“My problem with acne was on my chest and the back of my neck. The acne on my chest was quite severe and very distressing especially during summer when it came time to hit the beach with friends. I would spend most summer swimming in a T-shirt.
It was also very painful, I was unable to play any contact sports, as a knock on the chest would be agonizing and start several eruptions of bleeding pimples from my neck to my sternum.
These times were extremely distressing for me. The embarrassment I felt when people would point out the blemishes on my neck seemed insurmountable.
It was only when my GP referred me to a dermatologist who then prescribed Roaccutane (isotretinoin) that I started to see results.
By the time summer came around again I was able to walk around without a shirt on. This was a great feeling compared to previous summers.
After my acne cleared I was practically a new person, with a drive to succeed and willing to take on anything.”
– Mike, 29
When acne makes it difficult for you to enjoy your life, it’s definitely time to see a doctor.