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Day 27



I know I just posted, but I wanted to post again because I went to my dermatologist yesterday.

He took photos of my face from the same angle he took photos at my first appointment a month ago - I've been on Accutane for almost a month now. I must have miscounted the days, because today is Day 27, so when I posted two days ago, it was Day 25, not 23. Sorry.

The transformation was AMAZING. Yes, my skin still isn't great. But seeing the photos of a month ago next to photos from right now was crazy. A month ago, on my back, I had two very active spots. On my face, I had active spots/patches. Now, I although my back is still scarred and red, and I have one small active spot, when the two pictures were compared, the redness from the old picture was just AWFUL compared to yesterday's photo. Yes, there's still tons of pinkness, and some active spots, but overall, my face had much less contrast, is what I'm trying to say I guess. The red spots a month ago were dark and angry, and yesterday any problems were light pink - not like almost purple.

I was upped from 40mg/day to 60mg/day, in the form of a 40 and a 20, so two pills. I hope this improvement continues.


That sounds great! I'm happy for you. My acne is mild-moderate and maybe I shouldn't complain, but I haven't seen any improvement. I'm on day day 6 of my second month. But I was on 20 mg for the first month. that's probably why.

I'd like to ask you, what is happening to your pimples, do they come to a head or do they dry up?

I broke out even more the first month but my zits woudn't go away, so picked them,..otherwise they linger forever.

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hello -

yes, i think part of the reason i've seen success early (at least for now) is because i started at 40mg. i weigh 160 lbs though, so the ratio of 40mg:73kg is only a .5 ratio even though 40mg might sound like a lot.

honestly, things could get bad again and then get better - i try to not let my expectations get too high or let my acne impact my emotions too much since that's a slippery slope for me. it's hard not to though.

the pimples i've had are small little whiteheads, so they start with a head. but then they dry up quickly, party due to the medication and party to me slathering them with extra benzyol peroxide when i first notice them. they've also been weirdly tiny - i don't know how to describe it, but right now i have two whiteheads on my right cheek that are almost like mini whiteheads. so i don't think i couldn't even pop them if i tried, they are so small. i'll post a picture later.

are you reacting well to the meds other than breaking out in the first month?

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