18th Day on Accutane 56th Day on Accutane
(In case you're wondering why I'm showing my 18th day instead of before Accutane it's because the before pictures aren't the same quality and it's harder to compare due to there being no flash).
I'm happy with my results so far and cannot express how relieved I am to finally be sorting out my acne after trying so many other medications. Once upon a time I'd hate the idea of going out and my first thought would be 'how on earth am I going to cover all of these spots?', but now I actually look forward to it. I'm finally getting my confidence back and I feel like I'm knocking down barriers and accomplishing something. I always thought I was depressed and self-concious for deeper reasons, but it seems that all of those horrible emotions I used to feel were all down to having acne, and now that it's being sorted I feel a weight has been lifted and I can get on with my life exactly how I want to live it, instead of living it to suit acne by staying locked away indoors and feeling like crap all of the time.
I've still got a way to go, probably have another 3 months on Accutane if my doctor decides to keep me on a low and longer dose of 5 months. I've never been so excited for christmas-not because I'm all of a sudden a festive person, but because clear skin=the best gift possible.
How I'm feeling in a picture: