This week I've been using Dan's BP at nighttime, with a 10% glycolic acid toner on top of my active pimples and worst areas of hyperpigmentation. This stings, and irritates the skin, but works like magic. During the day I use either a witchhazel toner, or gentle bp treatment (not Dan's) or gentle salicylic acid treatment...basically whatever I grab first.
So, keep in mind that these results are a combination of other topical treatments. So far, accutane has not been enough on it's own. My dermatologist reassured me at my last visit that after my course is over I will not be needing any other acne treatment.
My skin on my face is almost clear now. I only had a couple new large pimples this week, and I'm very happy with my skins progress!
My chest and shoulders are completely clear, but my back is not showing much improvement. On my back currently I have a dozen or so large, painful, stubborn red lumps that keep rising to the surface, among other smaller spots. It is uncomfortable to lean back against anything right now. These pimples are PAINFUL.
-Eczema has now spread from my arms to my upper thighs/hips and I'm super itchy now.
-Much less frequent nose bleeds.
-My skin is slightly less dry on my face, and I actually have been blotting the oil off my nose a little. (Mind you, it's so subtle and takes hours for any oil to appear at all, this really doesn't concern me in the slightest)
-I've been using intense hair conditioner and so my scalp isn't as itchy and my hair isn't too dry unless I get lazy and skip the conditioner...then it feels like straw.
-Still back pain.
-Eyes get tired of contacts earlier in the evening.