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Acne; My Teenage Dilema

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Well I'm about half way through my second month, and I'm starting to see some positive results. My face has cleared up quite well lately, and although I still have a couple of spots, and i can still see a couple more spots coming up slowly i am still quite please with the results so far. My back hasn't changed a lot, but I do see a pretty decent decrease in those huge red painful ones I used to get not too long ago. Hopefully the progress continues. I have no new side effects or anything like that, although sometimes my shoulder hurts when I work out. Anyway thats my little log entry for a week or two, I hope everyone's courses are going smoothly.

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I'm so glad you're seeing improvement so soon! Only more to come :) My shoulder has been hurting when I work out too.. not so convenient. I was just looking at one of your other posts and I was just wondering if you're still planning on modeling after your course?

Best wishes

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HereComesTheSun: Thanks! Yeah thankfully it's going away a lot quicker now, I barely break out. I don't scar or anything which I'm really thankful for.

Oh and yeah I am planning on doing modeling. They basically said we need you to be 18+ and you'll need to fill out a bit more and probably cut my hair but I did that a few weeks ago :P. Apart from that I'm on my way in a year or two. Don't know if I'll be as big as my sister though, I used to look up at billboards in the middle of the city and see her modeling "burberry" and "prada" etc. Or on vogue covers in magazine shops. All for the fun I guess..and the money haha.

I hope everyone's going well with there Accutane, or whatever acne battling tactics you all have. I'll post some pictures in a couple of weeks when I've finished up my third month.

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goood luck! and i didn't see major improvement until month 6! i went on for an extra month so in total 7 months. and the strange part was...my skin improved the most when i went OFF accutane...ya it was weird... but i never cleared 100% which is okay with me. its an improvement! and i no longer get cysts. just hormonal acne, which is easier to control now.

But just be patient! i know u want it to clear up really fast, but acctuane likes to take its time.

and wow, australia. make sure u put on soooo much sunscreen!

and for lips, what worked the best for me was auqaphor.

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X3Kell3X,

Thanks a lot. Yeah I heard lots of people didn't see much improvement till afterward. It's different for everyone I guess. I hope my improvement continues. They don't sell that aquaphor stuff in Australia to the best of my knowledge :( I have had a good look around for it but no success. I just use....this...Blistex Complete Moisture or something. does the trick.

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Well I thought i would drop in for another post. I had a good look at my back today and there is seriously 10-20% active acne now, no cysts no nothing really.. but i've been left with scattered red marks. Is there anything you all would recommend for the red that have been left on my back? Face is doing fine, breakouts are becoming rare now. Again, I think I'm mostly left with the after marks. I have Bio-Oil and Aloe Vera Gel, will they help?

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Well I thought i would drop in for another post. I had a good look at my back today and there is seriously 10-20% active acne now, no cysts no nothing really.. but i've been left with scattered red marks. Is there anything you all would recommend for the red that have been left on my back? Face is doing fine, breakouts are becoming rare now. Again, I think I'm mostly left with the after marks. I have Bio-Oil and Aloe Vera Gel, will they help?

Great news on your progress.

Other members have had success with bio oil and aloe, you just gotta give it a shot yourself.

Im also trying to work out which topical to use for my red marks (maybe emu oil), although i'd hate to buy something only to find out it blocks my pores or something lame like that..

good luck

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I thought I might update now, since I'm 2 days away from completing 3 full months of Accutane and now about to progress onto my fourth.

Over the past two weeks I have seen some nice little improvements to my face, as I speak I have no pimples on my face, AT ALL. However, under the jaw I have these under the skin pimples that I am VERY accustomed to, and have been for years and they are very hard to get rid of. I expect them to go last of course. They are virtually invisible unless I stretch my neck, then you can see these little skin colored bumps.

My back is going great now, it feels REALLY smooth, and I have barely any actives. I do have red marks scattered everywhere however, and I hope they eventually will fade. I'm off to get my 4th month's prescription now, I will post pictures in a couple of hours.

PS no new side effects, just the dry skin and lips!

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Heres pictures after 3 full months completed on 40 mg a day.

I've seen a lot of improvement, so much that I just had a glance at the photos I posted one month ago and almost shat myself.

so here I am, starting month 4.

++++ BY THE WAY... I just woke up in these photos haha.

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I'm probably only half way, but I'm stoked already.

