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Day 20 - "facial Hair...what?!?"

Glori27

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Can't believe I am approaching the end of my first month. I am so excited!! Few things are weighing heavy on my mind today.

1. I have been experiencing some facial hair growth and not happy about it. What is this peach fuzz that I am getting on my cheeks? Has anyone else experienced this before. It looks like my hairs on my chin are growing a little longer than usual too. It is funny, as one problem disappears another one approaches.

2. I get my first lab tests this Saturday, just two days from today. I am so nervous my levels are going to be out of whack and they will have to take me off the medication. I want to finish this course so badly and be done with it for good.

3. I have been reading a lot of blogs that talk about people being on Accutane 3 to 4 times. I cannot imagine doing this all over again multiple times. I thought I was starting this to be done forever, but I am beginning to get worried that is not going to be the case.

As for an update on my skin....

Still really dry lips, but I have been loading them up wtih Aquaphor daily! Those red hive bumps that I had where my clogged pores hang out are gone. Now there are just these tiny hairs there that I have never noticed before. For the most part the break-out that I had has subsided. It's like the pimples packed up and left leaving nothing but dry flakes in their place.

I have a feeling this break-out will be back, I know this because I still see the purple/blue marks where huge black heads hide deep beneath the skin. For now I'm just crossing my fingers that I have experienced the worse of the initial break-out. The way my luck runs, the first break-out I had was just a sneak peek of what's to come.

Thanks for listening, and if anyone has any advice on what these little blonde hairs on my face are from or if they ever will go away please let me know!



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Hi Glori,

I too have noticed unwanted facial hair!!! Mine is on my forehead, looks like my hair line is getting closer to my eyebrows...

I plucked them out.... I'll have to really watch the hair growth from now on. I have no idea what to suggest for you as your hair is all over your cheeks. With the flakes where your spots used to be I would moisturise more. :-)

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Thank you so much Princess!!! I feel so much better now that I know I'm not the only one with this bizarre side effect! I hope you are doing good, I caught up on your blog and I hope your initial breakout will eventually come to an end and hope the calamine lotion helps!

I'm so worried about moisturizing, because I'm worried if I over moisturize it may clog my pores and back-fire on me. I think my oily skin over the years has just freaked me out from putting any moisurizer on my face. Talk to you soon!

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On 2012-09-19 at 8:21 PM, Glori27 said:

Can't believe I am approaching the end of my first month. I am so excited!! Few things are weighing heavy on my mind today.

 

1. I have been experiencing some facial hair growth and not happy about it. What is this peach fuzz that I am getting on my cheeks? Has anyone else experienced this before. It looks like my hairs on my chin are growing a little longer than usual too. It is funny, as one problem disappears another one approaches.

 

2. I get my first lab tests this Saturday, just two days from today. I am so nervous my levels are going to be out of whack and they will have to take me off the medication. I want to finish this course so badly and be done with it for good.

 

3. I have been reading a lot of blogs that talk about people being on Accutane 3 to 4 times. I cannot imagine doing this all over again multiple times. I thought I was starting this to be done forever, but I am beginning to get worried that is not going to be the case.

 

As for an update on my skin....

 

Still really dry lips, but I have been loading them up wtih Aquaphor daily! Those red hive bumps that I had where my clogged pores hang out are gone. Now there are just these tiny hairs there that I have never noticed before. For the most part the break-out that I had has subsided. It's like the pimples packed up and left leaving nothing but dry flakes in their place.

 

I have a feeling this break-out will be back, I know this because I still see the purple/blue marks where huge black heads hide deep beneath the skin. For now I'm just crossing my fingers that I have experienced the worse of the initial break-out. The way my luck runs, the first break-out I had was just a sneak peek of what's to come.

 

Thanks for listening, and if anyone has any advice on what these little blonde hairs on my face are from or if they ever will go away please let me know!

I started accutane a few weeks ago and I am getting peach fuzz all over my cheeks and forehead too! Just wondering if yours went away when you stopped accutane? It's freaking out a big cause I'm a girl and didn't have this before, so wanted to know how bad it gets and if it goes away! 

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