I wen tto the derm today, and got a couple of surprises. First of all, this was apparently my last visit. I am going to be keeping up with a very low dose, enough to keep my clear. Second, when she walked in, she looked at my skin, and said, "I want to take those moles off." I had 3 moles on the side of my face, one right at the corner of my left eye, nd 2 on my cheek. I said, "okay", thinking that she meant sometime in the future. She went scooting out of the room, and came back with the stuff to do it right then! I asked about scarring, but she said that these were shallow enough not to worry about. I surely hope so. I don't need any more scars. My face hurts now that the numbness has worn off. The worst place is the one by my eye because that place is so mobile.
My skin is doing really well. The sunburn still shows some, and the skin is drying and flaking, even though it didn't blister. It is very strange. The itchy rash that I had has also gotten a little hyperpigmented, but I think that will fade with time. I've noticed that on the lower dose things aren't quite as dry. The only place I mind is my hair, because I had gotten to liking having dry hair.
I was accepted to nursing school this fall, and because of that I have to find a different job, which means a loss of health benefits. I was very nervous about how that would change things with the derm, but I guess it doesn't matter anymore.