Acne (Pimple) is one of the most common skin problems, yet it is often difficult to treat completely, especially the severe type. If you have had or still have severe acne, I believe you understand the struggle in treating it and getting your skin spot free again.
The picture above shows my life long struggle with mild acne that later transitioned to severe acne.
I, like most folks with severe acne tried everything, from the use of conventional medicines like topical antibacterial creams such as clindamycin, Doxycycline, tetracycline, facial scrubs and cleansers, among others to alternative options like black soap, honey, aloe vera, among others.
They usually start working the first few days and if I’m lucky sometimes weeks, but thereafter it stops working and the acne gets worst, they manifest in their numbers than they did prior to the applied therapies.
So, how did I get my face from the first picture with the papules to this clear and all fresh skin??
Perhaps 2-hours of daily workout at the gym with a lot of cardio and proper dieting…
Well, that was secondary to my healing process from the acne. I actually resorted to the last option of severe acne treatment.
Isotretinoin, was the miracle drug y’all.
This is an oral anti-acne drug that is usually found with the brand name (Roaccutane or Accutane). This is however, not a sponsored post about this drug, but it is an effective option and is primarily used for severe acne that has been stubborn and resistant to other treatment regimens. It is also used in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer.
It is usually a prescription drug and so can’t be bought over the counter (OTC). In order words, you need a doctors (Dermatologist) written order for this drug to be sold to you at any pharmacy. This however depends on your country, as It is banned from other countries like Spain and Germany. But I got mine in North Cyprus with a prescription order from a dermatologist.
I called it a last resort to acne treatment, severe acne precisely, because of the adverse effects of the drug. This is the reason why it is usually a prescription medicine in most countries. Most significantly, It has teratogenic effect and so shouldn’t be used by pregnant women or those intending to get pregnant among other contraindications.
This drug works, it worked for me, it should work for you as well. Should you resort to use it, you can consult a dermatologist, they will evaluate your situation and advice you accordingly and also educate you about the adverse effects that comes with using this drug and better alternatives to Accutane or Roaccutane if need be.