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#41 Helton

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

 

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

6/8

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Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.

 

Just hang in there and let accutane does its job! We all are supposed to break out before it gets better smile.png

The AHA sounds nice,  just make sure don't put it over open wounds! Also, only use at night time if possible.

For new forming pimples, I recommend putting ice on it for around 5 minutes, multiple times a day. This method always helps decreasing the inflammations for me~

And use your best judgement to determine if you should continue the AHA or not, if you feel tight or burn after 10~20 minutes using the AHA, then maybe u should stop using/decrease the amount smile.png

 

Everything will be fine at the end! Remember you still have 3 months to go on this, there's still tons of rooms for improvements!


Edited by Helton, 08 June 2013 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:19 AM

 

 

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

6/8

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Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.

 

Just hang in there and let accutane does its job! We all are supposed to break out before it gets better smile.png

The AHA sounds nice,  just make sure don't put it over open wounds! Also, only use at night time if possible.

For new forming pimples, I recommend putting ice on it for around 5 minutes, multiple times a day. This method always helps decreasing the inflammations for me~

And use your best judgement to determine if you should continue the AHA or not, if you feel tight or burn after 10~20 minutes using the AHA, then maybe u should stop using/decrease the amount smile.png

 

Everything will be fine at the end! Remember you still have 3 months to go on this, there's still tons of rooms for improvements!

 

 

 I put decent sized "dime" dabs over all the red marks and the fading ones. I applied the NEW dabs every 1-2 Hours for about 10 hours. I woke up now and all the spots and faded ones are EXTREMELY red, like they just had a pimple there or something terrible happened. IDK what to do now. Did I overuse it? It looks like my face is 10x redder now. What should I do at this point? Stop using the product? Use it less? How was I suppose to use for how many hours and day and do I reapply it ever in a day or not. Im so confused.... This last month is THE WORST of my entire life.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:50 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

6/8

-----------------------

 

Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.

 

Just hang in there and let accutane does its job! We all are supposed to break out before it gets better smile.png

The AHA sounds nice,  just make sure don't put it over open wounds! Also, only use at night time if possible.

For new forming pimples, I recommend putting ice on it for around 5 minutes, multiple times a day. This method always helps decreasing the inflammations for me~

And use your best judgement to determine if you should continue the AHA or not, if you feel tight or burn after 10~20 minutes using the AHA, then maybe u should stop using/decrease the amount smile.png

 

Everything will be fine at the end! Remember you still have 3 months to go on this, there's still tons of rooms for improvements!

 

 

 I put decent sized "dime" dabs over all the red marks and the fading ones. I applied the NEW dabs every 1-2 Hours for about 10 hours. I woke up now and all the spots and faded ones are EXTREMELY red, like they just had a pimple there or something terrible happened. IDK what to do now. Did I overuse it? It looks like my face is 10x redder now. What should I do at this point? Stop using the product? Use it less? How was I suppose to use for how many hours and day and do I reapply it ever in a day or not. Im so confused.... This last month is THE WORST of my entire life.

 

Wait... u apply the AHA every once an hour? That's way too much! You are only supposed to apply it once at night.

Also, one thing to note about AHA is that we don't have to use it everyday to see result, once a week could be enough depending on the %.

But for you, I think just stop using it for now and wait for the redness to fade.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

6/8

-----------------------

 

Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.

 

Just hang in there and let accutane does its job! We all are supposed to break out before it gets better smile.png

The AHA sounds nice,  just make sure don't put it over open wounds! Also, only use at night time if possible.

For new forming pimples, I recommend putting ice on it for around 5 minutes, multiple times a day. This method always helps decreasing the inflammations for me~

And use your best judgement to determine if you should continue the AHA or not, if you feel tight or burn after 10~20 minutes using the AHA, then maybe u should stop using/decrease the amount smile.png

 

Everything will be fine at the end! Remember you still have 3 months to go on this, there's still tons of rooms for improvements!

 

 

 I put decent sized "dime" dabs over all the red marks and the fading ones. I applied the NEW dabs every 1-2 Hours for about 10 hours. I woke up now and all the spots and faded ones are EXTREMELY red, like they just had a pimple there or something terrible happened. IDK what to do now. Did I overuse it? It looks like my face is 10x redder now. What should I do at this point? Stop using the product? Use it less? How was I suppose to use for how many hours and day and do I reapply it ever in a day or not. Im so confused.... This last month is THE WORST of my entire life.

 

Wait... u apply the AHA every once an hour? That's way too much! You are only supposed to apply it once at night.

Also, one thing to note about AHA is that we don't have to use it everyday to see result, once a week could be enough depending on the %.

But for you, I think just stop using it for now and wait for the redness to fade.

 

 

So to use AHA correctly: Do I put a "mask" on my face, or cover only the red pimple spots at night? Is it a Thin layer or a Thick Layer over the red spots using AHA? Btw I'm ordering BHA too form online. Is this any good?



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

6/8

-----------------------

 

Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.

 

Just hang in there and let accutane does its job! We all are supposed to break out before it gets better smile.png

The AHA sounds nice,  just make sure don't put it over open wounds! Also, only use at night time if possible.

For new forming pimples, I recommend putting ice on it for around 5 minutes, multiple times a day. This method always helps decreasing the inflammations for me~

And use your best judgement to determine if you should continue the AHA or not, if you feel tight or burn after 10~20 minutes using the AHA, then maybe u should stop using/decrease the amount smile.png

 

Everything will be fine at the end! Remember you still have 3 months to go on this, there's still tons of rooms for improvements!

 

 

 I put decent sized "dime" dabs over all the red marks and the fading ones. I applied the NEW dabs every 1-2 Hours for about 10 hours. I woke up now and all the spots and faded ones are EXTREMELY red, like they just had a pimple there or something terrible happened. IDK what to do now. Did I overuse it? It looks like my face is 10x redder now. What should I do at this point? Stop using the product? Use it less? How was I suppose to use for how many hours and day and do I reapply it ever in a day or not. Im so confused.... This last month is THE WORST of my entire life.

 

Wait... u apply the AHA every once an hour? That's way too much! You are only supposed to apply it once at night.

Also, one thing to note about AHA is that we don't have to use it everyday to see result, once a week could be enough depending on the %.

But for you, I think just stop using it for now and wait for the redness to fade.

 

 

So to use AHA correctly: Do I put a "mask" on my face, or cover only the red pimple spots at night? Is it a Thin layer or a Thick Layer over the red spots using AHA? Btw I'm ordering BHA too form online. Is this any good?

 

You could apply it as a mask, wait 10 minutes, rinse off with water.
Or just a small amount on the skin overnight.

 

I don't think you should add anymore stuff while on accutane :(

Just wash, and wear sunscreen in the daytime, that's all you really need. AHA is just a bonus depending on your skin condition.

Though I don't see a problem with BHA... it doesn't fade reddness as good as AHA though.
Remember one at time! Don't use AHA and BHA together for now.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

6/8

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Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.

 

Just hang in there and let accutane does its job! We all are supposed to break out before it gets better smile.png

The AHA sounds nice,  just make sure don't put it over open wounds! Also, only use at night time if possible.

For new forming pimples, I recommend putting ice on it for around 5 minutes, multiple times a day. This method always helps decreasing the inflammations for me~

And use your best judgement to determine if you should continue the AHA or not, if you feel tight or burn after 10~20 minutes using the AHA, then maybe u should stop using/decrease the amount smile.png

 

Everything will be fine at the end! Remember you still have 3 months to go on this, there's still tons of rooms for improvements!

 

 

 I put decent sized "dime" dabs over all the red marks and the fading ones. I applied the NEW dabs every 1-2 Hours for about 10 hours. I woke up now and all the spots and faded ones are EXTREMELY red, like they just had a pimple there or something terrible happened. IDK what to do now. Did I overuse it? It looks like my face is 10x redder now. What should I do at this point? Stop using the product? Use it less? How was I suppose to use for how many hours and day and do I reapply it ever in a day or not. Im so confused.... This last month is THE WORST of my entire life.

 

Wait... u apply the AHA every once an hour? That's way too much! You are only supposed to apply it once at night.

Also, one thing to note about AHA is that we don't have to use it everyday to see result, once a week could be enough depending on the %.

But for you, I think just stop using it for now and wait for the redness to fade.

 

 

So to use AHA correctly: Do I put a "mask" on my face, or cover only the red pimple spots at night? Is it a Thin layer or a Thick Layer over the red spots using AHA? Btw I'm ordering BHA too form online. Is this any good?

 

You could apply it as a mask, wait 10 minutes, rinse off with water.
Or just a small amount on the skin overnight.

