BAR - I got UC @ 24 and I took accutane @ 28, I had no problems w/my UC at all. I cannot tell you how amazing it was to actually see my face after having acne since I was 11. I can remember driving to work and feeling painful pimples begining to form and then by the end of the day would have new red pimples under the skin that would last from weeks (if I was lucky) to months.
My sister had to go on it twice and my husband also had to go on it in high school. The reason I went on it at 28 was that I always had 10-15 pimples on my face at any given time but they were starting to become cyst like, over an inch in diameter and were not going away. I tried EVERYTHING from lemons, onions to every script
, topical solution, infomercial
, sometimes multiple times in multiple combinations. It is hereditary and nothing else worked for me.
As with taking any prescript
ion, you run the risk of side effects. I got Kidney Disease from taking sulfasalazine and asacol, I have been on pred for a year since being dx'd w/kidney disease and have cushingoid syndrome from the pred.
If the benefits to you outweigh the possiblity of the risks.......... Also, you can have them start you off slowly on the accutane, they do monthly blood checks.
I got some acne while being on pred, but is mostly a different kind than I used to get and in different areas of my face. It has gotten much better since being at a low dose.
I wish you clear skin. Again, being able to actually see myself in the mirror was amazing and not having painful pimples growing in different stages on your face growing larger minute by minute, being painful, not to mention all the psychological stuff that goes along with it.
Also, I am not sure how laser treatment works, but def look into it. That was one thing I did not try. I am not sure how that changes your pores.
All my best!