Acne acne, go away
September 5, 2011 4:19 PM Subscribe
I have mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist is trying to push me towards Accutane, are there any other treatments out there?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (39 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
20 year old male here. I have mild acne on my face and moderate acne on my back. I have tried a few prescription medication as prescribed by my dermatologist but they haven't really done the job.
My dermatologist will constantly suggest I consider Accutane but this is not something I want to use.
I feel like there is a whole world of skin care products/methods that I am not using. I will splash my face with water in the morning and shower at night, in addition to using a topical prescription cream as needed. What else can I do? What else should I be doing?
Next appointment with my doctor is in exactly one week, I would like to have some things to discuss with him. Maybe my acne is from my diet? Or I need to try a different prescription medication? Or maybe some other behavior?