 

I don't think you should add anymore stuff while on accutane sad.png

Just wash, and wear sunscreen in the daytime, that's all you really need. AHA is just a bonus depending on your skin condition.

Though I don't see a problem with BHA... it doesn't fade reddness as good as AHA though.
Remember one at time! Don't use AHA and BHA together for now.

 

I have both BHA and AHA now. I been using them often and switching them up. The redness is just lasting way to long and the pimples are still here.

 

 

6/26/13

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Been a while since I updated. Things went well for one solid week this month. My redness began to go down and had ZERO new pimples, but during this week its changing again... Haven't had a single cyst ( I removed HIGH Fats from my diet), this seems to have removed cyst chances, but it did not stop other pimples from forming. I'm now getting them around the T to Nose area. they are red spots too. I been putting BHA on them, they turn flat really quick and in the spot it just looks like a small "shiny" glistening hole surrounding by redness. Anyways, im getting worried now too. This is month 4. Month 5 is my last I think and its still not gone... :l


Edited by omgmike4, 26 June 2013 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

6/30/13

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Some red marks have faded. Still getting slight acne. Currently have about maybe 10+ Red marks, and 2 active zits. One zit was ingrained in the skin for over a month, but it had to come out eventually. Thats fine. But theother one is new. I hope it leave soon. Tane time is ending very soon...



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

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Well... I'm not seeing this get any better. In fact accutane might be actually making it worse. I've never had acne before on chest or back of neck. Not even once since middle school, But now I found 2 spots on my neck. They healed up after shots, but the marks are left. It looks like a vampire bit me. The ones on my chest are in a group of 4-5. There tiny, but make the spot red. I hope they go away quick. Im not going to put anything on them. Next, My face... Just about once a week I get a Cystic pimple. Ranging from usually my cheek to my forehead. I thought my forehead was clearing finally and the red marks improving, but the pimples jus keep coming back. Currently I got 1 cyst above my eyebrow. Its pretty big and red. I found there is ONLY 2 ways to treat a cyst: Steroid shot OR VIcks cream. The shot will kill it fast ASAP, but vicks takes about a week of consistent application and it slowly kills it. I'm starting to get very upset now with the results of accutane. Im basically on month 5 NOW. This is my last month and if I NEED another one. I might get one, but that depends on the derm. Hes such a stinge and threatened to take me off tane before and I always see him for just about 4 minutes. Can't even have a decent conv with him. How sad is life sometimes....



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:48 PM

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Im about 11 days from my next derm app. My acne has faded from how it use to be, But The acne is still not cured. I still get acne around my face at times. The red marks from previeus cysts are left there and it has been months since i got them. It looks terrible. My next derm app is my last for tane. Basically meaning my treatment is done. I'm going to try to talk him into  6 months, but last time he didnt seem to be waving that way. Im upset over this. People talked about how great tane was, but so far it hasent lived up to its legeneds, for me atleast. This is upsetting. 5 Months of hope pouring down the drain. Idk what to do anymore...I hope atleast when tane is over within the next 2 weeks, I can get rid of these red marks ASAP with better drugs and treatment cause he refused me anything to place on them during tanes time. How annoying. Well see what happens, but so far, im not very happy :(



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:48 AM

7/19

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Im about 11 days from my next derm app. My acne has faded from how it use to be, But The acne is still not cured. I still get acne around my face at times. The red marks from previeus cysts are left there and it has been months since i got them. It looks terrible. My next derm app is my last for tane. Basically meaning my treatment is done. I'm going to try to talk him into  6 months, but last time he didnt seem to be waving that way. Im upset over this. People talked about how great tane was, but so far it hasent lived up to its legeneds, for me atleast. This is upsetting. 5 Months of hope pouring down the drain. Idk what to do anymore...I hope atleast when tane is over within the next 2 weeks, I can get rid of these red marks ASAP with better drugs and treatment cause he refused me anything to place on them during tanes time. How annoying. Well see what happens, but so far, im not very happy sad.png

 

Personally, I think you are jumping the gun and giving up too soon, I had moderate acne and it took me 8 months to see solid results from tane, it's now been almost 2 months since then and I've had a single (singular, 1, ONE!) pimple.

