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Photos Of 7 Month Progress

16 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

So here is my before and after pics of my 6 months on accutane. It was a tough road and I still have a while before my red marks fade, but I am 100% satisfied with my results. My only qualm is that my marks look indented in certain lighting while I'm not sure if they truly are. But time heals all wounds.
*After pics on LEFT, Before pics on RIGHT*

Accutane Journey - 19Yr Old Male

27 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

Hey all, this is my first post on the accutane log. I've always been a member on acne.org and have tried the regimen for my moderate acne, but my allergy to Bp made it worse in the long run. I quit the regimen and immediately called a derm office to find out I needed to wait 1 whole month before I could even see a dermatologist. I survived the month with oxy pads, but I still got the occasional zit and sometimes those red bumps that weren't as big as cysts or nodules but still hurt and never came to a head. I told the derm I tried several antibiotics and topicals, so accutane was immediately brought up. That's why I went there, so I accepted and was prescribed 20mg pills of Claravis to take once a day for 30 days. They plan to up the dosage later on, but I'm looking forward to the journey for clear skin.

I just made it through 7 days, and the initial breakout has already commenced. I have two big whiteheads on the right side of my chin and am getting maybe 1 or two more along the outline of my upper lip. I am doing everything to make sure I don't pick and don't get scratched, so I can avoid scarring damage. I am still just as oily as I was before accutane, but it's only been 1 week and the course lasts about 27. I have noticeable Post Inflamatory Hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and that is really more bothersome to me than actual acne. Luckily the IB isn't leaving very red marks, so I'm hoping the marks will be gone by the end of the course. I've been using aquaphor, but I don't really need it yet, no dryness or chapped lips yet. I do, however, need to drink a lot of water, maybe 6-8 bottles a day. I woke up one morning at 5am with a huge headache and luckily had a full bottle nearby to chug and go back to bed. From then on, I always keep a full bottle at bedside, and have yet to get anymore headaches/dehydration. I was thinking of buying vitamin E pills for the moisture, but I'll wait till dryness really kicks in. That's all for now.

1St Week Off Dkr

11 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

Hey all
Just an update as to how I'm doing off of the regimen. My face is 95% back  to normal. I still use the cleanser and moisturizer, and mix in aha at night, and breakouts have been minimal. The doc also prescribed me tretinoin gel .01% to tide me over till my derm visit in mid-December. Red marks are fading a lot faster, but I got quite a few whiteheads this week, but most are gone by now and healing.  Some new red pimples came in too, but they're going away now too.

Switching To Accutane

03 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Hey all,
I've been doing the regimen for about three months now and have seen some great results in terms of whiteheads. However, I still get inflamed red pimples that have left more marks on my face than before I started. In addition, my face has been swolen, dry and flakey, but I have noticed a lot of people keep telling me my face is swollen as hell. I'm thinking I'm allergic to the Bp, even though I've become used to the full dosage. I've been on every antibiotic pill and every topical known to man, and none of it has helped like the Bp. Tonight I got my family's support, and I think I'm going to attempt a run at accutane. Tomorrow I'll ask my doctor, but for now I think I'll have to slowly ween myself off of dkr due to the swelling. I'd like to thank you all for the support, and I'll keep everyone posted on the topic. Thank you all

Week 2- Week 10 Photos

01 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

This is an 8 week span of my regimen experience. I'll be honest with you, I'm three months in and I see very little progress, except on my left cheek. In fact the chin and right side looks even worse than before. If it doesn't get better by month 4 then I'm sorry but it'd be ridiculous to continue

The closer up ones are the after pics and the ones of me in a white shirt are before