Alright, I decided to monitor my accutane and blu light treatments, so I can keep a close check on my health.
On Friday, I finally went to see my derm. He prescribed me 40 mg of accutane for 4 months, and also told me to do two months of blu light therapy.
So, armed with lip chap and $30 moisturizer that the clinic suckered me into buying, I swallowed my first pill. Obviously, no side effects, but I have been loading on the lip chap in preparation.
I also went in to the acne clinic for my first blu light therapy session. It's a very strange procedure: you go in with no make-up (ahh!), and sit in a regular desk chair while one of the ladies at the front desk pulls sort of a C shaped lamp in front of you. The light is very, very bright, but it doesn't harm your eyes, I'm told.
There's no heat or any sensation at all, and you stay in front of the lamp for a total of 16 minutes. Thankfully, you're allowed iPods!