Roaccutane 30mg/for 6 months (PICTURES INCLUDED)

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Hello ☺️ I started roaccutane on Sep 26th. This is my second month. The first and the middle of second month is filled with breakouts! I mean, BREAKOUTS! I feel like my face is worst than it has been, but I won't give up. I picked maybe one pimple, I'm trying really hard not to touch them. I even have stick notes all over my room to remind me to keep my hands away. My lips are dry, but its ok. I have already used two eucerine chapsticks. I use body lotion almost every night and I wouldn't say my skin is dry. For my face, I often use A-derma or panthenol creme. The mistake I have made is going outside without protection creme, so my face gets red during the day. Will change that!

Currently day 48. Tomorrow marks my seventh week of roaccutane. And still no results that could impress me. Keeping you updated. 

And yes, my diagnosis is acne vulgaris.

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Week 7th, day 49. I have 3 active pimples, and last night, I had like 6. They dried out overnight, awesome. Also, i see some blackheads coming out ☺️ I have red marks and the texture of my skin has mainly changed on my forehead. I love my forehead now ☺️

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Day 52

So... I have a new friend on my forehead, which sucks because my forehead was clear for days... The right side of my cheek has been clear for two days, i believe. All my whiteheads there has dried out and I feel like the texture of my cheek is FINALLY changing. I don't feel any bumps. But there are marks.
Then we have the left cheek... -_- There's this red spot around my mole... Oh boy! I had a whitehead and it dried out overnight, then I have a BUMP that I dont know if its drying or nah. I will get whiteheads in that area these days and trust me, I cannot. I feel like its better to have whiteheads than those annoying bumps. Here are todays pictures... 

P.s. It's definitely time to moisturize my face ☺️
P.p.s. Is it possible to change the name of topic? 
 

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Day 53

I had to post again. Woke up with such an awful face. Little friend on my forehead went really yellow this morning and while i was washing my face it popped or i dont know how to express ;D Left cheek is a disaster as well. I only have hope in the right one, but anyways face is in such a bad condition today. Maybe its because of the pms or because i was really pissed yesterday and i still am, or its simply roaccutane bringing everything to the surface (its probably that) Luckily its weekend and i have to study all day all night, so I dont care :smileys_n_people_16: 

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Day 54 - a complete disaster

Well it's definitely my fault. I was so stressed out last night and I had a mirror by myself, so what did I do? Watch my face non stop. In what moment whitehead on my forehead started "leaking" (i mean that's probably because i was just touching my face) and it went away but my smart head saw more white so I squeezed her. OMG the mess i have made with my forehead. THE MESS. And forehead was absolutely amazing, but no, i had to ruin it. The right cheek ahhh its not great anymore, i got a pimple and the left is gross too. Everything sucks with my face right now! 

I hid my mirror and I will put on some moisturize so i dont touch my face, that's a great tip i've found online. Keeping you updated. Hope this mess will pass. Scar on my forehead for sure won't. 
 
Check those pics. Have you dealt with something like that? Did it cause you a big scar? Please tell me your experience.

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Day 56-8th week

Hello! This is my 8th week and I'm not really happy about what's going on with my cheeks. I think I have cysts (and I've never had them!) on my left cheek and last night they turned like blue, black. Do you see it? I think that's probably because they are full of blood. I'm not touching them anyways. 

As you can clearly see, I still have breakouts and I'm nearly at the end of month 2. Hope month 3 brings me clearer face! :)

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3 hours ago, eternalrocket said:

Stick to it, some people see results very late, btw you have really nice skin.


Well thank you, that means a lot in these hard moments :smileys_n_people_24: but literally i don't even wanna go out, only if I have to. Sucks.

Anyway, after these pics I put some pantenol creme and I applied it gently and after 30 minutes that cyst (or I dont know what it is) started bleeding but nothing serious, I haven't even noticed. So I was right, there are full of blood. I washed my face and now its like this. I won't put any hydrating creme right now, only before I go to sleep. Here's a pic, but it's a different lighting, so.. yeah. Fotor_151119188853697.jpg

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I would suggest not to use anything extra while on Accutane, the medicine already makes your skin very very sensitive, so applying anything else might do more harm than good, what I have found useful is calamine lotion, it really helps to calm down the inflammation of cysts very quickly, and its mild enough so you can use that if you want.

