Before I start, I'd just like to introduce myself. I'm 21 years old, I'm a guy, and I am currently living in South Korea. My nationality is Korean but I lived in the states for about 12 years. I've had acne ever since I was in the 7th grade. I would say I have moderate acne. One or two cysts and a lot of those little bumps all over my chin, cheeks, and forehead. I also have really oily skin. I tried a lot of products, but they never worked. I recently found out about accutane and did some research. At first, I was freaked out by all the side-effects, but I figured what the hell, I might as well give it a try.
One thing you should know about accutane in Korea is that it's so much more deregulated here than it is in the states. Basically, I went to a dermatologist(my first time), told him I wanted to go on accutane, and he prescribed it to me. The whole consultation literally took only 30 seconds and I'm not exaggerating. He asked me if I had any health issues regarding cholesterol or liver function, and when I answered no, he prescribed me a weeks worth of a generic brand. I think the pills are low dosage, 10mg. I take it twice a day so that means I take 20mg a day. After a week, the derm told me to come back, he'll check me out, and if nothing's wrong, he'll prescribe a month's worth.
I know that in the states, the process of obtaining accutane is really difficult. You guys have to sign a pledge, get blood work done regularly and all that crap right? Not to mention if you're a girl, it gets even more difficult. It's just crazy that I got mine so easily. I guess it just goes to show how different the pharmaceutical system is between two countries.
Anyways, today is my first day. I just took my first pill. I hope things work out. I'll try to keep a journal on here every week to let you guys know whats up.
here are some pictures. the quality is horrible but my laptop webcam is all i have so....
Edited by jhk103091, 12 August 2013 - 06:53 AM.