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  1. My doctor put me on birth control (ortho-tricyclen) after my first period in middle school. Fast forward - clear skin for almost my entire life until I turn 19 and decide I don't need to be on synthetic hormones. Three months later, cystic acne all over my cheeks, jawline, and neck. Sound familiar? Straight away I go to the derm. Get put back on ortho-tri. I stayed on the ortho tri only to experience mediocre results, then moved onto yaz for three months which caused a literal facial explosion
  2. I'm on my 12th day of accutane and I'm on 20mg twice a day (40mg) around 3 days ago I started with two cystic pimples on the right side of my chin, both have begun to go down but now there's about 13 total pimples in that one area of my face. Could this be the initial breakout? And is it normal to only have the initial breakout in one localized spot? Anyone with a similar experience please comment!
  3. Im on day 20. Last 7 days have been hell. My face started to break out more than ever before and it was so painful too. Two days ago my face looked kinda good and I hoped that the IB was over but today I woke up with alot of new acne on my face. When my face is supposed to get better this is so depressing... My dose is low 20mg a day and i asked my derm about the IB and she said i probably wont get one because of the dose but here i am almost crying..
  4. Jakesimon1234

    Week 6.1

    This week was better actually, by no means clear but better. And as I said in my last post it seems to be almost gone and then another breakout. It seems endless. I just washed my face and it always looks worse after I shower or wash it. So I'm down about that. It normally looks less irritated in the morning. Still continuing the process there are a lot of ups and downs to this product but whatever
  5. Jakesimon1234

    Week 2.8

    I've been using Bianca for 2.8 weeks. I should have started this blog earlier but better late than never. So starting from the beginning I used the regimen it worked for a few months and then my acne returned. So I panicked and went to my derm. She prescribed me Biacna gel topical treatment ( 1.2 % clindamycin phosphate and 0.025% tretinoin ) I have not yet experienced and bad side effects like irritation and slight dryness in the first week or so of use. At around 1 week and a few days or so
  6. My doctor put me on birth control (ortho-tricyclen) after my first period in middle school. Fast forward - clear skin for almost my entire life until I turn 19 and decide I don't need to be on synthetic hormones. Three months later, cystic acne all over my cheeks, jawline, and neck. Sound familiar? Straight away I go to the derm. Get put back on ortho-tri. I stayed on the ortho tri only to experience mediocre results, then moved onto yaz for three months which caused a literal facial explosion
  7. Lizj2011

    HOLY PIZZA FACE!

    From the album: Acccutane(Absorica) Month 2

    I can't even BELIEVE I am posting this, wow. Ok don't mind the swollen, absolutely 0 make-up, just woke up, pissed off face. But I have NEVER seen my face like this. I know, I know- I've seen worse on here.. But this is COMPLETELY discouraging you guys.. I just thought I had my IB last month, ohhh no, That was just a tease, y'all. Can this nightmare be over with? Side Effects- No new side effects. Still just slight dry lips, nose. GOOD side effects is my skin and hair do not get oily anymore
  8. Jakesimon1234

    Week 4.4

    My skin is worse... The breakout seems to clear almost and then a new wave of breakouts come. It is frustrating and I don't wanna leave my house. But I'm going to stick with it I guess it hasn't been a full four weeks yet so maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I just don't want this initial breakout to last much longer.
  9. Hi... I started using the gel Epiduo on September 10. It got rid if all the little zits I had on my chin and left cheek very quickly. I continued to use Epiduo once a day at night, using a small pea sized amount to the areas of my face. My face was very clear with only a little zit here and there for a month.. so I continued the epiduo treatment. Then 3 days ago, I suddenly break out with underground acne which turns into cystic acne the next day. They have spread all over my cheeks and my chin
  10. I started using a exfoliating salicylic and glycolic face mask/scrub/cleanser about a week to almost 10 days ago.. and I love how its making the areas of my face that don't have a lot of clogged pores... but the areas that do are breaking out a lot.. I mean common sense tells me that I need to give this product ATLEAST a month before if I can tell that its working or not, and breaking out in only areas that normally would have blackheads/whiteheads seems to be a pretty good sign... What do you g
  11. tane007

    Day 19.

    DAY 19. Hey guys, whats up! So i'm currently on day 19 of roaccutane on 20mg a day. I'll just get straight into it. Side effects: Dry lips Dry skin Breakouts That's it! My face doesn't look too much better, my cysts have decreased in size and most are almost gone, and i have probably 4 active whiteheads at the moment, some on my jaw and the others on my chin and around my lips, with a few about to come to surface. I have blistex for my lips but it seems to sting more than it helps
  12. It has been more than 2 weeks of my accutane course, and somehow my left side of the face breakout tremendously. my skin is very dry which is normal, and the initial breakout made me uncomfortable going out, but right now it's the peak of my first semester in college sooooooooo....yeaahh. can't run away from classes and other stuff. All i wanted to ask is how long does the initial breakout last? the pimples are all sensitive and i think it's a cystic acne (huge bums with no head) Help!
  13. channelfloral

    Huge Accutane Breakout

    Oh my oh my. My skin is so bad right now, the sides of my cheeks are just awful. It's not just normal spots either, it's huge massive painful swollen ones. All in a cluster of about four next to each other.. per cheek. I got them about two weeks ago and they just won't budge. I don't want to be too graphic, but it I 'empty' them.. they 'refill' over night and are just as bad the next day. This happens every time they are 'emptied' and even when I leave them alone, they just sit there. They
  14. Hey, I'm 8 weeks and 2 days on Differin, and I've just been wondering a few things. First of all, I read the 'info about retinoids and initial breakouts' board, and from what I understand, the IBs are occurring because the retinoids help 'purge' impurities from your skin? If that is the case, then why isn't my entire face breaking out? I mean, not that I want that, this IB period (at least, I hope it's still IB period) is hell, but I am only breaking out in my cheeks (the reason why I am on D
  15. Hi so i started epiduo but I'm from Canada so its called Tactupump and i have slme general questions and open to any advice to anyone who used it. 1. How long did it take you to notice it was working? 2. How long did it take to reach the point of clear skin? 3. Did you experience an initial breakout? If so how many weeks in? 4. What kind of skin would you say this product is made for?
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