I took accutane in the late 80's, after having all the children I wanted. I was in my 30's I wouldn't recommend it for women or girls that are planning to have children. Ask your dermatologist or doctor about serious birth defects that can result. You might try "proactiv" acne treatment. Just do a search for it on your internet browser. Anyway, I took accutane 2x and still had acne. Recently I've gone to an allergist... and I've found that when I avoid the foods that I am allergic to - milk, eggs, onions, and corn - I don't have acne. You might explore the possibility that you might have food allergies. And, yes, I know from personal experience that acne is very, very visable and embarassing. Everyone SEES it. You can't hide it. Try topical stuff - used consistently, daily or even explore allergies. Just try eliminating Milk for a few days, there's a lot of hormones in milk.