Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:02 PM
Well, I'm about 6 weeks in and I can't tell if I am making any progress. My pictures kind of suck because I hadn't intended on posting them online initially, but I needed some input. In the first picture you can kind of see all these whiteheads I mentioned and I believe most of them have gone away. However, my forehead is full of blemishes from inflamed pimples daily. Even this morning I have two new ones. I just want to hear what you guys think! I am getting impatient, especially since my dermatologist told me I should be looking all better after 4 weeks. Not sure why she said that, after all my research it sounds like 4 weeks is when it should be at its worst.
Morning Regimen: Cleanse with Cetaphil daily gentle cleanser in shower. Pat dry face. Apply Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF15 moisturizer. (I only occasionally use dans BP because I’ve learned to hate it!!!)
Evening Regimen: Cleanse with Cetaphil daily gentle cleanser. Pat face dry. Apply Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF15 moisturizer. Wait 20-30 minutes. Apply Tazorac 0.05 % cream on forehead.
And if anyone is interested to see me keep documenting my progress I can start taking much better pictures.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:10 PM
Good Luck with your regimen.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:25 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:32 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:00 AM
I had an "initial" breakout during week 1. Things looked better during Week 2, but that was just some kind of sick joke, because BLAMO. Bad breakouts occurred in weeks 3 and 4. But honestly, all of the stuff is coming out and parts of my face are starting to get better. You don't seem to have too many cysts, which is good. I actually developed a crazy cyst under my left ear this week in an area where I do not apply Tazorac. Once I started lightly putting cream on it, the top layers of skin have started to peel away. Basically, I think Tazorac does a really good job and seems to work, albeit slowly.
Try not pick, too. I noticed the ones that get filled with pus and drain after I wash, seem to just fill back up again. It's frustrating.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:17 PM