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Clear After 3 Days... Stop Accutane Now?

04 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Very mild acne to start, persuaded a derm to give me Accutane.


Was trying Finacea (azelaic acid) for 2.5 weeks prior to starting Accutane, it was slowly improving my skin. I wonder if it was simply the Finacea just now starting to kick in. Because after only 3 days of Accutane (Finacea for 2 of those days, and none on the 3rd), I have no more actives.


My face/lips/joints are only just barely starting to get dry.


Has anyone EVER cleared this quickly? I wanna avoid the risk of possible long-term Accutane side effects.

Differin 1 Week, Almost Clear - Celebrating Too Early?

20 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

Skin: "very very mild" comedonal acne, oily skin

Drugs: Plexion (sodium sulfacetamide + sulfur facewash), and Differin (adapelene 0.1% cream)


First several days: a few pustules, then nothing new. Old blackheads still there, blotchy skin tone, dry skin/eyes (I keep my acne drugs far away from my eyelids! Dunno why...)


Is it possible I got lucky, my Differin/Plexion worked that quickly/in sync w/my skin renewal cycle, and my IB is over, especially given I had mild acne to start? People write about retinoids taking months to really kick in.


Because if it's NOT possible, then that means it was the Plexion at work, and I would stop Differin before I get a crazy cystic IB everyone seems to write about on this forum, and just rely on the Plexion continuing to suppress my weak acne.


I'm just scared of the IB...