I am 23 years old and have severe acne. The last time I was at a dermatologist was a while ago and I was still on my mom's health insurance. I tried all the creams that they would give me, but they dry my skin soo bad that it even starts to hurt to smile. I am wanting to go back, but my question is does health insurance cover going to the dermatologist for acne? I have heard some people say it doesn't cover it because it is consered cosmetic?!? I really think that i want to try accutane. can someone tell me what the side effects are and how bad they are?? Thanks!