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Still Clear

Posted by leanna123, 21 February 2013 · 534 views

I am still getting used to my acne free face! I have been on amoxicillin aka amoxil (hence the name "Amoxilworx") and topical clindamycin, plus tretinoin 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 5%. I posted my before pictures to show how much my complexion has improved. Some of you may notice that I am posting (again) the same before photos and there is a very good reason why I do that; I don't have any other good "before" photos, so I am stuck using the same ones. Hopefully they demonstrate the severity of the infection I had. I call it an infection because antibiotics stopped the cycle of acne completely. I just don't breakout anymore, ever! Good luck to everyone who is still struggling to heal their faces (necks, chests and backs also). In all fairness, the way I did it was a bit unorthodox. I took way more Keflex and Amoxil than prescribed. I still do. But it worked so there it is. The plain truth. Live with it and decide, do you want clear skin?; if you do, then do whatever it takes to get there.  Posted Image
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Glad you found your solution.  Be safe and take care of yourself.

Thanks. It has been a long hard road. When I lost my health insurance 4 years ago, my skin hit rock bottom. I tried to buy antibiotics for myself but I could not afford to see a dermatologist. I got prescribed some weak medications that never worked. Eventually I got health insurance again at an affordable price and I began seeing a dermatologist who presccribed me Amoxil. Thats when everything turned around for me.

congrats on being clear thats so great.... how long did it take you to adjust to the retin a 1% and the clindamycin? I just bumped up to the .05% retin a a few weeks ago i still have the peeling red dry feeling and am trying to be patient and wait it out... still getting the white heads- I just wonder how long it took to see a difference and how long it took to where you werent constantly getting new break outs

congrats on being clear thats so great.... how long did it take you to adjust to the retin a 1% and the clindamycin? I just bumped up to the .05% retin a a few weeks ago i still have the peeling red dry feeling and am trying to be patient and wait it out... still getting the white heads- I just wonder how long it took to see a difference and how long it took to where you werent constantly getting new break outs

Hi Lauren,

It took about two years for the breakouts to halt. I credit a lot of the healing to antibiotics but the retin-a and clindamycin still played a huge role. It took several months for my skin to adjust to the retin-a. I exfoliate with my finger tips when I wash my face so that keeps peeling at a minimum.  As you can see from my "before" photos, I had severe cystic acne. Whatever treatments you use, just hang in there because it will improve!!

AMOX AMOX MOAX HIIII XD! AHHH SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

 

my skin has been doing well recently too [I'm using something new which is kind of a surprise :D]  but I just haven't had the time to write a post wahh

AMOX AMOX MOAX HIIII XD! AHHH SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

 

my skin has been doing well recently too [I'm using something new which is kind of a surprise biggrin.png]  but I just haven't had the time to write a post wahh

Thanks Cerulean! Glad you are doing well too!

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