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Everything posted by IsaacAlencar

  1. To be quite honest, I think "Oh, I hope you're not as mentally damaged as I am because of acne" or "I know how you feel". Also, this is the first time I post here in a loooong time, so hello everyone.
  2. You don't have to stop eating. I have tried that (and I've always been really thin). However, eating healthier food does help. Say goodbye to chocolate, pizza, sugar, etc. And hello to LOTS of water and mostly vegan food. xo
  3. The "Before" pictures are from that horrible time when my skin got really bad, like 1 year ago. The "After" ones are how I look now; after my second round with Accutane and my first time with laser (also Intense Pulsated Light and a peeling). I'm pretty sure that after I get the laser treatment again, I'll look like I used to. For now, I'm very happy with the results. I don't have acne anymore (just a little zit... guess I shouldn't drink coffee again), and my scars are less noticeable (:
  4. After 5 days (counting today) of being red, dry, etc... today, most of my skin peeled off, and I still look a little bit red, but... my heart started to beat really fast and I almost started to cry, my skin looks so much better, not porcelain-skin, but it looks amazing and I can't believe that after 5-6 years of suffering, lack of self-esteem and confidence, people looking at me, and many other things, I finally start to look like I used to, after 5-6 years! I'm not very religious, but I thanke
  5. Your skin looks amazing, dude *-* Congrats
  6. So today I FINALLY went through that laser treatment. My skin is so red and it feels hot/cold I don't know how to describe it; for a moment it feels really hot, and then it feels so cold, it's so weird. It kinda hurts. I'm not supposed to wash my face, shower or anything at all until tomorrow. The weird thing about this is that the laser got me 2 little zits out; my skin was clean since some weeks ago. I'm so excited, because this should help to make my scars (and the redness) less visible
  7. Awh... I totally understand you. Also, when I was taking Accutane for the 1st time, my uncle died (R.I.P.) and I had a, you know, "bad relationship", my family was also having money issues, etc. But I think that talking about all the things that are bothering you helps a lot. Also, like I said, focusing on the good stuff helps you. I also love these boards... I don't usually talk about this with anyone. I have a friend and I tell her EVERYTHING... but she lives in a different country now. We b
  8. Thank you guys I'm doing better now. I took my last pill 6 days ago, and I'm fine I've been eating healthier stuff and less crap hahah. I still have the scars, but they are a little bit less visible. I'm just worried about one thing now: my neck is red, dry and it itches SO DAMN MUCH. It could be some kind of allergic reaction to... I don't know. But I don't think it was caused by the pills. Anyways, I just got something for that and, at least, it is not that red anymore (and I'm no longer
  9. Thanks for answering It has been months now... I'm doing so much better. I just tried to focus in the "good" things. Yes, I complain a lot, I am irritating person sometimes, but I am doing better. I'm not sad/stressed anymore and I think that's what counts. Best of luck to you too
  10. MONTH 4, DAY 1 I haven't been on this site so much (since my last post here). Well, I can say I'm looking a lot better. I just have the scars now and my skin is dry as f__k, but that's okay (: I've been eating normally again and I even ate a lot of crap some days ago, but I just got a little zit in my chest haha. I drink LOTS of water everyday (2 lts.) and I can't wait to see mt derm again, this time to get the laser treatment for the scars. I want to share some pictures of the after and the b
  11. MONTH 3, DAY 3/10 I've been using sunblock, and my skin looks (and feels) so much better now. I'm clean but the scars are still there... oh, but they don't look as bad as they used to; I look very normal now, and something really strange for me is that I always used to look around and feel bad because everyone else seemed to have a perfect skin, but now, I look at some guys and I think "THANK YOU GOD, I don't look like that anymore" but I don't feel like I'm a better person than them or anyth
  12. Same thing here. But I'm pretty sure it's not because of Accutane; "it" used to be normal some weeks ago, and I've been on Accutane since 2 months ago.
