Wow! I don't really know where to start. I haven't been on this site for more than 3 years now. Just seeing my old pictures again brought back so much memories(good and bad). I never really knew how bad my skin got! I mean i knew it was bad but just looking back makes me realized how far I've come and I am very happy that i am done with that part of my life. I was so depressed and sad, I would not want to go through it again.
I logged in today and had lots of messages from people asking how I'm doing and if there is any progress on my Accutane journey. Well, I just want to say thank you, ALL of you, for caring and helping me get through one of the toughest times of my life. Also, to Dan, who started this site.
History/Update: Started taking Accutane back in Jan. '07, I actually started seeing improvements couple weeks in. I loved how my face wasn't oily, hair always felt like you just got done showering, and all the good stuff from taking tane. But, a month in to it, i went to the ER for having severe pains on my left thigh/knee area. The pain was excruciating! I am not sure if it was caused by the tane but the doctor told me to stop taking them. I was devastated, my last resort and my body rejected it. So, i went back to my Proactiv but this time I implemented the "Dan" regimen. I was gentle with my face with the cleanser and the toner, used the treatment(benzoyl peroxide) just like Dan, also used the refining mask 3x a week. It did take a long time but my skin cleared up! I'm left with some scars and i still have pimples here and there but nothing compare to my old pictures, i can live with it. I believe Accutane jump started my process then Dan's regimen with Proactiv just carried it on. Till this day i still use Proactiv
Here are some photos from about 3 or 4 months ago. I still have scars, even keloids on my jaw line from those really bad pits but you can't really see on the pics. Sorry, these are the closes ones i can find. I don't have a camera nor any current or real close up pictures. I really don't like taking pics, these were taken by my ex lady.