpful and kept me staying positive! With that said, I decided to make some reviews and weekly updates myself. Even if no one reaponds, this will be therapeutic... READ MORE

23 Year Old, Been on This Battle Since Age 12. - Marlton, NJ

Ok so i have been battling acne since age 12 as the title suggests. I've been through at least 4 dermatologists with little success. Until my recent one, she put me on antibiotics which worked great however, after 3 months of being off of it, the acne came back with full force so she decided to... READ MORE

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