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  1. I had my 2-month appointment with my dermatologist today. I've been clearing up a lot lately with only 3-4 spots on my face at the moment. Since one of my main concerns is my hyper pigmentation, I made sure to talk to him about that. He told me that once I'm off of Accutane, a lot of it will fade, but he did give me a prescription for Aczone to use in addition to Accutane in the mean time. He said it shouldn't dry out my skin and that it should get rid of some of the pink spots that are left ove
  2. DAY 59 I had my 2-month appointment with my dermatologist today. I've been clearing up a lot lately with only 3-4 spots on my face at the moment. Since one of my main concerns is my hyper pigmentation, I made sure to talk to him about that. He told me that once I'm off of Accutane, a lot of it will fade, but he did give me a prescription for Aczone to use in addition to Accutane in the mean time. He said it shouldn't dry out my skin and that it should get rid of some of the pink spots that are
  3. Hi Piano36 Really sounds like your body is handling Accutane well, even at such a relatively high dose! In regards to treating hyper pigmentation I think it is generally recommended to wait with that until after finishing the Accutane, since the products that can improve the discoloration of the skin are often a bit harsh and make the skin even more light sensitive and would therefore probably cause more hyper pigmentation if used while on Accutane. Hope this makes sense? In my own case, I
  4. I've been breaking out a bit lately. All of the blackheads on my nose are completely gone which is absolutely amazing, but I'm still getting new spots. I never really felt that bad/insecure about my acne to a huge extent, but it's been getting me down more lately. I guess its just because I'm just waiting for things to happen so its on my mind more than usual. Oh well. I just keep in mind that even though Accutane is currently making me breakout, the only thing I can do is stick with it because
  5. DAY 44 I've been breaking out a bit lately. All of the blackheads on my nose are completely gone which is absolutely amazing, but I'm still getting new spots. I never really felt that bad/insecure about my acne to a huge extent, but it's been getting me down more lately. I guess its just because I'm just waiting for things to happen so its on my mind more than usual. Oh well. I just keep in mind that even though Accutane is currently making me breakout, the only thing I can do is stick with it
  6. I'm done with my first month! I had my dermatologist appointment today and have been cleared to continue treatment. My doctor said that I should start to see some serious results within the next few weeks, so I'll let you know. My dryness has been very manageable lately and I think I finally have a solid skincare routine down. So many of my blackheads around my nose and on my chin are gone now its amazing. My breakouts have also decreased significantly, but I do still have a few spots here a
  7. DAY 31 I'm done with my first month! I had my dermatologist appointment today and have been cleared to continue treatment. My doctor said that I should start to see some serious results within the next few weeks, so I'll let you know. My dryness has been very manageable lately and I think I finally have a solid skincare routine down. So many of my blackheads around my nose and on my chin are gone now its amazing. My breakouts have also decreased significantly, but I do still have a few spot
  8. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll definitely check it out! Last night I decided to take out the old extractor and got some of the blackheads out, gently of course. The difference being that this time around, I don't see new ones in their place by the next day. Hopefully it'll stay that way haha
  9. DAY 23 Dealing with Accutane induced dandruff: About a couple weeks into starting accutane, I began to notice that my scalp was more dry and flaky, just as everything is with this medicine. I went to the local drugstore to pick up a bottle of Head and Shoulders and it really wasn't working for me. I took to google to look for other shampoo recommendations and I started to do some research about how those shampoos typically work. I found that my flakiness was just caused from a dry scalp and
  10. Dealing with Accutane induced dandruff: About a couple weeks into starting accutane, I began to notice that my scalp was more dry and flaky, just as everything is with this medicine. I went to the local drugstore to pick up a bottle of Head and Shoulders and it really wasn't working for me. I took to google to look for other shampoo recommendations and I started to do some research about how those shampoos typically work. I found that my flakiness was just caused from a dry scalp and that this
  11. piano36

    Accutane Day 17

    Well that will be fun lol
  12. Hey Emily James, Good luck with Accutane! I've started within the last few weeks as well and have definitely felt the same way in the past. On a side note- I started with the Cetaphil moisturizing cream in the tub, too and found that it was not enough for me (oh the struggles of dryness), so maybe I'll try Skindrink (Lush rarely disappoints) . Keep updating us on how you're doing!
  13. This month has been going by so slowly. While none of my side effects have been too bad, I am just so eager to start seeing results. I've been seeing a lot more blackheads lately, so I'm hoping that means they're being pushed up and out. I can't remember the last time I've seen my nose and chin free of those little black dots. I am still breaking out as I did before accutane, but I think the whole "cycle" is speeding up now, with more rapid healing. The dryness is kinda annoying me with the
  14. DAY 17 This month has been going by so slowly. While none of my side effects have been too bad, I am just so eager to start seeing results. I've been seeing a lot more blackheads lately, so I'm hoping that means they're being pushed up and out. I can't remember the last time I've seen my nose and chin free of those little black dots. I am still breaking out as I did before accutane, but I think the whole "cycle" is speeding up now, with more rapid healing. The dryness is kinda annoying me w
  15. It is still considered abstinence even if you have had sex before. As long as you are completely sure that you can make the commitment to not have any sex until a month after you finish accutane, then it should be fine. If at any time your situation changes, you need to talk to your dermatologist to change your forms of birth control before having sex (as one has to be something like the pill or an IUD, not just a condom).
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