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Progress from Start to Two Weeks

This picture is just to show my progress up to the end of week two. I'm now on Day 15. My skin is noticeably softer. Actually, I have to keep myself from touching it! I know it doesn't look smooth in these pictures... but in between the hyperpigmentation and active acne... there is some baby soft skin. It's unusual because my former texture was pretty rough! I have had some purging in these past two weeks... I'm hoping this is the dreaded "purge." Before seeing my derm, I had been about 2-weeks without massive active acne. Since starting therapy, I've had new break-outs each day. Today, Day 15, I haven't spotted a new pimple yet... just healing. Here's hoping it's almost over.

When do you purge? When did you stop? How severe was it?


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    Ziana, Solodyn, Aczone. (& OCPs)

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    Wow, same here. I would've thought that starting this would dry out my active acne and scars but to be honest it's just making me break out more. I keep having the urge to quit the regimen cus I keep breaking out but I'm trying not to. this is also my second week. & the acne forming on your chest is the exact same problem I'm having.

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    Wow, same here. I would've thought that starting this would dry out my active acne and scars but to be honest it's just making me break out more. I keep having the urge to quit the regimen cus I keep breaking out but I'm trying not to. this is also my second week. & the acne forming on your chest is the exact same problem I'm having.

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    Have far along are you? Don't quit! At two weeks, I'm finally starting to not break out. Most of the redness is just post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation... it's just healing. Most of it is actually from before I started the regimen... I had a HORRIBLE break-out that stopped a week or so before I went to the dermatologist. I'm just waiting on the redness to heal.

    The spots on my chest look like acne in the photos, but it's actually more like a rash. They're not cysts... a few pustules and redness that started as just a red blotch, and then the blotch turned into a bumpy rash. I have a good suspicion that it's from the Solodyn, but it's not terrible (looks worse in the pictures). If it gets worse, I'll probably change antibiotics. I've had a few break-outs on my chest before, but it's definitely not the same. It's healed up quite a bit with a steroid cream I had, so I think it's more of a dermatitis (acne wouldn't be so responsive). It's strange. I'll keep updating on it!

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