Just wanted to inform you that I've been on accutane 4 months now. Acne is almost gone, but their are LOTS of red marks, hopefully they'lll fade in time.
Upcoming pictures tomorrow @ "accutane second time"
Hi you guys - guess what?? It's been 2 months now. A few cysts/pimples, but I definitely see an improvement.
But the hardest part
It's a challenge just getting to work. The sun's working that's for sure! One has to go with the cap or you'll be fried. We had 20 degrees here in Scandinavia today, and I felt it real bad. Oh wait, it's just April. Shit, when June/July arrives and we'll get up above 30 degress, well, then I'm joining Hell to say hello to mr Diaaaaaaablo...Hot Hot Hot!! But as always, God is a genius so he invented Sunless Tanning Spray for kids. Thank you God!
Haven't written in a few days. Increased the dose to 60mg last Friday. Still dry skin and redness.
Roaccutane continues to keep the acne from popping out.. I get nothing. Unbelievable. Hope that everything continues that way.
I will see my dermatologist in about 6 weeks and increase my dose to 80mg/day to make sure the acne does not come back after the complete course
Cyst...coming right up!! Accutane, kill it, kill it...anyway things are going well now, the small cyst is gone within a few days. I don't think accutane give up without a fight. It's in my body, my blood, my veins, it's everywhere, you cannot win, stupid cyst.
Weekend now and I'm off work in just an hour buying some non-alcoholic beer . I've noticed that, although it's non-alcoholic beer, I get that happy feeling. The placebo effect actually works.
It's just like my brain is thinking. Oh boy, here's something I recognize. Oh, yeah, it's beer. Hmm ... what do we do then? Wait ... I know ... we make him a happy person
ok....haven't written in a while, but I've got a good reason.
Because I find no words. It really works. It really works!! Fu--ing amazing. And it's only been 28 days. My macules, developed during 10 years of constant breakouts may finally have some rest and recover from the battle. And you know what? I have 180 days to go - looooong time for healing!!
In 8 days I've not had a single cyst. Nothing. Not one. Nada.
New pics are up. My skin feels better today and only 22 days has passed. I'm still dry though, but it's not uncomfortable. No new outbreaks (cross my fingers). Please let this be forever and continue to heal. Heal. Heal. Heal.
Old breakout is healing. Old scars are shown, but I've read that when using accutane old and new scars become more visable resulting from the disapperance of the acne. When face is covered with acne the scars are not noted until acne is cured. That's right, but when having acne you almost always just think about all red cysts and pimples, when these fade, left behind are all the scars.
If I can understand me correctly (which is difficult sometimes) it's not the acne that I'm having a hard time with at the moment, but the scars. We're not talking about a few, but a hugh amount and they make my face look dirty even though using a shower. But I need to be calm, because my derm says I need to be acne-cured before starting a treatment.
Today I will upload some new pictures. I'm planning uploading pictures a couple of days a week. Because when you have a before and after picture, it's easier to see an improvement. I think we become blinded by what we see every day in our mirror and that leads to not seeing the actual improvement. If you compare starting exercising it's exactly the same thing happening. One might think that we haven't gained any or gotten any muscles after 6-12 months, but having a before picture you'll notice a hugh difference. The same applies here. Therefore I urge anyone who starts a new treatment of some kind, take pictures! It's so worth it in the end and you will get much more satisfied with your result.
I've got 4 new cysts on my neck. Oily face and in a couple of hours it's time for shaving....not looking forward to it... Very dry eyes. Feels like Im going to get a new breakout.
Please accutane, do you job now, do it, "just do it". I don't want to have more scars. It seems like every little dot leaves this grey/dark/red shadow along my yaw. If I take my hand and drag my skin up a little the scars disappears so hopefully, in the future, Im able to laser them and have my skin stretched out.
Day 19 with 40mg accutane.
My skin is dry, pimples come and go, old ones are healing, still redness on marks. It seems like I'm getting more visible dark scars now than before..? Don't know why. Difficulty shaving.
Hopefully my acne will decrease and my scars will start to heal. Accutane is my last option, because breakouts on breakouts and breakouts on healing scars is not good for the skin.