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jamesda

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  1. Quick history: I had moderate acne from age 16-23, then suddenly, severe acne (several cysts) at 24 I went on Accutane at that time (1.5 years ago) for 5 months: 80mg/month-80-100-120-130 About 95% of the acne stopped after I finished the course and now a year after being off, I have moderate acne again, but almost no cysts. I hate being on antibiotics and all the topical crap, so I decided to go for it all and do a 2nd course of Accutane 2 Questions: The plan is to be on it for 5-6 mont
  2. From the album: Acne of course - Accutane

    (its pretty long) First off, I apologize that I stopped putting pictures up after week 16. I had a problem with my camera and by the time I got a new one, I was finishing the course. Anyways, here are some current pictures (off accutane for about 4 months). A lot of my early pictures were taken without a flash, so my skin may not look as bad as it was. This entry may be kind of long as I am going to try to tell you as much about my experience as I can. Well, at least as much as I think
  3. This is probably more a question for the guys... 1) I am just about finished with accutane, and while the cysts have mostly stopped, I do still get a good number of whiteheads... I have all these places on my face where I used to have the cysts, and are now just large areas of dead, white skin (i guess they are scars?) The worst part is that the hair doesn't grow through them so I end up with all these ingrown hairs which eventually lead to whiteheads!! Does anyone else have this problem or k
  4. Laser hair removal... for your entire face?? How much does that cost?
  5. This is probably more a question for the guys... 1) I am just about finished with accutane, and while the cysts have mostly stopped, I do still get a good number of whiteheads... I have all these places on my face where I used to have the cysts, and are now just large areas of dead, white skin (i guess they are scars?) The worst part is that the hair doesn't grow through them so I end up with all these ingrown hairs which eventually lead to whiteheads!! Does anyone else have this problem o
  6. I am in month 5 of accutane and finally my breakouts have slowed down.. probably about 95%. However, my skin is soooo weak, and I feel like it takes literally 5 times as long for anything to heal than it did before I was on this stuff. Has anyone who has finished a course noticed that thier marks began to heal back at thier "quick" speed when they get off accutane. At this rate, I feel like they won't heal for years. Thanks!
  7. I am pretty tall which weighs me in at about 175lbs. I started at 80mg, then increased to 100mg, 120mg, and then 130mg. I now have one month left... and the cysts have finally pretty much stopped. However, my skin is so weak that the slightest mark lasts forever...
  8. I am in Month 5 of Accutane seeing definate improvement (although I did get a cyst recently). Anyways, I am on a very high does... 130mg/day b/c my derm keeps increasing it until it "is completely shut off" However, my face is SOOOO incredibly dry at this point. Does anyone have any advice on a good "method" for moisturizing? If I use a heavy moisturizer at night, then I have to use soap in the shower the next morning to wash it off, which I think just makes my skin even drier. Like probabl
  9. From the album: Acne of course - Accutane

    Alright Week 16, Well after some rough weeks in the past, I’m getting close to calling this stuff a miracle drug! No cysts this week, and VERY few whiteheads. I think the problem in the early weeks of accutane is that even though you may be getting fewer breakouts, your skin is very sensitive and they take forever to heal, so in any given week you see breakouts from the past 10 weeks, instead of the past 2 or 3 when your skin is not on the drug and healing quicker. Anyways, I think
  10. From the album: Acne of course - Accutane

    Alright, Week 15. Haven’t had any cysts this week, so that makes me pretty happy. That part on my right neck which broke out into about 20 small whiteheads a week ago went away after about 5 days… but just when it was about clear, it came back about a day ago! I know some people have said its razor burn, but when I look closely, it looks like typical whiteheads. I don’t know. It seems very strange to me that I keep getting so many just in that one place.. nothing on t
  11. I am about 4 1/2 months in and after a rough breakout at the end of 3 months, this last week has been the best since I started. Check on sunday for pictures.
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