I Can't Stand Acne

THIS ACNE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY! I AM 27 AND I HAVE BEEN HAVING ACNE SINCE I WAS 14 YEARS OLD BUT AT THAT TIME I JUST USED THE OVER-THE-COUNTER PRODUCTS WITH NO SUCCESS. AT 16, I VISITED MY FIRST DERMATOLOGIST. HE LOOKED AT MY FACE FOR A SECOND AND SAID, "YOU HAVE ACNE", AS IF I DID NOT KNOW THAT ALREADY, SO THEN HE PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS AND DIFFERIN-GEL. WELL I COMPLETED THE COURSE AND THE ACNE REMAINED. AS THE YEARS WENT ON I SWITCHED DERMATOLOGIST AND THEY BASICALLY DO THE SAME THING WHICH IS GIVE ME SOME SORT OF ANTIBIOTIC AND CREAM WHICH DO NOT RID ME OF THIS PESKY ACNE PROBLEM. SO THEN I TRIED TO GO THE NATURAL WAY. I USED TO BUY THE ALOE VERA PLANT AND SLICE IT AND PUT THE JELLY-LIKE SUBSTANCE ON MY FACE TIL IT DRIED. THAT DIDN'T WORK. I TRIED LEMON JUICE, OATMEAL, "CLEAR SKIN DIETS", YOU NAME IT MOST LIKELY I TRIED IT. RIGHT NOW THIS ACNE IS WORSE THEN EVER! I HAVE BEEN IN A LOT OF STRESS BUT GOODNESS IT'S RIDICULOUS! I TRIED THE ISOLAZ TREATMENT ABOUT A MONTH AGO WHICH COST ME ABOUT $1,200 AND THAT DID NOT WORK. I WAS SURE IT WOULD WORK BUT MY FACE STILL LOOKS HORRIBLE. SINCE THAT DID NOT WORK THE DERMATOLOGIST TOLD ME SHE WILL GIVE ME THE FIRST TREATMENT OF ANOTHER LASER SERIES FREE SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL WORK. THIS IS CONSUMING MY LIFE. I'M AT THE POINT THAT I DON'T WANT TO GO OUT AND WHEN I HAVE TO, LIKE WHEN I'M AT WORK OR SCHOOL, I TRY NOT TO LOOK AT PEOPLE TOO MUCH BECAUSE I KNOW THEY ARE LOOKING AT MY NASTY BUMPY FACE. WHEN I TRY TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT IT THEY TRY TO MINIMIZE IT LIKE I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO FEEL THIS WAY. I KNOW THAT WHEN THEY GET 1 PIMPLE THEY GO CRAZY, IMAGINE HAVING A WHOLE CITY ON YOUR FACE LIKE ME!!! HOPEFULLY THIS LASER TREATMENT WORKS BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE;-(
cat908 cat908
26-30, F
3 Responses May 22, 2012

I get your problem. Acne has made me insecure and very shy about myself. I can never go anywhere without worrying about it. Hope the laser treatment does work for you :)

Acne is a pain for me too

Do you exfoliate? Maybe that will help