Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


Veteran Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About crm6360

  • Rank
    Junior Member
  1. I've still got the red marks, of course.... slowly fading in some cases.... I'm *hopefully* going to get this addressed to an extent with the diamondtome therapy sessions in a month or so.
  2. I'm still clear, although at some point when I was off the medication I developed a couple tiny non-inflammatory nodules in a couple spots: one below my right eye, and another spot to the right of my nose. I wouldn't characterize those as pimples... they are just tiny raised masses of tissue... the best way I can describe it. They don't seem like they are gonna go away anytime soon, but I can live with it. Just weird.. anyone else have this happen post-Accutane? The reason I went o
  3. What brands do u guys recommend? The regimen on this site points this out, but doesn't specifically state which brands. I am currently using a Gillete, Sensitive Skin shaving cream....
  4. My derm will have a 3-month follow-up to see how I'm doing off the medication. If everything is going ok, I will be allowed to begin a series of DiamondTome procedures. Go to: diamontome.com for more information. I've mentioned concern about only waiting 3 months, but they've said it's not an issue. Maybe this is because this procedure is not as rough on the skin? I dunno... but I'm going to bring this up again when I see him in September. Anyway, when u finished Accutane, did u chan
  5. My derm said to schedule an appt for DiamondTome (diamondtome.com) 3 months after finishing treatment. 6 months is the earliest that I've read.... so I'm gonna have to check up on this. I will be off Accutane June 24. On one hand I'll be glad to know that I finished the 5 month course, but I'll be a little on edge (especially 1 month from now) knowing that I'm no longer clinging to the branches in a raging river. I just don't want to have acne flare up again before having the DiamondTome
  6. It's supposedly a fairly new cutting edge microdermabrasive treatment.
  7. My dermatologist will be using this supposedly cutting-edge microdermabrasive device on me in early October (if my acne stays at bay). go to diamondtome.com for more information. Looks promising, especially for those with mild scarring like myself. Anyone already tried this?
  8. It's been a gradual thing... just been paying a lot more attention to it lately because of Accutane. Just started Rogaine tonight, too.
  9. I've been losing hair on the top of my head (the vertex)... I'd like to believe it's related to Accutane but I'm sure some of it is genetic. For those of u that have lost hair, is it confined to any one location on your head (as it is my case)?
  10. My derm and associated pamphlets suggest to stick with an electric razor. I'm still getting the occasional bump-like zits on the neck just below the jawline. Other than that, I've only had one level-2 pimple form on my forehead in the past month.... so I'm wondering if the shaving down there keeps irritating the skin. I wet the shaving area with warm water beforehand, and I try to shave lightly... frustrating, I tell ya.
  11. I had a second major breakout in week 8, though not nearly as severe as the first one. I'm now in week 12, and since week 11 it's been pretty good -- although the red marks require careful application of makeup to make my face look respectable when I leave the house.
  12. heh.... had the 3rd eyeball, too! I had it for over a month, probably 5-6 weeks... just in the past couple weeks has it SLOOOOWLY faded away.... still a tiny dot as a reminder. The first few months are rough... imagine you are Balboa at the end of the Rocky-Apollo Creed fight.
  13. I'm in week 11, and I think I may have turned the corner recently, as my "trouble spots" have not flared up since the last major breakout in week 8. I still have some decaying acne on my face in a couple spots, but overall I don't look too bad, provided I use makeup to minimize the appearance of redmarks. I have some slight scarring in a few spots, but I think some dermabrasion treatments down the road can smooth that out. The other change is that I'm now just washing my face once in the mo
  14. I know I should probably wait till ending treatment to give "final" opinions, but I question the belief that Accutane prevents scarring with cysts that form while on the medication. The skin takes longer to heal and yet, the scarring threat is supposed to be reduced? The skin takes a serious beating in the first couple months on Accutane..... maybe it's not scarring but it certainly isn't pretty.
  15. If accutane is out of your system after only 2 days, why do people continue to report improvement weeks or months after they finish the treatment?