It sounds like you're giving up too soon, it's a mistake you'll regret.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

7/19

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Im about 11 days from my next derm app. My acne has faded from how it use to be, But The acne is still not cured. I still get acne around my face at times. The red marks from previeus cysts are left there and it has been months since i got them. It looks terrible. My next derm app is my last for tane. Basically meaning my treatment is done. I'm going to try to talk him into  6 months, but last time he didnt seem to be waving that way. Im upset over this. People talked about how great tane was, but so far it hasent lived up to its legeneds, for me atleast. This is upsetting. 5 Months of hope pouring down the drain. Idk what to do anymore...I hope atleast when tane is over within the next 2 weeks, I can get rid of these red marks ASAP with better drugs and treatment cause he refused me anything to place on them during tanes time. How annoying. Well see what happens, but so far, im not very happy sad.png

 

Personally, I think you are jumping the gun and giving up too soon, I had moderate acne and it took me 8 months to see solid results from tane, it's now been almost 2 months since then and I've had a single (singular, 1, ONE!) pimple.

It sounds like you're giving up too soon, it's a mistake you'll regret.

 

Agreed.

 

~85% of people who receive a dose of 0.5-1.0 mg/kg/day are virtually clear of their acne by 16 weeks, ~13% take 5-6 months to clear, and ~3% require a longer course (1). Even if you aren't clear of acne by the end of your course, some people continue to clear even after their course is over. (Note: red marks may take longer to heal.)

 

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Have you been taking your pill/s with food to maximise absorption?

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Good luck


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

7/19

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Im about 11 days from my next derm app. My acne has faded from how it use to be, But The acne is still not cured. I still get acne around my face at times. The red marks from previeus cysts are left there and it has been months since i got them. It looks terrible. My next derm app is my last for tane. Basically meaning my treatment is done. I'm going to try to talk him into  6 months, but last time he didnt seem to be waving that way. Im upset over this. People talked about how great tane was, but so far it hasent lived up to its legeneds, for me atleast. This is upsetting. 5 Months of hope pouring down the drain. Idk what to do anymore...I hope atleast when tane is over within the next 2 weeks, I can get rid of these red marks ASAP with better drugs and treatment cause he refused me anything to place on them during tanes time. How annoying. Well see what happens, but so far, im not very happy sad.png

 

Personally, I think you are jumping the gun and giving up too soon, I had moderate acne and it took me 8 months to see solid results from tane, it's now been almost 2 months since then and I've had a single (singular, 1, ONE!) pimple.

It sounds like you're giving up too soon, it's a mistake you'll regret.

 

 

I don't understand how I am giving up. Heres my story. I'm 1000x annoying by my acne. Its Moderate, I have more red marks than pimples, but these marks have been just glued to my face for months and BARELY fading. Anyways, I'm not giving up and I never will. It's just that It has been 5 months of tane going from 20mg, 40mg to the reaminder months of 80mg MAX. My derm barely wants to give me 6 months, he wont up the dosage and he wont give me creams to help put the redness down. I'm not giving up, its just my derm keeps saying " u look fine"... I just wanna lose my mind and say thats my judgment, not urs. I just don't know what to do now.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

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I managed to sway my derm into giving me my last month(6). He didnt want to do it, but I guess he really didnt want to lose a customer. Anyways, He told me that its illegeal to give over 6 months and over 80mg, but I've read many people getting higher doses and more months if requested...Im confused on that.. Anyways, he gave me the month, but cut the dosage into 40mg. THis gets me sorta worried since im coming off tane now. THe results  I got from it are alright, it has lowered my acne by a great deal, But the con for me is that it didnt full stop them from forming. I still get New acne too often and the marks are taking a life time to heal. The journey has been long and I would do it again if I could. Maybe sometime Ill post some pictures. Well see I guess. Overall, Im very slight happy, but still upset the acne isnt fully gone yet. :l



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

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The past 2 weeks since I've come down to 40mg have been GREAT. I mean there has only been maybe 1-2 VERY SMALL pimples that went away within 1-2 days of using just regular S.A, This was one of my favorite times of my life. Was so happy, but now I'm kinda worried again. I checked last night after the gym and It appeared I had 3 new red marks. They were not Super large like pimples or cycts, but they were tiny bumps ( 2 near my left mouth and 1 on my cheek and POSSIBLY 1 below my cheek), I'm applying S.A to them like crazy and I hope they go away within a few days. I'm not sure what triggered these. My diet hasnet changed much, but maybe its from the sweating in the gym. Sometimes I over do it in the gym cause I'm rushed due to time OR it could be the newly added taco seasing. I used this before and it wasnt super great I could say. hmm. Anyways I hope they go away soon sad.png

 

 

 

 

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Got a new one near mouth, so thats 3 Tiny ones near lips. + On big one near cheek. :l Whats happening now!!

