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#101 richardb

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

27 days left

 

Sunday I went swimming on the beach and didn't wear any sun protection and got sun burned on my face, neck, and shoulders.  It's tuesday, and I'm dry and peeling all over my face.  Right after the burn I put on desonide, moisturizer, and aloe vera.  But it's better not to be burned in the first place.

 

I guess I thought I was an accutane veteran so I should be immune to the sunburns.  Oh well, not too much longer to go.  My skin's still sort of bad, so I'm a little worried this time around.


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#102 Tim714

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:41 PM

Hang in there man, didnt you say you didn't clear till the very end with the last courses too. You'll be fine.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

22 Days Left

 

Here are some current pictures, I think it's looking pretty good... my skin is bumpy but nothing new or inflamed.

 

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#104 richardb

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:52 PM

The first picture is from May 3 after kenalog injections, and the second picture is from today, almost 4 months later

 

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:55 PM

awesome progress man!!



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

At this rate, I will finish my course in 5 months, 23 days.  Should I drag it out a little longer so it's at least 6 months?


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:23 PM

Looking good. I can clearly see that your skin went much better while on accutane. And I would suggest going for the 6 months.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

Looking great!


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

18 Days Left

 

I'm starting to get compliments from people asking me what i've been doing with my face because it's looking really clear and smooth.

 

Using Tazorac also, per my derm.

 

Overall I'm really satisfied... I can only hope for lasting results, and that Tazorac works well on whatever's left in the future.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:23 PM

Right on, Richard B. I finished my last dose about a month ago and am clear as a bell. i feel alot better now too.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

Right on, Richard B. I finished my last dose about a month ago and am clear as a bell. i feel alot better now too.

 

That's awesome fotoguy, are you using any topicals or routines since you finished the accutane?


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

I'm not using anything at the moment. Skin is clear and neither oily nor dry. My derm recommended Neutrogena Acne wash if the time comes when i need it. I'm really hoping for a year or two of not needing anything. Also, my derm reminded me that accutane continues to work for a while even after you've taken your last dose. Any pimples you may still have after your last dose are still getting the business end of the accutane and should clear up nicely. I'd take it again in a New York minute of needed. Very happy with the results. I used to wake up in the morning and immediately go look in the mirror for new cysts/bumps which were always there and my day would start off on a downer note. These days that burden has been lifted off my mind and life is good. Here's hoping you get the same results and are able to live without the stigma of stupid acne getting in the way of life. Cheers!



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

Well, my skin is looking great!  But my derm keeps saying I need to use tazorac every night for the whiteheads.  And I do get a few whiteheads.

 

I'm wondering if it's necessary to use the tazorac at this point, or just see if accutane cleared me completely.  We'll know soon, but in the meantime I'm using the tazorac as instructed..


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:33 AM

"I'd say it worked each time for a good 2 years completely clear.  Then it came back, slowly at first, then worse and worse.  Those 2 years went by so fast."

Accutane as the last resort..... only give 2 years remission.
so how we can actually not having acne anymore permanently for all the time of our life.......
Is there any drugs or something which is better than accutane? Im so sad, im depressed, :(



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

Hendrawan, I think accutane is the strongest, most permanent thing we have.  It gave me limited complete remission, but although its come back, it's never come back as bad as it was before I took the accutane.

 

I'm hoping after this third course, I'll have grown out of it.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

After my 2 courses (Finished the last in February) im pretty clear at the moment. I do get a pimple now and then, but, like Richard also said, the spot will be way "milder" compared to what it was back in the days before any treatment. I was, by the other hand, only treated with 20mg both times and what I have been reading on this site people say; how higher the dose - how higher chance of it not coming back, but so far it's looking pretty good.

 

and good luck to you Richard. Im pretty sure your skin will be flawless once you are finished with the course and your age taken in moderation you might say goodbye to acne forever.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:22 PM

So, I took my last pill of my third Accutane course (80mg qd), and here are today's pictures attached.

 

I do currently have what looks like a skin infection or allergic reaction on the back of my hand.  It was a tiny cut, then yesterday it turned into an inflamed rash.  I work for a lab, so I'm hoping I didn't get the tiny cut infected with anything nasty, or maybe it's just an accutane side effect..

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:54 PM

Congrats man, I can't wait to finish my course and not have to use Chapstick every ten minutes. I hope it stays gone for good this time. Good luck.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:48 PM

Thanks Tim, I think you're going to look great too!  So, it's been a few days since it's been out of my system, and I think my face is looking great.  Check it out!

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:33 PM

Noice!






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