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Accutane results are only TEMPORARY

So, bad news I would say but after about 6 months off accutane I started to break out once again -_-, at first it was very very mild maybe one or two small bumps, then as the time progressed it started to turn into a few bumps and then as more time progressed a few bumps with pimples. So now it is at the point where it was enough to sort of bother me and for me to actually notice. It is not at all bad and even debatable if it falls into the "moderate" category but it's still acne. So I order

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/05/11

 

Pictures of me

When I was struggling through accutane, I always was curious as to whose blog I was actually reading.. what they looked like, and how they healed after the process. I don't have any pictures of when I was breaking out on accutane.. Sorry I was a chicken :/ But here are pictures of me now and to anyone who followed my blog and is curious as to who I really am. Just me http://i52.tinypic.com/1zlgbxk.jpg Homecoming http://i54.tinypic.com/w9vh9i.jpg Sadies http:/

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

02/06/11

 

another update

Hey guys, so I've been eating healthier and I went back to my Cetaphil gentle cleanser and honestly that was the trick! My skin is fine, but I wouldn't say flawless, but it is good enough for me! Like I'll get a small bump or two but nothing crazy like before. I don't know why but Cetaphil seems to be the product that works the BEST for me.. not even acne products with salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide works as well as my cetaphil haha I guess the natural approach is actually better, the l

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

02/06/11

 

2-3 months off

hey guys, everything is back to normal oil levels, my back doesnt ache, and my skin isn't so sensitive, but i have been recently getting a mini breakout... i don't know if it is temporary but it has been a little aggravating i'll let you guys know if it goes away with some healthy diet/exercise/and drug store face wash..

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

01/15/11

 

3 weeks off accutane

Im completely clear, my skin tone improves everyday. no scars no nothing , my oil is back my face is normal oily now. Everything is going back to normal gradually my back is still sort of sensitive from the medicine but i am so happy i dont break out anymore its a miracle. It seriously took the entire 6 months for me to clear up .. wow i lost hope so many times but its worth it just BE PATIENT

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

10/17/10

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02/06/11

 

Day 197 DONE!

So i've been done for like 1 week and a half or so and im doing great i cleared up more when i got off so my face is totally clear people always say i have cleared amazingly! So i definitely think it was worth the pain BUT i wouldnt do it again haha. It was an experience that taught me A LOT about patience. ANY QUESTIONS IM HERE! just comment and ill let you know the buusiness haha but i can finally just wake up and not worry about covering up my spots and just be FREE!

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

10/08/10

 

Day 146

Still improving. I get a random bump or two here and there on my cheeks of course, but my tzone is clear. I really want a facial extraction to just get all the small little bumps over with, but I think my skin is too sensitive right now. I started practice last week for cross country and I've noticed I SWEAT EXCESSIVELY now. It's ridiculous.. I have no idea if it's linked to accutane or if it's because I haven't ran this hard. Hopefully the exercise contributes to my improvement.

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

08/18/10

 

Day 142

Every day is like another shock. I'm improving so much my complexion is so smooth. I want to point out though that the small little remaining bumps are pushing out randomly now and I'm glad. They don't even really bother me because it's like one or two here and there. But finally my forehead is clear, my chin is clear, my nose, and almost my cheeks (they are still pushing the last few). I think I can guarantee that i will be completely clear by the end of this month. I can't believe it

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

08/14/10

 

Day 141

I might consider stopping soon because my brother took accutane last year and he is experienced bowel problems now. He advised me to stop because he is experiencing the long term issues as the commercials are stating. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of Roaccutane/Accutane are going crazy right now and I'm actually worried. I am nearing the end of my treatment in one and half more months though... hmm what to do. This sucks lol. I'll talk to my doctor and see what to do because I don'

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

08/14/10

 

Day 138

doing good no cysts at all, some small little bumps but overall good. Red marks are going away . I'm dry. lol like only my face nowhere else which is odd because when i was 60 before I was dry almost everywhere, but this is good. I exfoliate almost everyday and it helps a lot with the dryness. my lips are manageable and my back is a little more sensitive again. But that's basically it. oh i feel a little more dehydrated but a glass or two every so often solves that but yeah my face is

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

08/10/10

 

Day 134

General improvement. I upped my dosage to 60 mg again. Drier and its working way better. I still get a pimple or two but overall pretty clear just a few red marks. It's improvement everyday now finally. My complexion is looking really good actually. I really think I'll be well off in the middle of this month because I have been improving a lot. Finally its doinnng work!

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

08/07/10

 

Day 123

You know when you can distinguish when a person has acne or "just pimples." Like a kid with a bumpy complexion in contrast to a kid with a nice complexion but occasional scattered pimples here and there. Well I feel like I'm nearing this stage haha. Like my forehead, tzone, and chin is clear but some scattered pimples on my cheeks. My red marks are going away as well. So I just have a couple more bumps to deal with . I think.. I THINK, that some of you are thinking wtf how come she's s

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/27/10

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07/27/10

 

Day 122

So my target areas are only my cheeks now which can be viewed as either good or bad news. I'll say good . This is my outlook.. I've always had like tiny microscopic bumps scattered in this region and didn't have the smooth complexion like that of the complexion on your arm or leg. So after this region surfaces out all the impurities it may even clear up my complexion like my forehead. I am excited and I think my cheeks will be the trouble spot for about 2-3 more weeks. When I say that

