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Jikstah

Member Since 27 Apr 2013
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In Topic: For Narnia! 17/male

28 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Week 6 and a 1/2 (late by 2 days)

 

Dosage: 20mg - daily

 

Acne: Mild - That nodule has disappeared, a true testament to the power of accutane. Nothing noteworthy, my skin is oh so smooth and now I can class my acne as mild. I still have a few teeny tiny bumps but yeah, good enough!

 

Side effects: - Still the same old dry skin, lips, casual back pain in the morning - after sport. No new effects.

Although I've noticed when I feel really hot/in a stuffy or warm area, my nose does bleed. It happened at a Korean BBQ restaurant where there was so much heat, air-conditioned car on a rainy day and in a stuffy classroom. It's more prevalent with Accutane that's for sure and it's winter here in Australia!

 

Experience Rating: My amazement has toned down lol. It's like, "Oh, it's been a week already?" There is not much to improve on now!


In Topic: For Narnia! 17/male

19 June 2013 - 03:27 AM

Week 5

 

Dosage: 20mg - daily

 

Acne: Mildly Moderate - So a nodule came up where your jaw meats your ear. -_-" Just as I was free! It isn't noticeable anyway, haha. A few smaller breakouts on my upper cheeks, which isn't a problemo.

 

Side effects: - Still the same old dry skin, lips, casual back pain in the morning - after sport. No new effects.

 

Experience Rating: Still amazed! A+ Should be seeing my derm in a few weeks to see how it's going for him.


In Topic: For Narnia! 17/male

14 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

I've read that accutane can make scars worse or sometimes better. But, maybe, once you're off accutane and your skin starts healing properly, the scars will improve. And yeah, I think preventing breakouts is the best way to prevent scarring.

And yes, I hope so too. smile.png Oh, I have another question, how does the dryness compare to using benzoyl peroxide? If you have used bp before. tongue.png

 

I haven't used BP! But for me, atleast, it isn't so dry that peeling occurs. Only to the point of being dry to the touch and some whiteness, which are more prevalent in other areas like my chin or upper lip. :)


In Topic: For Narnia! 17/male

14 June 2013 - 04:56 AM

 

Some people are lucky and see a lot of improvement in just one month. I guess you're one of the lucky ones! smile.png *knock on wood*

 

Is the scarring from before or after accutane?

 

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I'd say it would be a mix of both. I had minor scarring before, but now there's more, so I'd say it happened after starting.

 

How are your ventures, Miss Oceanic?

 

Ah, I am a little worried about the potentiality of scarring. Maybe the scars are from all the dryness caused by accutane?

 

I still have to wait one more week and then I can finally start accutane! My appointment is set for the 21st. But, I've been gradually getting ready for accutane, buying some aquaphor, cerave and soon some strong sunscreen. So, I'll be about 5 weeks behind you. tongue.png

 

I think the potentiality is always going to be there when acne is present. :|

Idk, does the dryness cause scarring?

 

And thats awesome! Yeah, it's good to be prepared - to be honest, I still don't have a solid moisturizer!

Hopefully you'll receive such good results! :D


In Topic: For Narnia! 17/male

13 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

Some people are lucky and see a lot of improvement in just one month. I guess you're one of the lucky ones! smile.png *knock on wood*

 

Is the scarring from before or after accutane?

 

:D 

 

I'd say it would be a mix of both. I had minor scarring before, but now there's more, so I'd say it happened after starting.

 

How are your ventures, Miss Oceanic?