Jump to content


Member Since 24 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2015 01:58 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Post Accutane Scars

07 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

i don't think yours are that bad tbh with you Nicholas and believe me I don't lie to anyone I am not here to make people feel good. I just like helping people who need it. 


I think derma rolling would help you to smooth out the cheeks most certainly, your forehead looks *perfect in my eyes as does other areas of the skin and generally the colour is even so it looks uniform.


So I don't think you need to worry too much on that note. It could be a hell of a lot worse! believe me.  Just looks like the cheeks got a bit scarred here and there and the redness needs to die down, agree? 


So yeah i don't think your family are lying to you, but I DO know how you feel. I also think people don't analyse it in the same way you or I would on our own in the mirror at really close proximity.  


Did you have any scarring before the drug? I am interested to know wether the drug caused them for you or if they were there before. 


My scars are not deep luckily, but there are lots of them, red marks and small rolling scars on my left cheek mainly. Two obvious indents on my forehead which are pink/brown as well and about 5 or 6 semi-permanent red marks that are not seemingly fading.  


Every new spot I get leaves textural changes even when I don't touch it at all, where as before accutane this never ever happened. only if i picked them really hard. Honestly redness would be gone in 24 hours before accutane, and spots wouldn't leave a lingering mark or indents. 


This is what i was totally unaware of, the skin changes not just side effects, i.e permanent thin skin, weakness and prone to marks and scars. I even broke out with folliculitus after I stopped the drug. Just wish wish wish i hadn't done it.. but you can only go forwards. 


I truly wish I had my old skin back and just found the key to the acne and blitz my body with an anti cancer drug... i feel crazy that i did it! 


I hope in time the skin will become as good as it can be again, but i think for now its about concentrating on good diet and putting weight back on, adding weight can also pad out the scars. 


But from all my past and recent research the best method (after a long time off tane) is to derma roll. I am trying to find examples of people who have had success with derma rolling after a course of accutane at any point in their lives because clearly we wouldnt want to damage it further. The whole point of derma rolling is to induce a damaging effect to ramp up the bodies natural healing capacity through collagen regeneration. 



so yeah :/

In Topic: Tetralysal, Trimethoprim, Oxytetracycline, Accutane?

07 February 2015 - 10:06 AM

Hi, yeah taking anti biotics before accutane to reduce the IB is a smart approach. However.... 


They will utlimately ruin your intestinal flora and system, and accutane will make your skin more sensitive and likely to scar.   Personally i'd advise getting hormone levels checked out and avoid accutane like the plague. unless you want rubbish skin forever.. 


of course there are those lucky people whereby it works miracles and tbh accutane is for CYSTIC acne not any other form (though it does work for all types)


so whilst you may be able to deal with the side effects or not be afraid of them, would you perhaps be afraid of losing hair? skin that doesnt naturally heal very quickly or well? what if the acne returns after accutane? what if you cant finish the course because of headaches?


these are the side effects i had, and am now living with probably forever..  accutane permanently changes you. *Thin skin, i EVEN broke out with follicultis which took over my scalp and legs. I am still trying to rid it. 


But as I said, it is your choice and for some it works amazingly well and the skin stays soft and smooth for years and years after... 

In Topic: After Accutane Breakout

07 February 2015 - 10:00 AM

I too broke out like crazy after accutane. Actually, broke out in cysts... which I NEVER did before (not like this).  So I have lots of hyperpigmentation and scars. 


Stick with the gentle products, what dose were you on? have you scarred or is it just minor break outs? 

In Topic: Post Accutane Scars

07 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

hi nicholas. I too feel it was the biggest regret of my life. 


luckily i only did 20mg for 4.5 months. But it was still enough to cause damage shall we say. I never used to scar or be left with hyperpigmentation but now I have!


I plan to wait 1 year until after the day I stopped the accutane and begin derma rolling or stamping. 


Not sure I'd recommend Bio oil. It can block the pores. Maybe try a vitamin C serum? 


I'm guessing you were like me, skin didn't have a tendency to scar and now it has left you with scars? 

In Topic: Acne Not A Puzzle Anymore.

20 January 2015 - 03:06 PM

pretty awesome post. Might look into this actually although I did 4.5 months of accutane so dont know how long I have to wait before being able to