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After Roaccutane

I went to my four month roaccutane check up and told him I wasn't happy at all. So another doctor at the same clinic had a look and told me those little bumps were Milia, and that I needed them extracted out. So I was pretty pissed I went through roaccutane for pretty much nothing. My back acne has cleared up a lot but still am having to use benzoyl peroxide to maintain it being clear. Anyway, so I got the milia extracted around October 2012 - I took about a week off work as there was scabbing everywhere and I didn't want to wear make up and clog them again. It did leave ice pick scars but in all honesty i would prefer that then bumps. In January, after a few months of letting my skin just be normal, I had a few microdermabrasions and peels just to improve my skin texture after that. It is now about a year since my milia extraction. It hasn't come back but I am getting tiny little congestion spots (the milia was deeper and larger) so im not too concerned but just frustrated my skin isn't perfect. I get breakouts now and then but nothing major. I have scars and pigmentation which is my main concern now. I want to be able to wear no make up and feel good. Yesterday I had pixel resurfacing treatment done. I had numbing cream put on for about an hour. The actual treatment was uncomfortable feeling but nothing too painful. She went over my cheeks twice, the second time hurt like hell. It has been about 24 hours since the procedure, the swelling has gone down a bit but still pinkish and brown (kind of looks like I have been burnt) It feels very dry and rough and i can feel the flaky skin.


Update My eczema is slowly going, its not itchy anymore just a little red on one arm, woohoo! i used Hope's Relief cream and had regular Alpha Keri Oil baths - seriously recommend it. On a bad note...Sunday night I was frustrated/sad and took it out on my skin, if i could go back I would. Anyway, definitely noticed the difference of squeezing on roaccutane. DONT DO IT. listen to your doctor, unlike me. I feel so stupid I have a deep red mark on my cheek, its not really open skin its like i have bruised it and its tuesday now and still hasnt faded. It isnt raised or anything, when i wash my face it feels like its not even there. I dont think a scab will form. but its impossible to cover with make up I have tried using aloe vera plant on it but I think its a little strong. I feel I should just leave it to fade/heal naturally but im so impatient and am supposed to be going away this saturday with my bf and its embarrassing Has anyone stupidly had this happen? and recommendations for healing/fading the redness quicker?

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Month 3

I am into my third month of roaccutane i really dont feel like my skin has changed, i feel depressed, i have eczeme type rash on my arms (I did have on legs but it has gone now), I am always itchy. I feel like no one really understands what I am going through and everyone is telling me to get off it (mainly because my skin still looks like shit) I really have no idea if these whiteheads are ever going to go away. I am so over having bumps all over my face Last check up my blood test showed slight difference in my liver but my doctor said nothing worrying because this means its working. How long does it take to see results??

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Week 3

Week 3 my skin feels bumpier - the little bumps and blackheads were my main concern and I don't know whether they are coming to the surface more or what but they are definitely more obvious. i hope this means its working!! my skin isn't dry really - I am on very low dose so might be why (even though its week 3 I have only taken 10 pills) the process of pimples seem to be sped up - get a head faster, dry up faster etc itchiness on my face and head though is driving me insane!

Day 3

Day 3 Update pimples are drying up quicker than usual
no break out yet but only day 3
probably best my skin has been in a month
not dry yet

Day 1

Today I got first prescription of Roaccutane. Visiting dermatologist cost $150 and prescription was $106 because it was a private dermatologist..could have been $34 so pretty off it about that! First week I will start on 3 pills a day. So will take one tonight, saturday and sunday then week two monday, wednesday, friday, sunday and so on until I take one a day its is 20mg I have had acne since 14, nothing like big break outs everywhere, but have always had these little white bumps everywhere, I am now 20. I have tried minomycine, retin-a, stevia, the pill, spent probably $1000s on facials/alternative ways/good cleansers nothing worked, doesn't matter what I eat, how much water I drink etc.. So this is my last resort will update on the progress and hopefully the improvement the photo attached is the products they gave me xx

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