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Been On Accutane (Isotretinoin) For 7 Months But Still Getting Spots

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Hi,

I asked a similar question not long ago but would really appreciate some more info on this,

But I've been on accutane for 7 months now starting at 30mg and have worked my way up to 50mg, my acne has definitely improved but I was really hoping it would have stopped by now. I'm still getting spots, pretty much always on my upper lip and temples... I don't really get it anywhere else. I feel like I do everything I possibly can to prevent it but my body still finds ways of producing new spots and it's starting to really get me angry now. I wash both at morning and whilst in the shower in the evening with a neutrogena face wash (no beads or anything in it) and use aqueous cream straight after to prevent dry skin. I even change pillow cases every night! Haha, For the acne I have been getting I have been putting sudocrem on it as anything else would surely just dry my skin out too much. But yeah I'm starting to lose hope with this now, I get really dry lips and my face is always red and it seems like for what? Because I'm still getting spots! Anyway I would really appreciate any feedback on this such as if anyone has been thorough similar experiences or has any advice etc... And thank you in advance if you do!

Jake

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Hi,

I asked a similar question not long ago but would really appreciate some more info on this,

But I've been on accutane for 7 months now starting at 30mg and have worked my way up to 50mg, my acne has definitely improved but I was really hoping it would have stopped by now. I'm still getting spots, pretty much always on my upper lip and temples... I don't really get it anywhere else. I feel like I do everything I possibly can to prevent it but my body still finds ways of producing new spots and it's starting to really get me angry now. I wash both at morning and whilst in the shower in the evening with a neutrogena face wash (no beads or anything in it) and use aqueous cream straight after to prevent dry skin. I even change pillow cases every night! Haha, For the acne I have been getting I have been putting sudocrem on it as anything else would surely just dry my skin out too much. But yeah I'm starting to lose hope with this now, I get really dry lips and my face is always red and it seems like for what? Because I'm still getting spots! Anyway I would really appreciate any feedback on this such as if anyone has been thorough similar experiences or has any advice etc... And thank you in advance if you do!

Jake

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Hi,

I asked a similar question not long ago but would really appreciate some more info on this,

But I've been on accutane for 7 months now starting at 30mg and have worked my way up to 50mg, my acne has definitely improved but I was really hoping it would have stopped by now. I'm still getting spots, pretty much always on my upper lip and temples... I don't really get it anywhere else. I feel like I do everything I possibly can to prevent it but my body still finds ways of producing new spots and it's starting to really get me angry now. I wash both at morning and whilst in the shower in the evening with a neutrogena face wash (no beads or anything in it) and use aqueous cream straight after to prevent dry skin. I even change pillow cases every night! Haha, For the acne I have been getting I have been putting sudocrem on it as anything else would surely just dry my skin out too much. But yeah I'm starting to lose hope with this now, I get really dry lips and my face is always red and it seems like for what? Because I'm still getting spots! Anyway I would really appreciate any feedback on this such as if anyone has been thorough similar experiences or has any advice etc... And thank you in advance if you do!

Jake

Hi Jake,

It's funny because just the other day I posted a new topic about a somewhat similar situation I am beginning to find myself in.

I have been on 30mg Accutane for just over 8 months now. During that time, my skin has been great, with not too much dryness. However, during my final month of my Accutane course, I have been beginning to notice new pimples appearing on my cheeks. I have no idea if this is only temporary (hopefully it is) but if this worsens then I'm going to have to have to consider taking a second course of Accutane, possible on a higher dosage. So I suppose it's all just a waiting game for now.

Acne sucks, I know how you're feeling with all of this. I'm getting the dry lips too, constantly.

I hope that you can get on top of yours. Do you think you may consider taking a second course of treatment?

J.

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Hi, I really appreciate the reply, and in response to your question I really don't know, some people say that once they come off accutane it improves further as your skin refinds it's original kinda state, but then others say it starts getting worse... To be honest it's pretty scary because I really don't want my acne to return like how it was before but I feel as if I'm done with the red face and cracked lips... So I really don't know! Haha, I'll have to talk with my dermatologist about this next time...

Took Roaccutane for moderate but persistent adult back & body acne.

04/2013. Completed course after 32 weeks, cumulative dosage of approx 100mg per kg.

02/2014. Completed second lower dose course.

04/2014. Acne is already returning.....


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