^^ Link to my video, pretty much covers everything I talk about here. It doesn't really do my skin justice, but you can see me.
Hey all, I'm John. I've posted up here once before a few years back, but have been away since! To put it simply, I'm starting isotretinoin. I'm 26 years old, weigh about 150lb, and will be starting on 20mg for the first month, and then ramping up to 60mg for the remaining months.
I've had moderate-severe acne since I was 15, and is generally cystic. Typically, I get 6-8 new pimples a month when I'm not taking any form of medication for it.
In the past I've taken:
Atleast 3 other retin-a's that I can't remember
Various BP products
Various salycilic products
I've gone through many, many, many different regimens of cleansers, moisturizers, retinoids, antibiotics, creams, etc etc. Antibiotics worked well, but everytime I've come off of them my acne returns immediately, and doesn't subside. After years of this, I'm done going the antibiotic route! My dermitologist(s) wouldn't put me on accutane for the longest time because they wanted to try every other method first, but finally my derm said, "alright, it's definitely time."
My acne has improved over the last 2-3 years, but it's still a total cruch for me.
I'm going to do my best to keep up with this!! Perhaps a weekly video, or pictures, or something!