So I've been lurking these forums for a while now. Reason being is that I have just started taking accutane. I have had moderate acne for about 3 years now. For the first two years it was more of a mild acne. I'd constantly have around 2 to 3 pimples on my face but it wouldn't ever bother me too much. Now, sometime last year I had a horrible breakout that lasted about 3 month. Even one of my coworkers said, "dang man, you just going through puberty?" (I'm 20 btw)
So now I have been left with a bunch of PIH on my left and right cheeks and average about 3, 4 actives at a time. I absolutely hate how my face looks and am constantly reminded of it every time time I look in the mirror or move my face and feel the annoying sting of an incoming zit.
I have tried just about everything before this even before my bad breakout (oral antibiotics, retin-a, duac, differin, proactive, Clinique, etc.) and am relieved to finally be on something that apparently works. I am on day 6 of accutane and I plan on keeping a log here both for myself and others on accutane. So here it goes:
First 6 days:
For these first six days not much has changed. I'm on 40mg once a day. Although the first three days I was pretty clear with no actives. At first I was like, holy crap this stuff is great!! But of course it was too good to be true. (Even before accutane there would be some lucky days where I would be clear for a day or 2 but my face still looked horrible ether way because of the PIH) day 4 5 and 6 is where I began to notice just a slight amount of dryness in the lips and nasal area. For the past couple of day (reminder: I'm on day 6 now) I've had two fat whiteheads on my left cheek and three that are forming on my right. I also have a bunch of small ones on both sides of my neck/jaw line.
I'm really hoping I'm lucky and get some kind of positive change within this month without an IB because I do have plans near the end of this month to go out with some girls and friends. We will see how this goes. I will update with some pictures soon. I just don't feel like doing it right now in a public area lol.
Edited by Lukatoll, 14 May 2013 - 12:35 PM.