Just finished another breakout, bt my heavy scruff (haven't shaved in 2 1/2 days) hides most of it. After a shave tonight it'll probably look pretty nasty, as most of it is in the shaving area. This always prevents a clean shave, making the problem areas look really bad.
One thing to note: The breakout was less intense and quicker than prior ones.
It sucks beacuse the breakouts are a suprise now. I'll wake up with a hard spot on my face, by 10A it will be red (if it already wasn't in the morning) and by mid afternoon it's fully a whitehead that grows until I can tend to it in the evening. Some of these go away first time I tend to them, and about half the time it takes 2-3 days of pussy whitehead before they are completely dislodged.
Instead of big cysts I am getting small whiteheads that don't really push out any gunk with presssure. After a warm compress and some more pressure hard plugs will become ejected (followed by some blood). I can handle these a lot easier than cysts.
I've noticed the last cyst big cyst I had with the dose increase is still red and the area loks indented. If that is to be the size of the final scar, that sucks. I'm optimistic and patient, so I'll see how it plays out.
All I know is that I'm getting closer and closer to being done and that the acne will soon be a past memory.
I've got a wedding that I'm standing up in (best man, in fact) in two weeks. I hope either the red marks fade and the active acne ceases...or that my friend's fiance allows me to sport some scruff. I guess I do have time to grow a beard...we'll see.
Ah, one other thing. I have a derma appointment tomorrow. I hope there is a dosage increase as I'd rather deal with dryness now rather than in January when it'll be horrible dry.
Total accutane ingested: 2430 mg
Percent treatment done: 23.1% (after tonight's dose)