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peskypimples

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Coming to an end... I can't believe I have been on this medication for around 7 MONTHS! I cant even describe how good it feels to say that I have not had a single breakout in a month and my skin is completely flat and smooth. Now I do have some post redness which my dermatologist says will fade within 3 months of coming off accutane. I do have very minimal atrophic scarring on my cheeks which I will be doing some sort of treatment but not for at least 6 months. I think it is time to give my skin a break and let it regenerate once I come off the medication! 

My Skin Routine... Nothing has changed from my skin routine and I still continue to use all the same products. I plan to stick with my regimen as I am very hesitant as to what I now put on my skin. I continue to drink around 10-12 cups of water a day which I highly recommend, makes a difference on your skin! 

This blog was created so I can now help people and answer any questions about the accutane experience and how it does take time!! My next post will not be for another 3 months of being off accutane. Look forward to the redness going down! Stay Tuned :) 

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hi @peskypimples

How are you doing now? I ready your entire blog and it is an uplifting story from where you started to where you ended up! I am currently about to start  my 3rd month of a low-dose Accutane treatment (20mgs a day) and since  I am a big dude (200lbs, 5'11) I am gonna be on it for possibly up to 2 years+.

I just wanted to say your story was inspirational to me and definitely gives me hope even though I am still breaking out with cystic type pimples on my neck which make it look like WW3 started there lol, but people like you give me hope. I hope all is well with you and thanks for sharing your story!

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Hi @Ludadubz

Thanks for reaching out and I am so glad my story has given you hope! My intention of blogging about my experience was to do exactly that, knowing that I am not the only one that struggles with Acne. Accutane was a long and painful process that comes with ups and downs but based on my experience it is worth it! I remember 3 months into Accutane, my skin was the worst I have ever seen it. It flared so much to the point nothing I did would help. I started to see improvements in Month 5 and I stopped breaking out within that time as well. I was on Accutane from June 2017 - January 2018. I have not had a single pimple/cyst since and my dermatologist put me on Retinol A Cream which I have been using to date. My skin looks and feels amazing! 

I will be posting my final blog post today so you can see how much skin looks now.... I encourage you to document your entire process with pictures so you can really see how your skin is improving each month. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out! Good luck and remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel!! Stay Positive! :) 



 

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2 hours ago, peskypimples said:

Hi @Ludadubz

Thanks for reaching out and I am so glad my story has given you hope! My intention of blogging about my experience was to do exactly that, knowing that I am not the only one that struggles with Acne. Accutane was a long and painful process that comes with ups and downs but based on my experience it is worth it! I remember 3 months into Accutane, my skin was the worst I have ever seen it. It flared so much to the point nothing I did would help. I started to see improvements in Month 5 and I stopped breaking out within that time as well. I was on Accutane from June 2017 - January 2018. I have not had a single pimple/cyst since and my dermatologist put me on Retinol A Cream which I have been using to date. My skin looks and feels amazing! 

I will be posting my final blog post today so you can see how much skin looks now.... I encourage you to document your entire process with pictures so you can really see how your skin is improving each month. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out! Good luck and remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel!! Stay Positive! :) 



 

Awesome!  I can't wait to see your continued progress when you update :-). Again, thanks for sharing your story and I hope you have a good weekend!

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