Question: I’v Been On Rocactane 3 Times, Once When I Was 17 For 4 Months, Then When I Was 19 For 6 Months And Again When I Was 21 For 6 Months. Every Time My Skin Clears Up For About 6 Months And Then Starts Up Again. Always In Summer Time And Always Around My Chin I Get Acne, Its Not Serious Acne But It Frustrates Me Alot. The Ance Is Also Inflamed Just Before I Get My Period. Please Give Me Some Advice On How I Can Fix This Without Having To Go On Roacatane Again.

I'v been on rocactane 3 times, once when I was 17 for 4 months, then when I was 19 for 6 months and again when I was 21 for 6 months. Every time my skin clears up for about 6 months and then starts up again. Always in summer time and always around my chin I get acne, its not serious acne but it frustrates me alot. The ance is also inflamed just before I get my period. Please give me some advice on how i can fix this without having to go on roacatane again.

Answer

I understand your frustration and I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had to go through all of this with your skin. I would highly recommend that you consider going on to a supplement for your skin to help you control these breakouts and at the same time, go onto a topical prescription Vitamin A preparation for the affected areas. I suggest that you start using the Acnevelle capsules made by Lamelle and you should use a night cream or serum that contains a high Vit A concentration at night (there are really some great options for this purpose such as Skin Medica’s Retinol serum, or Skin Ceuticals Retinol 0.3 or Lamelle’s Evening Glow), and also I would add the Active Control Gel from Lamelle to use on the specific spots as they occur.

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