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Starting Accutane 18/m

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Just starting accutane(roche) 30 mg a day for the first month.

2 10mg tablets with my first meal, and 1 10mg tablet with dinner.

Background info:

I'm 18 year old asian male, I had moderate acne since I was 13 used various prescribed creams, such as clindoxyl, and stievamycyin.

They worked to an extent but stopped working. I recently took doxycyline 100mg a day for 3 months which cleared my acne

during June 2011. Fast forward to October 2011. I suffered minor breakouts but nothing too intense and decided to go get

a facial extraction done which fkd up my skin. I will try to update daily and add pictures weekly with my progress.

Current acne:

Mostly on my left cheek some on right due to a bad facial extraction experience sad.png

Some on forehead, and nose

post-112162-0-95428100-1323673850_thumb. Left Cheek

post-112162-0-91666600-1323673870.png Right Cheek

post-112162-0-91846800-1323673885_thumb. Face shot.

June 2011 post-112162-0-25138100-1323673906_thumb.

1.5 months after facial extraction still breaking out Nov 28

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Current regimen:

Morning & Night: Wash with shiseido men cleansing foam

Apply on witch hazel toner with aloe vera.

Apply on shiseido moisturizing emulsion.

First day:

Took my first 2 pills, skin seemed fine. Took my next pill and washed face skin seems sort of tight, and feels like a pimple is going to erupt under my chin. sad.png

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second day:

took 2 pills with lunch and now two small red bumps appeared above my lip

which are very painful and 2 pimples came to a head on my left cheek

a pimple appeared on my chin like i predicted

still have to take one more pill with dinner

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Hey, I'm turned 19 a month go and I'm Asian male too! You'll get better man, give it a month or 2 and you'll see some crazy results. Good luck!

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good luck with your course love x

thanks! good luck on your course as well =)

hope your skin gets better quick!

Hey, I'm turned 19 a month go and I'm Asian male too! You'll get better man, give it a month or 2 and you'll see some crazy results. Good luck!

thanks for the comforting words hahaa

looks like you had good results while on accutane =P

hope i clear up soon too!

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day 3:

whitehead appeared inbetween my eyebrows

and the 2 bumps above my lip turned into whiteheads

and i got another whitehead that developped above my lip

no dry skin so far, and i've been using burts bee chapstick on my lips

so i haven't felt any dry lips

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day 4

active spots seem to be diminishing and getting smaller

face gets itchy at times, and skin is getting flaky and dry

but im surprised that my active spots are healing so quick

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Hey, good luck with your course smile.png

thank you :) you too! hope we all clear up

fifth day:

noticied a whitehead on my forehead

but thats about it the other whiteheads that initially appeared

seem to be healing quite fast and im experiencing no other side effects

other than the dry skin

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Your skin right now looks quite red, so try to be gentle as possible. As you know asian skin is quite delicate and really prone to hyperpigmentation.

After finishing Accutane you probably won't need facial extraction treatments, ever. Even blackheads will fall out of the pores.

Thank you for sharing your experience with Accutane with us, appreciate it, will follow it. Good luck block, stay strong. :)

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Your skin right now looks quite red, so try to be gentle as possible. As you know asian skin is quite delicate and really prone to hyperpigmentation.

After finishing Accutane you probably won't need facial extraction treatments, ever. Even blackheads will fall out of the pores.

Thank you for sharing your experience with Accutane with us, appreciate it, will follow it. Good luck block, stay strong. smile.png

Yep, I agree with this. I'm half Asian, and my skin is definitely prone to hyper pigmentation. So just be careful with yours block! :)

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Your skin right now looks quite red, so try to be gentle as possible. As you know asian skin is quite delicate and really prone to hyperpigmentation.

After finishing Accutane you probably won't need facial extraction treatments, ever. Even blackheads will fall out of the pores.

Thank you for sharing your experience with Accutane with us, appreciate it, will follow it. Good luck block, stay strong. smile.png

yeap i suffer from hyperpigmentation with my previous creams/gels they take so long to heal

thank you i'll stay strong smile.png

Your skin right now looks quite red, so try to be gentle as possible. As you know asian skin is quite delicate and really prone to hyperpigmentation.

After finishing Accutane you probably won't need facial extraction treatments, ever. Even blackheads will fall out of the pores.

Thank you for sharing your experience with Accutane with us, appreciate it, will follow it. Good luck block, stay strong. smile.png

Yep, I agree with this. I'm half Asian, and my skin is definitely prone to hyper pigmentation. So just be careful with yours block! smile.png

thank you and good luck on your accutane experience.

6th - 8th day

nothing new, some small bumps appeared

but nothing too big to worry about

previous actives seem to be healing up quickly

and my lips are starting to get really dry but nothing a little burts bee doesn't fix.

here are some updated pictures:

closeup of my left cheek

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the red dots/marks are from the previous facial extraction

they weren't as visible in the pictures posted up there

right cheek:

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btw sorry for the bad picture quality its from my webcamwhistling.gif

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day 16

lots of blazing and drinking this past week

munching out on lots of junk food

think my initial breakout is coming

lots of whiteheads popping up at places

and blackheads are squeezing through shifty.gif

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yeap i moisturize every morning and night when i wash my face and keep my chapstick on me everywhere i go smile.png

thanks hopefully i'll be clear like you!

day 17

i think my initial breakout is here i have about 6 actives

3 cysts on my left cheek 1 beside my nose

1 on my forehead and 1 beside my eyebrow

and numerous small whiteheads sad.png

and i have this one nasty cyst on my nose that keeps bleeding -.-

side effects: dry skin, dry lips, nosebleeds

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Side effects are good to have imo. Those are indications that the effects of the medicine are starting to kick in.

When's the next derm appointment? Mine is 10th of January.

Very good update btw. Jia you!

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happy new years everyone

my gp prescribed me my accutane i haven't seen a dermatologist before

i need to book an appointment to see her and

just have to go get my blood drawn

day 22

a few more pimples popped up over the past few days

and my red marks seem less visible

usual side effects but the soles of my feet are getting dryer and elbows as well

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day 25

had my bloodwork done a couple days ago

seeing my gp on the 6th to get my next months supply

pimples come and go on my face

nothing too severe hopefully i get bumped up to 40mg or so.

goodluck im asian too 17 and on 10mg,,im on my day 80 i think still breaking out currently having 3 cyst

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day 27

saw my gp got upped to 40mg

20mg in morning 20mg at night

starting when i finish my prescription

currently have 5 actives on my face

coming to a whtie head quickly and then flattening

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one month mark!!

nothing really new just the old actives are healing up

and going to be starting 20mg in morning and 20mg at night tomorrow

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day 37

face has been starting to be really dry with the increased 10mg dosage

and nails are really brittle

nail got caught when i was pushing the pill out

and it started bleeding and been hurting since

few new actives

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