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Into Month 3

Posted by Vanessa24, 12 February 2014 · 111 views

about half way into my third month on low dose accutane and my skin is completely clear. I do have marks that have yet to fade from past pimples or ones that I tried to pop, but nothing new is coming up and the surface is pretty much perfect! I do use topicals once and a while like aczone and epiduo just to keep things in check. Have not really experience...

Week 7

Posted by Vanessa24, 19 December 2013 · 141 views

So much improvement finally! My skin is not perfect yet, still some marks left over and the small bumps/whiteheads under the skin have decreased in size and amount. My skin is basically smooth, and by the end of the month I can see it being near perfect. Haven't really had any pimples breakout and when they do they disappear fast. Hoping for the improveme...

Week 5

Posted by Vanessa24, 07 December 2013 · 144 views

Unfortunately I have not made as much progress as I was hoping for by the beginning of month two. The texture of my skin has vastly improved, can almost feel soft at some times. The pimples that are coming up are really tiny, but the bigger ones that I had been dealing with from the IB have no vanished yet, they take forever! I am taking 20mg a day but I...

Week 4

Posted by Vanessa24, 30 November 2013 · 111 views

Just about to finish week four. Definite improvement from the initial breakout but my skin is no better than before I started accutane. I heard the second month is really where it kicks in so I am hoping for that. My skin has felt less dry (perhaps it is adjusting?) and my hair is quite dry, but I am still showering once a day. I have no completely stoppe...

Week 3

Posted by Vanessa24, 23 November 2013 · 139 views

Not much change from week 2. Oil has dried up completely, even my hair is very very dry (can hardly wash it once a day now, whereas it used to get oily by the end of the day!). Started taking 3 40mg pills a week instead of 2, which would equal about 17mg a day. Not too much more improvement, but definitely not getting worse anymore which is good. Somethin...

Week 2

Posted by Vanessa24, 14 November 2013 · 183 views

All the oil has completely dried up! My skin and lips are pretty dry, nothing moisturizer can't handle. Even the skin on my hands is dry! Still in the initial breakout period, my pimples are more red than they usually are. They are also a lot harder to pop, skin is just very "stiff". After this month on 10 mg hoping to move to 20 mg (40mg every other day)...

Week 1

Posted by Vanessa24, 07 November 2013 · 200 views

Went to the dermatologist and he prescribed me Accutane 40 mg. He said I should only take one pill a week (my acne is quite mild, yet persistent, compared to most) but told me I could "jump start" the process by taking two pills a week. I only weigh about 85 lbs so it is not as low a dose as it would be for others. First week I have definitely noticed an...

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