 

 

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Hey guys. I don't know how much I'll be posting for now, as yesterday my girlfriend of 14 months broke up with me and I have little motivation to do anything. The worst part was that she had the nerve to wish me happy 14 months before the day she did it. Anyways... I'm going to go take a nap. I hope everyones courses are going well. I'll feel better in a couple of weeks I know. It's just this initial heart break. Take care everyone.

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I am so sorry you had to go through that. I know exactly how you feel - trust me. My now ex-boyfriend of 2 years and I broke up in January and it was so crushing and heartbreaking. If you ever need anyone to talk to, I'm only a private message away. Please don't stop posting! :) This too shall pass.

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sorry to hear about your break up. it will take some time for the pain to go away.

on the bright side i see AMAZING results in your pictures- so be happy again : )

please post again soon!

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sorry to hear about your break up. it will take some time for the pain to go away.

on the bright side i see AMAZING results in your pictures- so be happy again : )

please post again soon!

OH WOW! Your skin looks a ton better, i know how you felt, i have the same jawline, weird under my jawline neck ones. I want them gone! I am currently increasing my fiber a lot, with Metamucil and carrot juice, and wow has it cleared me up a bit!

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:comfort: I believe everything happens for a reason.. You're meant to have something better.

Your skin looks amazing! Congrats and best wishes with the rest :)

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Thanks for the nice posts guys.

oh and a big thanks to crazy09, she really helped me out a alot... so give her a clap :clap:

My skin keeps getting better and better.. I never ever get white heads anymore.. ever. I still have a little bit of stuff under the jaw line, a few faint red marks around the mouth area from all this crap I had a month ago, and my red marks on my back ( which i want gone by summer but I don't know if they will).

No new side effects, just taking my life as it comes.

I really don't believe in basing my life on reasons, I hope that doesn't offend anyone. To me life is one big variable, the actions you make ultimately make up your future and what happens to it.. Nothing else matters but that. If i want something, I'm going to get it.. and there won't be no "reason" in my way, no matter how hard something may seem.

anyways, good luck everyone with their courses.

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Hey!

Your skin has improved a ton, mine's a lot worse than yours (I'm only on my 28th day) but I hope I can see such great results. In regards to your break up, I'm sorry :( I went through something similar. It takes time to adjust. Just think of it like moving. You've got to move one box at a time and eventually, you'll be all moved out and ready to go to the next adventure!

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Thinking of it like moving is interesting, never really thought of it like that. It sucks because I still just want her, instead of the next one. Anyways, to those who have seen my photo's; you should see similar results. For me the first 3 months were all of my acne coming up and out, but going into the 4th month accutane has killed it all off. Now only red marks remain. Back and face of course. What do you guys use for the red marks?

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Today was funny, this girl that has hated me for about two years (because I didn't want to date her and it evolved into her getting mad) was talking to my mate. I walked up and started talking to him only for her to say "nice lips idiot" (my lips of course being chapped). Me being me, i just simply said "nice face f*ckhead, 2 years later I know ya still want me cutie" and walked off. Like it or not, but she was a bitch :| and I don't like bitches :|

Anyway, skin is good.. I've now started to use extra virgin olive oil to clear up my red marks. I put it on at night, and for the day I have put about a spoon full of it into my tub of moisturizer and I shake it every time I go to use it, but at night I just dab a bit of pure extra virgin olive oil, it doesn't clog pores and is rich in Vit E and anti-oxidants, I would just do that in the day but as you guessed you look quite oily..

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Thought I might drop in for another post ;)

Well yesterday I got my bloodwork done yet again, I have got to the point where I really don't like blood tests now, as quick as they are it's just not pleasant at all haha.

My skin is, well pretty much perfect but I still have red marks and all that left over sha-bang. Hopefully they clear up before the end of the year, I have leavers in November!

Got no new side effects, which over the course I am very grateful for..

I go to see the derm on Tuesday for an update, and a new prescription. I guess now Accutane is just cementing in my acne's banishment for as long as possible, rather than clearing anything up.. which is a good thing :D

My life right now: 5am workout, school, basketball, facebook, sleep.

Weekends are the sh*t though haha.

Take care all.

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Well today I woke up with a decently sized whitehead on my neck. I know it's nothing compared to you all, but when you've got clear and your onto your 5 th month of this damn drug you really hope to have gotten rid of everything by now. Don't know how long I'll be on the drug now, originally I thought I'd be off after my 5th or so month. I just gotta keep poppin the pillss.

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