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Hi, I am after some advice regarding acne, I am a 31 year old male in the UK, suffered with bad acne until I was about 21 years old.

Over the past year I noticed I was getting more spots round my nose area, went to my GP and over the course of 6 months he perscribed different solutions that never really worked. Eventually made an appointment to see a dermatologist (I have private healthcare) he perscribed me Acticin Gel which is a Tretinoin (0.025%) I tried this for 2 months, it helped a little bit, but not much, so I went back and he perscribed me Isotrex Gel which is Isotretinion (0.05%) which is appararantly a stronger dose. I have been using this for about 2 weeks now still no real sign of improvement. What I am finding is that round my nose area my skin is so greasy, for example I have a wash and within 2 hours my skins looks so greasy, how long do I have to wait for Isotrex Gel to start working properly?

My fear is that it will not work! Why am I getting my acne coming back when I am 31 years of age? Will my acne get worse or just stay round the nose area? as you can see I am getting a bit annoyed! Are there any other methods of getting rid of acne i.e. laser treatment etc? if so could I get this from my dermatologist as I have private healthcare?

Look forward to you responses.....

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