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Roaccutane 10mg/day



Roaccutane journal 

10mg /day 

I am 24, female, and have been struggling with chin/jawline acne. This is a week by week journal of my skin while on 10mg/day roaccutane. I am currently 3 months in and will update as I progress. 


Week 1 (ending 9/6/18): 

Slight lip dryness (dry from winter anyway-not sure if this is a side effect)

No new breakouts 

Still lots of existing congestion under skin around chin area (large cystic as well as little bumps)


Week 2: (ending 16/6/18):

Around 4-5 new whiteheads on chin

Lips getting a little drier than they usually do in winter

Skin a little drier than usual

One new cystic pimple on chin

Existing congestion still there 


Week 3: (ending 23/6/18) 

Whole chin/jawline breaking out. Looks awful, sore to touch 

Lips a little dry 


Week 4: ( ending 30/6/18)

3 new pimples 

Still lots of existing congestion and redness 

Lips a little dry 


Week 5: (ending 7/7/18)

Exactly the same as week 4 


Week 6: (ending 14/7/18)

2 new pimples on chin

Skin a little dry 

A few nose bleeds

Lips quite dry 

Still lots of congestion under skin 


Week 7: (ending 21/7/18)

Congestion under skin 

Lips dry

2 new pimples 


Week 8: (ending 28/7/18)

Dermatologist appointment, staying on 10mg/day

I told derm I hadn’t noticed any improvement yet she said it’s still too early and to be patient 

2 pimples from last week still here 

3 new pimples 


Dry lips 


Week 9: (ending 4/8/18)

6 pimples 

Some congestion still

Lips cracked and bled on their own for the first time 

Skin dry but manageable with constant moisturising 


Week 10:(ending 11/8/18)

5 new pimples 

Lips very dry white and flaky 

Pimples went down by Thursday Noticeably less congestion this week (from what I can feel when washing my face)

Still have redness on chin area 


Week 11: (ending 18/8/18)

One pimple on forehead 

Almost no congestion under skin 

2 tiny whiteheads on chin that I popped 


Week 12: (ending 25/8/18)

Almost no congestion under skin 

No active pimples so far 

Week 13: 

One breakout on chin 

week 18: 
no breakouts since week 13! 


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