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After accutane

Hey guys ! I'm an 18 year old male . I started having pimples when i just turned 16 . Mostly on my forehead and occasionally on my cheeks . Used to control them with face washes and topicals. After 6 months my forehead cleared up but during that time period i had minor breakouts now and then on my cheeks but they mostly cleared up . After that i started getting a lot of pimples on my cheeks so the dermatologist put me on antibiotics for 3-4 months. My acne just got worse so i was put on accutane for 2 months and it cleared my skin. By that time i was 17 years old . After two months i started getting pimples again . So for a month and a half i had antibiotics again but they were completely not responsive. My acne got worse than ever before. I did not have systic acne but it was pretty bad . I had big red stubborn pimples all over my cheeks . At 17 and a half i was put on accutane again and the course lasted for six months . By that time i just turned 18 . My skin cleared up but i still have acne marks on my cheeks . I am off accutane since 3-4 months . Last months i got two pimples not that big and stubborn after a long time . This month i got four but again not that bad at all . Is there something i can do to try to make sure my acne doesn't come back? Will i be getting pimples again? Please guys i need your honest and out of experience and knowledge thoughts on this . This all has caused me severe psychological problems. Not even ashamed to accept it anymore! I've been stressing out about it a lot since the past year .
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That would happen to me after I finished my first cycle of accutane. The breakouts were small and went away quickly. I was clear for about 6 months after I finished my course. Currently on it again.
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