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7 Months Post Accutane!

It has been officially 7 months since my last accutance pill and I am still 100 percent CLEAR!!! I just got married on saturday and viewed my pictures and they look AMAZING! My skin looks spectacular with no enhacements! I can't believe how happy I am with my results! My skin at this time has gone back to my normal oily self and so has my hair....the oil came back around month 5 to 6 and I was nervous since I thought the acne would come back with the oil...but so far my skin has staid comptley clear. I don't even remember what a black head or white head looks like.... Funny thing is that I still have nightmares that my face is complety covered in acne...LOL... I guess your really never forget. For those who have just started with accutane hang in there the results are well worth the aches and pains! And yes my body has completly gone back to normal - No joint pain, no headaches, dryness gone!

KC31

KC31

02/09/2012

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02/13/2012

 

5 Months Post Accutane

It has been a while since my last post. I think the last one was 2 months post accutane - well it's 5 months post accutane now andI am still COMPLETLY CLEAR! I don't even remember what it feels like to have acne LOL... I don't even have one blackhead! My oil has returned on my face and I started using my blotting powder with my makeup through out the day....but still clear...all my side effects are completly gone and my hair is back to normal. It even gets oily now... In january I will be seeing my derm again to work on my scaring...which I'm thinking I don't even want to deal with at this point since my skin looks so good! For anyone who is questioning using accutane I would recommend it. It has changed my life for the better and It has been the only thing that has worked for my horrible acne problem. Thanks! And Good Luck out there!

KC31

KC31

11/18/2011

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12/01/2011

 

Day 70 Post Accutane

It's been 2 weeks since my last post and I continue to be COMPLETLY CLEAR! It's amazing how beutiful my skin looks. I go with out makeup without given it a second thought now. I have found an amazing man that loves to see me without any makeup and tells me how beutiful my skin looks, even with the scaring. I have not felt this happy in years!! My side effects are completly gone and have no issues. CONCLUSION: Acctuane changed my life for the better and I will do it all over again if I had too! The END

KC31

KC31

09/13/2011

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11/07/2011

 

Day 58 - Post accutane

I finally went to my last Derm appoitment and she was very happy to see how clear my skin is at this time. It has been almost 2 months since my last pill and everything still looks good. I also had the doctor that will be doing my laser treatments look at my face to see if it will be feasable. He said he will need to do some test spots due to my darker skin he thinks I will get really bad pigmignation issues (he thinks my skin will turn dark). I have to really think about it since I don't want to have darker skin in my face vs the rest of my body.... Maybe I will have to live with the scars....I'm not sure at this time....Plus the procedure is really expensive....

KC31

KC31

09/02/2011

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11/07/2011

 

Day 51 - Post acutane

STILL CLEAR! Almost two months post accutane and I am still 100 PERCENT clear!!! Is almost hard to believe that so far the meds are working and I have no breakouts. I'm extremely HAPPY and will never change my experience and the outcome! Scaring is still visible and I'm hoping it will get better with time...I guess you can't have it all -But still much better then before.... I'm still using the clariphil soup and moisterizer and that's it. Nothing with medication on my face. I think that as long as my face stays clear I will continue using the clariphil....I love how simple it is to clean my face and add a little bit of lotion and then go...No need for step1, step2 step3 blah blah....Just wash and go! LoVE IT! If anyone has any questions about your treatment please feel free to reach out!

KC31

KC31

08/26/2011

 

Day 43 Post Accutane

The pimple I had is gone The prescription spot treatment my derm gave me is awesome! It literally went away the next day.... Things continue to progress nicely...My face has not gotten as oily as before but there's more oil for sure then when I was on accutane. My lips are complelty back to normal and I am glad to say that I am back to wearing my lipstick withiout having to apply vasaline Only thing that is still a bit persistent is the joint pain...it comes and goes but I can still feel it at times...Especially in my knees and elbows and my ankles....Hopefully that will go away soon.... Besides that nothing else is happening. My face continues to be clear and I'm extremely HAPPY!

