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Day 77 -- cystic acne gone but many small pimples?? Please help me!!

Hi, I am taking an ultra low dose of accutane, 10mg a day..

I am on day 77 (2 months and around 17 days), and thank God, all my cystic acne is gone. I had an initial breakout of cysts 2 weeks into accutane.

Now, the problem is the emergence of many small pimples on my face. By "small" i mean around the sizes ranging from the size of this fullstop (.) to 5-6 times the size of this fullstop. They have white pus in them too.

is this normal?

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My guess is that you are seeing the deep comedones surfacing .... I would expect significant improvement in the next few weeks.

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Im 90 days into accutane on 80mg, and still experience exactly what you described, sometimes they develop into big cysts, sometimes they don't. It's very frusterating, I hope LionQueen is right.

I believe it is normal, maybe you should up the dose a bit. How much do you weigh/whats your age?

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thanks for the reply and encouragement!

i also hope lion queen is right!

i weigh 75 kg, and am 21 yr old male.

and btw i miscalculated, it is my 47th day, not the 77th :S

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