I'm a 25-year-old girl and I've been suffering from acne since I was 13. I've decided to go on accutane, even though I haven't tried many other things, because I think it's the only thing that really works. As a teenager my face was covered with zits, but now it's mostly lots of oil and sebum. Despite putting on make-up and powder I always have an oil glance, which is very annoying.
This blog is supposed to help people who are in the same situation as me and are wondering whether they should go on a low dose of accutane for oily skin.
I plan on taking 20mg a day for 6 months. My derm has all her patients on 10mg for the first month, to check out how the body reacts to it. If my blood work is alright at the end of the month, I can go up to 20mg.
My acne is mostly on my face, but I also have mild chest and back acne. I'll also have a fraxel laser treatment later on to (hopefully) get rid of my scars.
I took my first pill on thursday and so far I haven't noticed much change. My skin felt a little less oily when I woke up this morning, but by now it's become oily again. I guess it just takes a little while until the skin changes, especially with such a low dose.
I will post pictures here later and update every couple of days.
I hope for many readers and much feedback!