KC31

KC31

08/18/2011

 

Day 40 Post Accutane

I have my first pimple since I stoped my accutane treatment It's not big at all and it's by my ear so it's not noticable but it hurt like hell and I knew it was there. It's been such a LONG time since I had any king of blemish that it took me by total surprise. I know it problably has to do with my period being on, but it still made me feel really anxious. Last night I actually dreamed that my face was FULL of pimples and cystic acne. It made me feel completly sick. I'm glad it was only a dream....But it was a friendly reminder that I can still get acne....SUCKS

KC31

KC31

08/15/2011

 

Day 33 Post Accutane

I have officially reached my one month post accutane time and I am so excited that I have not had any blemishes or pimples since my last pill !!! It has been months at this time since I had anything on my face, back or chest....I am so HAPPY! This weekend I went without makeup the entire weekend! All I did was wear a little mascara and that was it! And I still felt beutiful.... No worrries on people looking at me and wondering what was wrong with my face...It was a different feeling for sure to be this clear! I'm so happy!!!

KC31

KC31

08/08/2011

 

Day 28- Post Accutane

It looks like January 2012 is going to be the laser treatment month. I know my derm can't start my facial laser treatment till then and now I can't start my laser hair removal till then either. Everything that has to do with my skin I have to wait the 6 months.... I guess I have to be safe about it..... Accutane Update: My face continues to be 100 percent clear....I do have a blackhead that I am trying not to squeeze but I think I might have too....My skin is still very sensitive and when I do squeeze I brake blood vessels and my I get a nasty looking bruse. But being able to see this one blackhead while the rest of my face is clear it really annoys me.....

KC31

KC31

08/03/2011

 

Day 26 - Post Accutane

STILL CLEAR~! All side effects are gone at this time. My face continues to be sensitive but nothing crazy... I have my one month post accutane app with my derm next Tuesday for my final pregnancy test and then my count down begins for my 6 month wait...In January 2012 I will begin laser treatments for my scars....Hopefully it won't be to bad.... I also have a consultation tommorrow for laser hair removal. I'm not sure when I will be able to actually do the procedure but I want to know how much it's going to cost me and I will also check with my derm when it will be safe for me to remove my unwanted hairs permently....I had never been self counsious about my upper lip hair, but as I went through my accutane treatment my hairs became more and more noticable...I don't know why that happen but now I need to get it removed...I can totally see them from afar...Has this happen to anyone else???

KC31

KC31

08/01/2011

 

Day 22 - Post Accutane

I'm almost at 30 days Post Accutane - and I'm still CLEAR Thank goodness!! Yesterday I did have a little scare....thought I was getting a pimple but it ended up being some weird scratch thingy... I'm just glad it's not a pimple! My face continues to get a little more oily - I can tell by the way my makeup looks at the end of the day....Before it looked flawless now it looks worn and shinny....But I'm really not complaining..I knew that it has to go back to producing some kind of oil.... Besides that nothing new...

KC31

KC31

07/28/2011

 

Day 20 Post Accutane

My face has begun to show some oil on my forhead. This morning I was driving and when I got to work I noticed lots of shine....That seemed to happen over night...Well at least my face is COMPLETLY CLEAR! Now I pray it stays that way.... I started to think when was the last time I had a pimple and it has literally been MONTHS! I haven't seen or had to squeeze anthything in so longggg.... It feels great! But now I'm starting to get nervous since the oil has come back....

KC31

KC31

07/26/2011

 

Day 19 - Post Accutane

FACE IS STILL CLEAR!!! Things are getting back to normal...My hair has finally stoped falling out in large amounts...I don't think the oil in my face has come back at all. But I really never got truly dry while on accutane.... I just think is normal....In the morning I can see shine but nothing that's out of control.... That's about it for now...

KC31

KC31

07/25/2011

 

Day 15 - Post Accutane

My face is till clear!!! Lips are back to normal Joint pain GONE What else can I say....Life is good!!

KC31

KC31

07/21/2011

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07/21/2011

 

Day 14 Post Accutane

2 weeks of accutane and I'm feeling awesome! My LIPS ARE BACK TO NORMAL!!!! I'm extatic about that! Evrything else is slowly getting back to normal as well... My hair is the second thing that I'm hoping gets back to normal... It's so dry and damaged from being on accutane...I don't want it to be as oily as before but at least have it retain some moister... My face continues to stay clear as well....It actually looks amazing

KC31

KC31

07/20/2011

 

Day 13 - Post Accutane

FINALLY I woke up and my lips aren't dry....I actually got up walked the dog came back and my lips felt normal. I think applying the chapstick all the time is more habit then need at this time... My eyes are still dry, but besides that evething else is starting to go back to normal.... My face is still not oily and it continues to be CLEAR! I can live with that

KC31

KC31

07/19/2011

 

Day 12 - Post accutane

I'm having a little bit of an issue with my skin on my hands...They have broken out into a rash...I have no idea why I'm getting so many issues post accutane...I was out in the sun must of the weekend and the pool. I'm thinking my skin is still very sensitive and I need to watch how much sun exposure I do take... My lips are returning more and more to normal which is nice.....I have also noticed my hair is making a turn for the better as well... And yes My skin is still CLEAR...

