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Accutane Day 59

I had my 2-month appointment with my dermatologist today. I've been clearing up a lot lately with only 3-4 spots on my face at the moment. Since one of my main concerns is my hyper pigmentation, I made sure to talk to him about that. He told me that once I'm off of Accutane, a lot of it will fade, but he did give me a prescription for Aczone to use in addition to Accutane in the mean time. He said it shouldn't dry out my skin and that it should get rid of some of the pink spots that are left ove

piano36

piano36

06/18/15

 

Accutane Day 44

I've been breaking out a bit lately. All of the blackheads on my nose are completely gone which is absolutely amazing, but I'm still getting new spots. I never really felt that bad/insecure about my acne to a huge extent, but it's been getting me down more lately. I guess its just because I'm just waiting for things to happen so its on my mind more than usual. Oh well. I just keep in mind that even though Accutane is currently making me breakout, the only thing I can do is stick with it because

piano36

piano36

06/02/15

 

Accutane Day 31

I'm done with my first month! I had my dermatologist appointment today and have been cleared to continue treatment. My doctor said that I should start to see some serious results within the next few weeks, so I'll let you know. My dryness has been very manageable lately and I think I finally have a solid skincare routine down. So many of my blackheads around my nose and on my chin are gone now its amazing. My breakouts have also decreased significantly, but I do still have a few spots here

piano36

piano36

05/21/15

 

Accutane Day 23

Dealing with Accutane induced dandruff: About a couple weeks into starting accutane, I began to notice that my scalp was more dry and flaky, just as everything is with this medicine. I went to the local drugstore to pick up a bottle of Head and Shoulders and it really wasn't working for me. I took to google to look for other shampoo recommendations and I started to do some research about how those shampoos typically work. I found that my flakiness was just caused from a dry scalp and that thi

piano36

piano36

05/12/15

 

Accutane Day 17

This month has been going by so slowly. While none of my side effects have been too bad, I am just so eager to start seeing results. I've been seeing a lot more blackheads lately, so I'm hoping that means they're being pushed up and out. I can't remember the last time I've seen my nose and chin free of those little black dots. I am still breaking out as I did before accutane, but I think the whole "cycle" is speeding up now, with more rapid healing. The dryness is kinda annoying me with th

piano36

piano36

05/06/15

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05/07/15

 

Accutane Day 12

I've had a bit of a breakout at least its not too bad (nothing more than what I would've gotten before starting accutane). I have noticed, however, that any spots that I do have heal much more quickly. Besides the dry skin, which is parched, but pretty manageable, I've experienced a few other minor side effects. By the end of the day, my back will be sore, but it's nothing debilitating. My scalp has also gotten drier, leading to some dandruff, but it isn't noticeable to anyone but me. Ho

piano36

piano36

05/01/15

 

Accutane Day 7

Starting to see some more side effects lately. Again, nothing too bad, just more dryness and skin sensitivity. I had to switch from my usual Cetaphil Cleanser (the one for all skin types) to a gentler face wash. I've tried a few since then, and have found a couple that don't make my skin sting at all when I use them: Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk Simple Moisturizing Cleanser Since, I had a sample of the Caudalie Cleanser, I tried that out and loved it, but as it's almost $30 a pa

piano36

piano36

04/26/15

 

Accutane Day 4

This is going pretty well so far! I'm beginning to experience some of the typical side effects, but it has all been very manageable. My skin is getting a little drier, but it's nothing that's actually bothering me. My lips are actually smoother than they usually are because in anticipation of the dryness, I've been stepping up the chapstick usage. I doubt that the dryness is going to stay at this low level as I continue to take the medicine, but we'll see (a girl can hope lol). I haven't n

piano36

piano36

04/23/15

 

Accutane Day 1

So I just took my first dose of Accutane. I met with my doctor today to finally get my prescription and it went well! All of my questions were answered about what I should be using in conjunction with this treatment - I was told that I am allowed to basically use whatever I want to keep my skin moisturized and that I shouldn't worry about those products for the most part. I am on 80 mg a day and it's expected that I will stay on treatment for 5 months, unless i really clear up fast. I am

piano36

piano36

04/20/15

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04/23/15

 

Accutane Prep

Idk if anyone is going to be reading this, but I thought it would be good for me to document my accutane experience either way. I am a 17 year old girl and I've had acne since the beginning of middle school very mildly, but it has gotten much worse in the past few months. It is still only categorized as moderate acne at most, but I have many black heads and any spot I get will scar on my very pale skin. Since I've known my dermatologist for years now, she recommended that I go on accutane (I had

piano36

piano36

04/14/15

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04/17/15

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