  13. MONTH 2, DAY #10 So, today I finished my 10 pills for this month and also got my IPL treatment -I had no time before-. My skin looks horrible! No acne -except for this little zit on my cheek-, but a lot of redness! The pulsated light hurts .___. it wasn't a comfortable experience at all. Anyways, my derm said that I'll be back to normal in 3 days. I won't use BP or anything for 3 days, and I won't need more IPL; I need pixel laser or something like that, but that'll be in December, when I'm
  14. Hello! I'm starting to take 10 mg per day, for 10 days of each month, after taking that dose for a month (every day). Is it the same as if I took 1mg per day, or low doses?
  15. DAY #30 I finished my 1st month. Yesterday, I got 3 zits, but they are not so big, and they are not as big and horrible as the ones I used to have. Starting tomorrow I'll start taking a lower dose per month; 10 mg a day, the first 10 days of each month. And this Friday (hopefully) I'll get IPL. I'd like to share some pictures soon, but I'm shy haha.
  16. Proclaim Professional Care It costs around $4.00 and it's amazing. It's natural beewax (they only add artificial color to it and fragrance). It works great for me
  17. DAY #27 I'm almost clean! I just have this little zit on my cheek. My skin stills feel uncomfortable, but it's okay. My lips are still dry also. The blackheads on my nose are gone And my skin is still peeling. Next Friday, I'll get my IPL for the scars. I'm really excited. I think this is going to be my last goodbye to acne
  18. My dermatologist told me to I'm gonna tell her about this, even though I feel it is helping. DAY #22 I'm so uncomfortable with my skin; I can't laugh properly (which is so annoying for me); it feels like plastic, but I'm almost clear.
  19. DAY #21 My lips are more dry than ever I'm starting to peel again (mostly in the mornings) and I'm getting some zits, but they go away in 1-2 days; except for the ones in my forehead; and it was clean when I started .__. I'm trying my best to avoid stress and depression (nobody replied to my post about accutane and depression, so I had to figure out by myself that I just need to relax, laugh and I won't need pills for that). After this month, I'll get IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for the sca
  20. When I was 13-14 years old, I used to take Accutane. I fell into a deep depression; I was a kid, but I even thought about suicide (I tried 2 times, but then stopped). Now, at 17, I'm taking this medication again. I'm starting to feel the depression come; I cry sometimes, I worry a lot about things, I feel really bad and like my life is worthless... But even though I know it's -in some way- because of the pills, back then, when I had depression the first time, there were also things going on in
  21. Thank you for the recommendations. I will look that up And thanks for the info also. I was freaking out because my derm doesn't answer phone calls haha. Yes, the spots heal faster, but I thought I was getting too many... Anyways, Spiritted Away rocks. Loved it since I was a little kid haha.
  22. DAY #12 Nothing new about my face... maybe that I see some little improvement. BUT I really wanted to write this down; it made my day (and it's not that I'm happy, but I feel kinda relieved). I mentioned that someone I love is going to visit me in November. Anyways, we've never met face to face before (just seen pictures) and today, he randomly said to me "I'm sick of acne on my face" "My face is red" and all I could feel was... happiness. Because now I know he understands what I'm going throug
  23. DAY #11 My acne is like it was before. I was clean from day 6 to day 9. Now, I'm just like I was before I started taking the pills. PLEASE, anyone tell me if this is normal! Also, my skin isn't as dry as it was before. I'm using moisturizer... could that be the problem? Should I just let my face dry?
  24. Thanks (: DAY #6 My lips are dry, but my face is -generally- better. Tazarotene doesn't really makes me feel anything, but the BP makes my skin itch. All the monster zits from day 2 are mostly gone, and I think it's because of the pills. I'm not getting side effects (except for the dry lips). The first time I was on Accutane, my hair started to grow thiner, I got depressed, I was easily bothered by light, etc. I hope that doesn't happen this time
  25. I think I've had acne since I was 13-14 years old. I'm 17 now. I've had acne for (around) 5 years. The worst fucking 5 years of my life so far. I was clear when I was 15. And around 4 months when I was 16, but I still have the scars and redness; my skin is way too sensitive. Now, I'm on Accutane (again) and I'm breaking out so badly, but it's part of the process, I guess. Good luck to everyone.