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/25/10

 

Day 118

I'm about half way into my 4th month as of right now and things are slowly getting better. One thing worth mentioning is the dramatic change your skin takes as in the thinning and healing. Before I would heal from red marks quite quickly, maybe 3 days.. but now it take a little longer and my skin heals differently. My skin all over is generally thinner and more fragile. I used to never get sunburns, but now if I'm not very cautious, I do. But with the whole acne issue, I no longer get

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/22/10

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07/25/10

 

Day 116

Bleh Vegas weather sucks and is drying out my skin again. When I was in Cali, my skin was like perfectly not dry! haha and my lips were never chapped I put on chapstick like twice a day. Ehm I've been SUPER stressed out lately and I randomly got some bumps here and there. It's whatever though because I'm happy again and I'm going to forget about it .

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/20/10

 

Day 115

So same old same old, i have quite a few fading red marks but it's whatever. I'm just going to have lots of fun, hang out with my friends, and occupy myself. Being stress free will be a lot better for me. So I'm going to STOP touching my face. Now that my skin is so thinned out, a tiny itch could break the surface of my skin. Going to take precaution and I might go out and buy some neosporin to help the healing red marks and scabs. Anyone recommend this? Soo yeah hopefully by t

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/19/10

 

Day 114

Been a week or two sorry! was in Newport :] beautiful weather!! beautiful people!! Anyways my face has healed tremendously :] my forehead is about 100% clear, the sides of my cheeks are still going through a minor break out and the sides of my chin is getting there like 90% clear :]. my nose got really sunburnt lol, so make sure you use sunscreen! but other than my nose my body was totally fine I got SOO tan. I was at the beach everyday literally. The only reason I got a litt

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/18/10

 

Day 104

[b]COMMENT THIS POST PLEASE ! Less breakouts BUT I have red patches from where my skin had blemishes... I'M GOING ON A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA ON FRIDAY WITH MY BOYFRIEND'S FAMILY .. and I am nervous! ANY GOOD TIPS TO DECREASE RED MARKS? lol I'm just nervous when they see me without makeup and stuff like that I know it's stupid but just like any person with acne we are anxious about people seeing our cute little blemishes and redmarks haha.. SO PLEASE RESPOND! But honestly I've

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/07/10

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07/08/10

 

Day 100

So, I REALLY hate posting bad news about the current conditions of my face because I feel like it discourages people that I'm still facing adversities late in the process, but I am. I'm trying to be optimistic but this breakout is almost never ending. I honestly don't know if I'm going to really clear up by month 5 or even by month 6. Things are not going as I envisioned 4 months ago. I thought that by this time I would be healing everyday and my skin would be of perfect complexion, but obv

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

07/03/10

 

Day 96

So stillllllllllllllllllllll breaking out lol nothing to significant but I've noticed my forehead is super clear lol like it's really weird because i would have little bumps here and there normally but now its soo smooth so somethings working! my tzone is also perfectly smooth and clear complexion its just the sides of my cheeks that are being the buzz kills haha, but it's ok because my derm told yesterday that this is probably the last month I will break out and month 5 will be the dramatic cle

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/30/10

 

Day 93

So here's the deal, I'm still breaking out, BUTTT considerably less. Like I would have a battlefield on my face a couple of weeks ago with immense pain, but now it's like way less just the annoying aesthetic related breakout that's bothering me not so much actual pain. All my HUGE nodules are inactive, but just the small teeny bumps left to go and the red marks from my past crazy continuous breakout I had. I would say I'm improving, but it's hard to tell because of the marks they left. Whate

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/27/10

 

Day 90

Still breaking out but less haha, still pushing out the nasty stuff. Month 4 is in about one more week so hopefully I'll see more change. I don't know about other people, but for me accutane is a pain in the ass. I can't believe I broke out for about a month straight lol. So the sides of my chin and lower jawline is breaking out less while the sides of my cheeks just started breaking out like last week into this week. My forehead is getting wayy better, its pretty clear with one or two

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/24/10

 

Day 88

So as I said before I'm gradually improving, my breakouts are slowly declining and giving my skin time to heal. Hopefully this is it and I'll continue to improve from here on out. Today I really felt excited and my hope came back. My face is actually getting better. I mean it is still a mess, but I can see and feel the difference. So I never lost hope, even when I reached my lowest points..but I don't want to jinx myself anymore. I think work, exercising, hanging out with my bo

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/22/10

 

Day 86

I think I'm slowly improving daily, it's a gradual process. Same old breakout though. So my lips are dry and whatever, but it stresses me out whenever my boyfriend tells me to stop applying chap stick on. He doesn't understand that after just like 20 minutes it will dry out, chap, and crack. Like I've been on accutane for 3 months now and he thinks my lips, skin, and everything is normal. It's so annoying. Other than that, no other symptoms except when I get ticked off, I get rea

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/19/10

 

Day 85

Recovering from the cheek break out ...I'm so over the whole break out process like I don't even care now lol I'm at the point where I'm not really stressing over it, but I'm still staying optimistic. Dry lips, skin on my face is a little flaky lately Basically still breaking out, it has been about 3 months and 3 weeks ish, but I am hoping month 4 is the clear up month. AND the thing is I broke out near the end of month 2, so I got my horrible IB a little later than most people and I'

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

06/19/10

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