So as I previously mentioned I came off accutane a few days ago after 5 months!
I just wanted to show everyone before and after pics, things aren't perfect (to me anyways) but u can see the big improvement.
I have little bumps on my forehead which I'm getting treatment for in a couple of months from the derm.
My nose and mouth are really dry at the minute so excuse the red marks!
So I went to the derm yesturday and now I am off accutane! Yay!
I haven't had a spot for around 2 month now but I wouldn't say my face is perfectly clear, I've still got a lot of red marks and large visable pores ony cheeks near my nose.
My skin is red and shiney which I'm hoping will go in the next 6 weeks or so!
Accutane isn't as bad as everyone makes out, bit of dry skin and lips and that's about it.
Defiantly worth a try anyway.
I will post some pics tomoz to finish of my
Well I haven't posted for about 40 days so I thought it's about time I do one lol.
Everything is great, for the past 3 weeks I haven't had 1 spot! My skin is clear, (thought I would never say that in my life).
Don't get my wrong I still have some hyperpigmentation but the derm said they will fade over time. I have been looking at lightening creams so may ask about that next time I go.
As far as side effects go my skin doesn't seem to be as dry anymore, my lips are still dry if I don'
So I'm day 49 into treatment and I can honestly say I am no better now if not slightly worse than what I started 49 days ago.
I know with this stuff you don't expect to see miracles straight away but I'm still getting a new spot everyday....what's going on??
I still have the rash on my hands and arms, and getting spots in random places such as behind my ear..and trust me that's sore!
I'm back at the dermatologist on the 2nd of April so no doubt my dose will go up and I will see if I
So I'm still plodding on with accutane and things are a lot better since I last posted.
Things seem to have gone down a lot (still getting actives) and the redness has gone and no more burning! Yaaayy!
I have been using e45 on the really dry skin which took me about 2 weeks to get under control on my cheeks, chin and forehead and then I use the cetaphil moisturiser for dry and sensitive skin. I also mix abit of simple moisturiser with my make up in a morning and it seems to be doing the
I can honestly say I'm starting to regret even starting taking accutane!
My face is by far the worst it's ever been, it's all red and little spots everywhere.
I have got lots of little red spots round my cheeks now near my nose, not sure whether this is all the blackheads being pushed out.
I went back the derm yesturday and I am now on 40mg a day.
The next 4 months can't come quick enough
So these past few days I think the side effects and the 'initial breakout' hit me hard!
One day I was fine, the next day I woke up and washed my face like usual but with cetaphil cleanser and OMG did it sting. My face went bright red for like 3 days and my face was so dry and chapped and flaky, I think using a topical aswell as accutane really caught up on me.
I had to keep applying moisturiser every 20 mins just to stop my skin flaking off! Which I think made it worse because it was on
My life is hell at the minute!
I can't begin to tell you how dry my face is especially around my mouth. It's awful and hurts so bad. It's tight and cracked and I HATE it.
I have been using oil free neutrogena visibly clear but I think this is just iterating my skin even more now due to how many times I have to apply it. So I have just purchased some simple light moisturiser until my cetaphil facial moisturiser SPF 50 arrives.
My face is so red and stings when I use my cetaphil cleans
Just taken my 18th pill.
I feel like today I've seen a slight improvement. Pimples are still coming now and again but they have a very short cycle and don't tend to stick around a long time.
My skin is very dry but I just keep applying oil free moisturiser and it's keeping it bearable. My hair has become slightly dryer but I guess that's a good thing as I don't have to wash it all the time! my lips are also slightly dry but no cracking or peeling or anything at the mo.
One good thin
So I've just taken my 14th pill. There's not been a dramatic improvement, if anything it's worse than what I started.
From day 3 till around 9/10 i had a few side effects, achy arms and hands, few headaches, dry lips and nose, dry hair. Now on day 14 they seem to have gone, not really got dry lips at the moment but I no to expect that soon.
I went to bed last night with 2 spots forming on my top lip, now they are in full swing so I'm hoping they will be gone in the next couple of days.
So I've just took my 11th pill.
Not having as many breakouts lately but the ones that do come tend to be yellow and go within a day.
Other things I have noticed is that my hair is very dry and my lips. The aching from my arms has now gone which is good
I can't say I have seen an improvement so far but wer still on early days. Also my skin feels pretty weird or today, like it has loads of little lumps all under my skin. Not too sure what this is.
I'm getting pretty dry now so using
So today I've not really had a new spot as such, just the remaining ones are very sore.
I've also noticed some pain in my hands and arms. Like my bones are hurting. Sounds weird but that's how it feels, anyone else experienced this?
My throat also becomes very dry quite often, so drinking lots of water.
I really didn't think I would experience side effects so short into the cycle! But hey what can ya do.
I've posted some pics on here just so I can see the inprovements throughout
So I've just started taking accutane 5 days ago, low dose at 20mg a day and I weigh just under 200lbs. My acne was never really that bad but I have been having persistent spots and red marks on my face for about 10 years now! I have 'sandpaper' acne as the derm says.
Anyway 5 days ago my skin was bearable but now after just 5 days I'm getting a new spot or 3 every day and there quite sore! I thought with a low dose and mild acne I wouldn't really suffer with this initial bre