 

 

 

 

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No new marks this morning. The 6-7  Spots are still there. They are red and dots, but they are flat atleast, so I can cover them up. Im going to keep using AHA till they turn to just a full red spot and then let the area heal up with lotion. I also decided since im done with tane in about 2 weeks or less, that im going to blog every day if I am on the computer.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

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New pimple on clear side of cheek. Great. I really dont F-KIN know anymore. What is this accutane.. seriouisly.. Im just so mad now. Went through the 6 month treatment up to 80 M G!! and im still breaking out. I really dont know what to think anymore, god what am i suppose to do to just rid of this curse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:58 PM

Calm down. Like others have said, people often keep clearing AFTER their course is over. Honestly, it sounds to me like you're overusing the SA, BHA and AHA. Red marks take a while to clear, and Accutane has been known to slow that process. Your red marks will most likely clear more quickly once your treatment is over. Accutane isn't an overnight cure-all. You have to give it time, even after your course is over.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

Calm down. Like others have said, people often keep clearing AFTER their course is over. Honestly, it sounds to me like you're overusing the SA, BHA and AHA. Red marks take a while to clear, and Accutane has been known to slow that process. Your red marks will most likely clear more quickly once your treatment is over. Accutane isn't an overnight cure-all. You have to give it time, even after your course is over.

 

 

Unless you've taken accutane.. than you wouldn't know about it. I know all these factors and I break out way too much for the time I spent on this medication. I've done so many things. I've lowered my calories, Switched to whole foods and NO junk food or pop, I've taken accutane accuracy,  and much more. Time is coming to a end for tane in about 6 days. If this meds doesnt work, than what am I suppose to do? Go on a second round? It was near impossible to get on my first round for me alone.



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Nothing New Happened, just red marks and + 1 zit healing as time passes. I might not post on days Nothing happens though..

 

 

 

 

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Went to bed With 1 new pimple. Small, but notcile on the right lip... Then woke up with another on the left of the lip. Both small, but terrible. I'm upset over this now. NOt sure what to think. It might have been from eating 6 eggs yesterday total. I did over do it and I feel like the last time I ate a lot of eggs I also broke out, but this was months ago and I can't remember and I don't recall logging it. Hm..What to do.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

Calm down. Like others have said, people often keep clearing AFTER their course is over. Honestly, it sounds to me like you're overusing the SA, BHA and AHA. Red marks take a while to clear, and Accutane has been known to slow that process. Your red marks will most likely clear more quickly once your treatment is over. Accutane isn't an overnight cure-all. You have to give it time, even after your course is over.

 

 

Unless you've taken accutane.. than you wouldn't know about it. I know all these factors and I break out way too much for the time I spent on this medication. I've done so many things. I've lowered my calories, Switched to whole foods and NO junk food or pop, I've taken accutane accuracy,  and much more. Time is coming to a end for tane in about 6 days. If this meds doesnt work, than what am I suppose to do? Go on a second round? It was near impossible to get on my first round for me alone.



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Nothing New Happened, just red marks and + 1 zit healing as time passes. I might not post on days Nothing happens though..

 

 

 

 

8/23

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Went to bed With 1 new pimple. Small, but notcile on the right lip... Then woke up with another on the left of the lip. Both small, but terrible. I'm upset over this now. NOt sure what to think. It might have been from eating 6 eggs yesterday total. I did over do it and I feel like the last time I ate a lot of eggs I also broke out, but this was months ago and I can't remember and I don't recall logging it. Hm..What to do.

Well, actually, I HAVE taken Accutane. I cleared pretty quickly, but everyone responds differently to Accutane. Some people simply do need a second round. My acne came back after about 2 years, for example, so I'm on a second (low-dose) round.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

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2 new pimples. Small, but still a break out. Near lower chin + left chin. 4 days left of tane. Not sure whats goona happen now. Doesn't seem the meds have fully worked after this long year. I'm kinda worried. Atleast I'll try to get the red spots removed now during my next few visits. Btw for the record. I got billed 100+ for acne surgery? How weird. I never had surgery done. I'm going to have to call about that. Hmmm...



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

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New pimple On right of mouth. Great... time to wait this one off again and its like the worst spot too.






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