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My tour of duty is over, finally! After 6 months and 1 week, I took my last pill of accutane tonight!!! Presently, my face is looking its best in years. I started out with severe cystic acne all over my face, now its quite smooth. I have two zits on my face, count them 2! My face is still red, more of a pinkish hue. I have alot of scars(craters) on my cheeks and jawline. Thank God my sister is an office manager at my Dermatologist's. So my microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, etc... will be done for free. But I'm always on the look out for better and more effective skin care treatments so I will always come back to this board.

Hopefully, Accutane will be the cure for my dreaded disease and that I won't have to deal with it ever again. Looking back at all those years I've lost to acne, it still brings make me teary eyed. All those painful moments and the lonely isolation can really change a person's life. You know I never went to any of my HS dances or even to my prom?
I made myself an outcast due to my appearance. I spent most of my time at home, wishing to be happy again; to look and feel normal again. Honestly, I'm not too sure if acne has made me a better person or not. On one hand, I've gained more depth being less judgmental but more compassionate. On the other hand, I lack alot of social skills from all those years of shying away from people.

I have so much lost time to make up for. So many years of catching up to do. So many places to go and so many people to see. Today, I told myself I would turn over a new leaf. Change my outlook. Start a new life. Bring back my old strong confident self. So after dealing with severe acne on & off for almost 10 years, I can move on with my life. That's if my acne doesn't come back, so wish me luck all. To all the acne sufferers, keep on fighting because one day you'll win and be happy again. Thank you everyone for reading my post and God bless.

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