Leonore has fought acne and has got rid of it.
She writes about acne, and says that “Acne is a bitch”.
You can read more about her experiences at http://this-is-my-acne-story.
Please give us some background about yourself
I’m 24 years old and I live in Romania.
I’m passionate about personal development, I love to travel and to read.
You can find my full story and the review of my Roacutane Treatment on my blog This is my Acne Story.
When did you start developing acne? How did you feel about it?
I don’t remember very well, but I have acne since I was 11-12 years old.
At the beginning, I wasn’t very conscious about it…
Because I was becoming a teenager, everybody thought that is normal. The years passed by and the acne wasn’t gone.
During high school, I felt terrible. But during the college it was worst.
At the end of the acne period, I used to cry a lot and I was very depressed. Once my grandma started to cry when she saw me (that was hard).
I started to feel guilty because I couldn’t heal my acne.
Overcoming acne: What have you done to get rid of acne? Did you follow a particular treatment? Did you have any side effects?
After many treatments, I was disappointed and I really thought that was NO CURE for my acne.
My father insisted to go and see a doctor so I gave it a last chance. She recommended me Roaccutane (or Accutane) as the last solution for my acne.
The Roaccutane Treatment lasted almost a year and a half. I was under medical supervision, and periodically I was doing blood tests and controls.
I was lucky because I didn’t have any serious side effects: only dry skin (lips, hands, nose).
In July 2012 I took the last pill, and today, I’m ok.
How do you feel after getting rid of acne? How do people react on seeing you now?
When the acne began to fade, sometimes I didn’t recognize my face in the mirror… It was a true miracle!
I now feel amazing on the inside and outside. For example, I have changed my style (haircut and clothes), I put on make-up, I go to gym, etc.
On the inside, I feel strong, confident and happy. I love to smile and to go out, to meet new people. My old friends are amazed when they see me.
I love myself and I have such a better life.
Anything else you would like to share with others suffering from Acne…
Never, never give up searching for the right treatment for your acne.
If you’re not happy with your look today, just ignore the acne and go on with your plans. Have fun with your friends and do your job.
At the end of the day, you will be a stronger person that has defeated acne!