Hi, I'm a 17 year old male and I have recently started taking a low-dose treatment of accutane (20mg a day) to help clear my medium acne. I have taken 6 pills now, and I am already experiencing dry/peeling skin on the face and mildly chapped lips. I notice sometiemes that my skin looks redder than usual. Is it normal to experience such side effects this early in the treatment, as I am on o low-dose treatment?
But this is what I'm experiencing right now: I have not had any new spots since about 4/5 days, which is a good thing of course! But the spots that I have now, which are the spots I had before starting the accutane treatment, are just staying on my face and what it seems like are taking ages to heal! Is this normal? It's as if accutane has brought my acne process to a complete halt, and my spots aren't coming or going. I understand I am in a very early stage of the treatment, but is this what's supposed to happen? And when should I expect a change? I haven't had any initial breakouts yet, but I am expecting one.