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In Topic: Spironolactone?

27 December 2013 - 12:16 PM



Hey! I can relate. I've had mild/moderate acne. I was on spiro and it cleared me up for a while then I just became immune to it. I was also on aczone and retin-a for a time and it never kept my acne away it only helped a little bit. Tretinoin will definitely make you breakout for the first couple of months as your skin gets used the medicine. If you are still getting cystic acne, I honestly would talk to your dermatologist about going on accutane. 


I have tried literally every topical medication and nothing seems to permanently cure my acne. I rarely got cysts but my acne was still very persistent so my derm put me on a low dose of accutane. I'm about to start month 3 and things are looking up. I haven't had a cystic pimple since I started treatment and my breakouts are calming down a ton. I know its a scary drug, but a low dose sounds like it would be the right for your type of skin! 


Hope this helps :) 

In Topic: Spot Treating On Accutane?

28 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

I would recommend to stop using any spot treatments on Accutane, I found quickly my skin became irritated and soon you won't need to be using spot treatments anyway smile.png


Thanks for the tips! I've stopped all of the harmful stuff (aczone or salicylic acid) and am just using neosporin to help them heal. So far it seems to be working! I see that you finished Accutane not too long ago, congrats :) Do you have a monthly log or something? I'd love to hear how your experience went! I only saw your 1st month entry and pics on your page. Maybe I'm just oblivious and can't navigate this website (very likely) but anyways. congrats again! 

In Topic: 25 Y/o Female - Low Dose Accutane For Oily Skin

10 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

Hey! I'm doing 20 mg a day for 6 months also. I just started a week ago and so far I haven't had many side effects. I had a headache the first few days but other than that I've only noticed extremely dry eyes (I wear contacts) but I can take care of that with eye drops.  


I havent had dry skin or dry lips yet but I apply chapstick all day and aquaphor before bed and I've also been putting vitamin e oil on my face before bed. Seems to keep my skin moisturized! 


Check out my blog if you wanna follow and good luck! I'll be keeping up with your progress :) 

In Topic: My Pics Before And After Accutane!

05 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

Wow congrats on such a successful experience! Yeah your acne before tane wasn't bad at all. That gives me hope, I have mild-moderate with a few cysts around my chin every so often. I just started 20 mg yesterday so I hope I don't get a bad IB! You said yours was only 9 pimples at once? I'd take that any day as my IB haha but congrats :) any helpful tips for me being a newbie would be great!