Alright, i know this is going to be scary but i'm gonna post the pictures of my progress from Week 1 to Week 15. Although I'm already on my Week 16 regimen. First to note, i still don't have great and clear skin because my scar and marks are still very obvious but as you can, acnes/pimples/bumps are already gone but there are some red blemishes that might not appear in the photos because they are subsiding very fast from the aid of my BP. <I figured new member couldn't post images hence check out my album for the photos.> I hope my progress could help you to get away the fear from the side effect of BP because it really helps. If you find that you still don't the result you want by week 15, you might be doing the regimen wrongly or you might really allergy to it. Contact Dan for help and questions in your regimen or doubts in anything regarding products or skin. I did contact him quite often and they usually reply me within 48 hours. Otherwise there are forums where your issues might be discuss. Don't fear because there are always people who has the same situation as you and trying find way to help each other here. Let's wish us luck!
Little intro of my skin. I started having acne since i was 17. It was a very tough journey as i've been broke down twice crying desperately for clear skin. The pimples, redness, scars, everything on my face that shouldn't be there made me feel like the world is over for me! Until last year winter, i decided to give BP a try. Hence, been coming back to Dan's regimen page and reading it through multiple times, Google research for side effects to get myself prepare to start on the regimen. Finally, i got myself a bottle of Benzac AC BP 2.5% to try out. For being such an idolt, i start out BP for one day and i immediately start using Eucerin DermoPurifyer Cream-Gel (Lactic Acid) the second day of my BP regimen. I didn't realized that Lactic Acid is actually AHA until i'm the second week of my regimen. I immediately stop the Lactic Acid treatment and continue on applying only BP and my skin finally were safe from flakiness, redness and itchiness. But however, i will have to say during the first week of the combination usage of Lactic acid(AHA) and BP, my skin were seems to be clearing from Acne and Spot. I can see that my skin is CLEAR! I'm not gonna lie in any form but until the later week of Week 2, i saw more blemishes and acne came back. I suspect that could be the purging process that everyone is talking about. But that's not the reason why i stop but i believe other than the reason of the breakouts, i believe it could be due to the irritation that i used Lactic Acid(AHA) too early with the combination of BP. I should calm my skin to get use to BP before proceeding with Lactic Acid(AHA) treatment. However, I'm now on the 14th week (Started 15th Nov 2010) of the BP regimen and I'm glad to say my skin are under control and I'm ready for AHA treatment. Although i still do not have clear skin - few pimples but i should say red blemishes because they are not as huge as i used to have and they subside very fast with the aid from BP and of course scars and marks leftover by the past acnes. However, i still afraid that my skin will suffer another round of breakouts acnes like what i used to have it last time that really break me down. Will post the BP progress pictures from the past few months and update on my ongoing progress!