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Acne board


I have mild to moderate acne that has not responded to anything. I've tried more antibiotics and medications than I can remember. The last thing I've been on is Benzaclin, which I've been on for many months and will no longer be able to use. (No more refills) I also think that my skin is beginning to adapt to it because it no longer works as well as it used to.

My question is whether or not I should talk to my derm about Accutane. I do not have severe or cystic acne, but at any one time I always have a few red pimples and get one or two of those nasty white, pus-filled pimples every week. Include in that equation many old red marks that make my skin look worse.

Would it be overkill to attempt Accutane or would I be a good candidate for a smaller doseage?

Thanks