It's now Month 2 of my acne treatment. My Minocycline dosage has been upped to 200mg a day (one 100mg cap in the morning and night). My doctor has said that my skin has improved, now less angry cystic bumps on my jaw. However i did react badly to the Epiduo/ Tactuo topical Retinoid he gave me. He quickly told me to stop using it and stick on the Antibiotics for the rest of the month. He did say that if i didn't like the improvements this month, he's putting me on Accutane for next month. Fingers crossed that this month will clear me up for good, if not, yay for Accutane next month!
(*Note- my problem acne areas are my Jawline, Chin and Neck.)
I did stop using the Tactuo/ Epiduo two days ago before seeing my Doc because i noticed my skin just flare out more the more i used it. My skin has healed quite quickly and now i just have quite a bit of dark scarring that i'll have to diminish using my La Roche Posay Mela D Serum (pigment control- battles hyperpigmentation)
Also, I purchased some new Items for my regimen. I found my gentle La Roche Posay Effaclar cleanser wasn't doing anything to treat my acne, so I purchased these today:
Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser ( 5% Benzoyl Peroxide)
Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer ( Oil Free- 0.5% Salicylic Acid)
As for makeup and cover up, I picked up the Maybeline BB Cream to moisturize and diminish the sight of my scars for work. I also got Hard Candy's Glamoflauge cover up for the blemishes and dark spots.
That's my update! I'll give you all a product review and update half way through the month regarding the Clean & Clear products, and how Minocycline is working for me by itself without a topical retinoid!
Cheers! I hope your guys' treatments and progress are going well!