12 Weeks of Spironolactone 50mg
26 Weeks of Isotrex Gel
Been a while since I have updated this but I let some time pass to see if there were any real improvements. I have been on Spiro for just over 3 months now at 50mg. I am still using Isotrex aswell most nights for 6 and 1/2 months. I occasionally miss a night as my skin can still react and get sensitive if I use too much, but I always use it atleast 5-6 nights a week.
Well, I don't have perfect skin yet but I have not had 1 cyst erupt since starting Spiro which is great. Some nights when I do feel a cyst below the skin it goes away the next day and never actually gets red or inflamed. It just dissapears. I still have a lot of comedonal acne. Somedays it does go away but then it always flares up again. I have had a lot of people compliment my skin though and tell me they can't tell I've had acne which is always nice to hear, but I know under my make up my skin is hardly near perfect lol, but then again does anyone have 100% perfect skin? I believe not.
I try and be happy with my results so far and do recommend Spironolactone for hormonnal acne. It does reduce my sebum production throughout the day, but I find it most beneficial if I take it in the morning as by midday my face tends to get very oily and this reduces that. If I take it later in the day, I find my skin still gets just as oily so yea, defo take iit in the morning so you can reduce the oil production for the day to come.
The side effects I felt were caused by Spiro was hair loss and it carried on, but I have increased my intake of iron and zinc and found these have since helped slow down my hair loss.
I thought the Isotrex would have shown some great improvements by now but I can't really say it has. I will still use it the next few months as I am a firm believer of retinoids and know they can take up to a year to show great effect.
Anyway hope this helps anyone reading, god bless. x