I was just sitting there in my room thinking about my genetics and how I despise my hormonal acne. So I called my dermatologist and I asked what should I do about it? I told her about the problem about my hormonal cystic acnes that came about every 2 months. Once the acne was demolished, the pus came back within a week. She told me there weren't many ways to fix this problem because it was mostly genetics. So she told me that the last resort was to take Accutane. However, there would be some disadvantages to my benefits.
The only main reason of why I should take Accutane is because it would get rid of the cystic acnes. The cystic acnes hurt a lot and when I try to pop it, it’s almost if it were a volcano. My cystic acnes are really horrible. It is as large as an average pinky. And it’s so embarrassing because when I was in my first year of university, anybody would be able to see my acne and I didn’t want to cover it up with makeup because that would just make it worse. I tried putting on types of face cream, especially to prevent acne but nothing seems to work. Now that it’s break, I barely got anymore cystic acnes, probably because I’m not as stressed, but I still get them occasionally but it’s not as severe. I’m afraid that next year and the years after that they would be coming in like crazy!
Basically what Accutane is, is a drug called Isotretinoin which belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids. Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A. It is taken by the mouth and how it works is, it reduces the production of the skin’s natural oil (sebum) and oil glands, making the skin acne-free. People usually only take it for about 4-5 months but if your dermatologist prescribes you a lower dose of Isotretinoin, it may take longer than if it were a higher dose. However, I think that a lower dose would probably be safer so you won’t get overdosed or addicted to it.
There are some other benefits that help my skin. Accutane is an Isotretinoin drug and it helps normalize the keratinization or shedding of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. This helps because the chemicals help reduces clogged pores and acne, decrease the amount of pigmented blemishes and scars. It also evens out skin complexion. It can permanently clear up the skin, but it also might not. It shrinks the oil gland and dries the skin out. However, that may not be a good thing. But most importantly it gets rid of my cystic acnes which is what I’m aiming for.