I did terribly posting regularly on here after all, but I do want to make an update on my status.
I finished my treatment at the end of July. I was prescribed accutane by my dermatologist and I was to be on it for 4 months. Boy was I ever glad to finish taking those pills. I had to put up with a lot of dry, peeling skin. Especially around my lips. But making sure to moisturize constantly really did help me from looking too bad. The one thing I did enjoy was my hair not getting greasy at all. lol.
It's been 3 months since I finished my treatment of accutane and I'm really happy with the results. I have posted up a before and after shot for you to see just how far I've come. It's pretty crazy looking back at that before shot of me... It's no wonder my doctor took one look at my face and put me on accutane right away! I see my after shot now and I'm in awe. My skin is smooth now and clear of acne. I still have blemishes left over, but even those are fading slightly. I plan on getting treatments to completely clear those away, but I've got another 3 more months to go until I can start doing any procedures. (But I'm good with being patient and it's just one more thing to look forward to.)
Anyhow, thank you for reading about my journey. This main chapter of my acne story I can, thankfully, now move on from. Best of luck to those still struggling with acne. One day at a time.