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#3447409 22, Female, First Time On Accutane!

Posted by electricbetty on 15 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

UPDATE!!!! One year on...


Hello so I have decided to post a few photos of my skin as it has been a year since I took my last dose of Roaccutane...


I have been very lucky with my skin in the past 12 months, I've had a couple of 'spots' in the basic sense but nothing cystic, which is what I suffered from before.


I am taking the combined contraceptive pill Yasmin to stave off the bad skin again - I'm not risking it, despite the side-effects - and using soap-free cleansers and no harsh chemicals because I have been getting quite bad dermatitis on my face around my nose and mouth. This was caused by my skin being very sensitive after taking Roaccutane, so this is a word of warning for anyone coming off the drug. I use an Avene moisturiser and the Aloe vera foaming face wash from the Body Shop once a day, and remove any heavy makeup with coconut oil


I also had problems with hair loss when I was taking the drugs, this has now rectified one year on and my hair is back to normal! My nails are still very weak but I can live with that.


Good luck to anyone else on the treatment, it is worth it :) xoxo

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#3369846 22, Female, First Time On Accutane!

Posted by electricbetty on 28 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

One month on... (last post)


No spots smile.png beautiful clear skin. Good luck to everyone - you won't believe yourself when you look back at old photos pre-Roaccutane xxx


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#3349740 22, Female, First Time On Accutane!

Posted by electricbetty on 19 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

End of Month 3


So here we are, some cheek shots of end of month 3... I am 3/4 of the way there now! Woohoo!




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One more month to go!

#3349333 22, Female, First Time On Accutane!

Posted by electricbetty on 17 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

End of Month 3 (-2 days)


So I think I have turned a corner in my treatment.


My face has never been more red, sore, sensitive, itchy or flaky in my whole life - but it's also never been clearer since I was about 10. 




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Okay, so my lips are still a gross mess and the air-con in my office has made my skin blister and dry up on my arms worse than ever, but I'm so happy with how it's actually clearing up my acne I don't even care!


I am wearing some light make-up in the photo because I'm going out in an hour, but there isn't a single spot on my jawline or chin, and those were my absolute worst areas when I began the Roaccutane. I still have a few pimples on my forehead and cheeks, but hey ho.


Will post some more photos early next week, as I will also be going for my final (probably) blood test to check my liver function. I didn't drink in the month before my first test at the end of month 1, but there have been loads of reasons for me to celebrate since so to be honest, I have been having a couple of beers/gins here and there. My diet is largely excellent because I don't eat dairy, so I'm hopeful all is good.

#3340578 22, Female, First Time On Accutane!

Posted by electricbetty on 14 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

Day 55


Urgh my face looks horrific. I had to do some filming yesterday for a music video and I looked like such a geek, literally no makeup could cover the massive zits and red marks all over my face. What made it 100 x worse was that it was filmed in HD so you could literally see EVERYTHING.


Anyway, nearly at the end of two months, I know I've still got a way to go in terms of the medication, but I was hoping to see huge improvements by now, I'm halfway through my course.


Will post some photos on the 19th April because that's my official end of month date. Also because my face is too horrible to photograph right now. I was out drinking last night (sorry everyone, sorry liver) because my best friend is visiting and I won't see her again until the Autumn, my lips are papery and falling off and my throat is mega dry but I don't feel that bad really. Am getting some final blood tests in May so I will stay off the booze now.


Also, I have to sound like a whingey dickhead but I never realised until recently how much acne affected my self-esteem. I was talking to a friend in the bar last night about how I've only ever had one boyfriend for a couple of months (I'm nearly 23...), and whenever I'm in the situation where a guy might be interested, I push them away because I can't stand them to see my face close-up or without make-up on, and having acne makes me feel so ugly. It's society that has conditioned us to think we look hideous when we have spots, regardless of how beautiful we are underneath or how attractive our personalities are to others. Just a thought for everyone. Don't let acne win, it's not worth it.