KC31

KC31

07/18/2011

 

Day 9 - Post accutane

My eyes continue to be SUPER dry...Not sure why still.... My lips are healing slowly but at least I can go more then 10 minutes without replying my chapstick. I even noticed I went an entire 60 minute meeting without reaplying...That is HUGE! As for my face it continues to stay Completly CLEAR and my oil has not returned as of yet...It's only been a little over a week since my last pill, but I can see my skin is still changing.... Overall I am HAPPY as a Bunny!!

KC31

KC31

07/15/2011

 

Day 8 Post Accutane

Last night I had a HORRIBLE Nightmare that I had acne all over my face again! I woke up SUPER scared and nervous and even got up and checked my face in the mirror.... Can you say SUPER DUPER ANXIATY??? Is like your never free of the worry that the acne will come back

KC31

KC31

07/14/2011

 

Day 7 - Post Accutane

My eyes continue to be super dry in the morning...Not sure why but it's been painful opening my eyes when I first wake up...once the day goes by it gets better.... My lips are starting to peel again....They don't look to horrible, but they feel bad...I continue to use my Burt's Bees and hope for the best.... My face continues to stay clear and I am SUPER EXCITED about that....

KC31

KC31

07/13/2011

 

Day 6 - Post Accutane

My lips continue to be dry....and I continue to apply my new chapstick.... My eyes have been extra dry latly not sure why.... Skin is clear and nothing else to report

KC31

KC31

07/12/2011

 

DAY 5 - OFF Accutane

yesturday I started to use regular chapstick on my lips...I went with Burts Bees Ultra conditioning..So far it's been working nicely. I still have my vasaline and have been using it at night before I go to bed. The only thing weird right now is my lips have red bumps all over them....Not sure why - it almost looks like a brakeout but on my lips....They are a little painful but as of now it doesn't look like it's getting any worse.... I'm still trying to get used to not having to take my pills...I still dig in my purse and look for my pack... First thing I am doing in two weeks is waxing! I can't wait to go brazilian! It's been a LONG 6 months without a wax! That's all for now

KC31

KC31

07/11/2011

 

Day 3 OFF Accutane

I guess I should change my blog name??? Since I'm off accutane now? Or should I keep it??? :think: It's been weird not taking my pills every morning and afternoon. I look for them in my purse and there's nothing there....Feels weird... I have grown so used to having to take something and now I am completly pill free.... I continue to stay perfectly clear....My oil has come back a tiny bit but my lips are still dry....No joint pain at all and my feet don't hurt as much as they have before....I guess now I wait and see what happens. I continue to just wash my face with citaphil and moisterize with citaphil...My Derm adviced me to continue with my same cleansing routine. She will advice me once I hit 30 days without accutane....I like the not having to use anything harsh on my face plus is easy to maintain...I hope I don't have to go back to using acne cleansers.... That's all for now

KC31

KC31

07/09/2011

 

Day 181-183- IM DONE!!!!!

I just left my derms office I am OFFICIALLY OFF ACCUTANE!!! OMG! I can't believe it!!! She said my skin looks amazing! I have one more appointment in 30 days for my last pregnancy test and to make sure I have no brakeouts. She did give me a prescription to apply if I get any pimples. But she seemed very confident that I was going to be perfectly ok since I haven't had a breakout in 2 months....I feel FREE!!! I can't wait to have my lips go back to normal....That's the only side effect that never left was the dry lips. I AM SO EXCITED!!! I will continue to blog and let everyone in our acne world know how my progress continues....Even tho my skin is clear I will never forget how bad my face was 6 months ago....Is almost like having cancer and going into remission...you never forget how it was while you were going through treatment.... I hope that everyone who has read my blog and followed me, realizes how amazing accutane is...I know is not made for everyone but know that If you are willing to deal with some side effects it is a LIFE CHANGING DRUG! It chaged my life for the BETTER!!!

KC31

KC31

07/08/2011

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07/15/2011

 

Day 179-180 - On accutane

Nothing new to report...My face is completly clear and I have no issues.... Accutane has changed my life 100 % - I don't remember ever having this much confidence....It's amazing !!!

KC31

KC31

07/05/2011

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