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23 minutes ago, eternalrocket said:

I would suggest not to use anything extra while on Accutane, the medicine already makes your skin very very sensitive, so applying anything else might do more harm than good, what I have found useful is calamine lotion, it really helps to calm down the inflammation of cysts very quickly, and its mild enough so you can use that if you want.


Uhh, I don't think we have that in Serbia tho ☺️ but maybe the best thing would be not to put anything on my face for a week and just go with the flow and hope for the best ;D

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6 minutes ago, sanjam95 said:

Uhh, I don't think we have that in Serbia tho ☺️ but maybe the best thing would be not to put anything on my face for a week and just go with the flow and hope for the best ;D
it should be available in any general store or just any pharmacy.
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I think it's looking improved in last photos. Drying up. You will probably get breakouts still of course because that seems to be how the medication works. Hang in there though. It will get better. You need to be patient and avoid picking.

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11 hours ago, Juwalker said:

I think it's looking improved in last photos. Drying up. You will probably get breakouts still of course because that seems to be how the medication works. Hang in there though. It will get better. You need to be patient and avoid picking.


Thank you :) I'm trying my best to be patient and avoid picking.

Day 57- I think its getting better. Those bumps are now filled with whiteheads and they are slowly drying up. Will post pics in few days. 
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The beginning of month 3

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So this is how my face looks on the first day of month 3. I'm excited for this month. I had my derm appointment and I will have some facial with clindamycin four times in two weeks and I'll have facial for blackheads (which I really need!). She said that this will help me with inflamed acne or something like that :) I trust her. I have already done a facial like a year ago and I know what should I expect, only I don't know if its gonna be extreme like back then, since now I'm on accutane. I think I'll do it on Friday, I'll let you know.

 

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Had my first electrophoresis today with clindamycin. These pics were taken with flash. Forgot to take them today on a daylight. On Friday I'm going for some facial. Next week will be crazy with my face since I'm going on a facial and will continue electrophoresis', but looking forward to clear skin. P.S. I'm so happy that cyst went away. :)

Here's a pic from yesterday:

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And then this is from today, after electrophoresis. The blood thing, let's say it's normal, it will heal :-D but it's at least smooth. 
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I agree with the other post. Even with some acne you still have nice skin! Jealous!

I also think your acne/skin looks like it's starting to dry out, which is a good sign. I think you'll improve a lot in the next month or so. Don't give up!

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18 hours ago, dw75 said:

I agree with the other post. Even with some acne you still have nice skin! Jealous!

I also think your acne/skin looks like it's starting to dry out, which is a good sign. I think you'll improve a lot in the next month or so. Don't give up!

Thank you so much |:::wub:|::blush:

So I had my facial yesterday and it hurt so bad! Especially my chin. My derm extracted all those whiteheads and blackheads and I am so red now. She said that it's the best if I don't put any cremes and to leave the skin heal all by itself (i mean, and roaccutane). I'm having my electrophoresis on Tuesday. I already see that is drying up. 

I will post pics in few days, probably at the end of the next week, but I will post pics from facial as well. Keeping you updated! Good luck to me, i will definitely need it :) 
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You have beautiful eyes and are very pretty too. Hold onto that!!!! Your skin will get better. All the best. 

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1 hour ago, Juwalker said:

You have beautiful eyes and are very pretty too. Hold onto that!!!! Your skin will get better. All the best. 

Thank youuu:smileys_n_people_21:

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Its time for the update!! :)

Tomorrow is my 11th week on roaccutane. As I previously told you, I went on a medical facial. The pics I posted are between 9 days, 01.12-10.12. Tell me your thoughts. I feel like its getting a lot better, but I feel I have two new pimples coming out. I'm going to derm on Tuesday to do my last electrophoresis and she told me she will pop some of my pimples if needed, I'll probably ask her for those that will come out. Anyways, take a look at pics. 

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Skin is looking good!  Great pictures.  Thanks for keeping up with your log.  

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It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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