Spiro Day 15, Tretinoin Day 1!
Posted by shawnabowbawna, 12 December 2012 · 162 views
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Days On Spironolactone:15
Days without Picking: 2
Right Cheek: 0 active
Left Cheek: 2 active
Right Side of Chin: 3 actives
Left Side of Chin: 3 actives
Back: 3 actives
Scarring: Along my chin, jawline and underneath my cheekbones.
My skin is looking really nice today! Obviously there are still some scabs, scarring and hyperpigmentation, but I don't have very many actives. The actives that I do have are small and are not too inflamed. Since my skin is looking better I have almost no urge to pick! Its great.
I'm pretty happy and it makes me nervous about starting tretinoin tonight because there are so many stories about it making things worse in the beginning. At least I have a bit of the Spiro in my system, so hopefully that will prevent things from getting too bad. I know a lot of people take an antibiotic with it to help combat the IB, but since I'm allergic to so many of them when ingested my Dr. decided it was probably not worth the risk. So, I'll be using Aczone instead. Does anyone have experience with Aczone?
I tried out the CeraVe foaming wash and moisturizer samples that my Dr. gave me and I really like them.
And finally, I posted some pictures of my skin throughout the year including some from last night. I'll try and post new ones every few weeks with the same lighting and camera.