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  1. Well folks after going weeks without any pimple i got one two days ago, it was a painful little whitehead, i popped and it went away in a day. Not bad considering it's been weeks since i got any blemish. My current regimen is the same as described in the last post. Also, it's cool that i went the entire Summer with clear skin! Also now that fall is here ive noticed my skin isn't as oily as it was during the summer, which was definitely way less than pre-accutane. nothing else, everything i
  2. I currently have no acne on my face. It's smooth and clear. Last week i had a little lump on my cheek but it went away in two days. Perhaps it's all better because of my new regimen: clean and clear BP 10% during the morning, regular Clean and Clear facewash at night followed by Rentin A. It dries my skin after each wash but then oil returns but i have to say, my face isn't as oily as before the 2nd course of accutane AND DEFINITELY not as oily as before as the first time i used accutane.
  3. It’s been a month since I took my last accutane pill. I was on 20,40,55,55,55,55. I just wanted to share my experience with the drug as, for me, it didn’t impact my life at all. I would point out that I do think my spots will come back. I’ve had a few that have crept up already BUT my skin is looking beautiful most of the time. I’m currently using differin gel at night too. I go out without makeup, my friends have said it looks incredible and with makeup it looks insane! I’m so so happy I
  4. 1st month 60mg/day 2nd month 80mg/day So i was doing my 2nd course of accutane and only did 40 days of it for various reasons. In the past 28 days i only got a little dot on my cheek, and i stopped accutane 16 days ago and my face is still scaly and ashy, my lips are still a bit swollen and i have this dry skin itch below my lower lips that won't go away, i have to slather that small part like crazy during night and when i wake up it's dry. I haven't seen my dermatologist in over a mont
  5. Hey guys, So I finished a 6 month course of Oratane/Accutane in November last year & now on my 5th month post course I have started getting pimples again. Needless to say, I am SO. GUTTED!!!! I started a new job this week & what is most probably due to the stress of the change I have broken out crazy I have gone from having almost perfect skin since I finished the oratane to having like 15 pimples on my face in the space of the week. Does anyone else have any experienc
  6. From the album: 30 mg Accutane experience

    2 months since my last pill. No sign of new acne at all!! I couldn't me more pleased. I'm feeling myself again, so thankful.
  7. From the album: My Acne

    I believe the regular use of SPF and BHA helped tremendously in terms of my PIH and redness. It did even help slow the breakouts but, they did still persist. At this point I switched to good old Cetephil that was so much better for my skin.
  8. Hey, just trying to seek some advice. I had two rounds of accutane, finishing my last one 6 years ago. In that time I've had near perfect skin with just the odd normal spot. However the last few weeks, especially this week I've noticed I've broke out a lot. Got really paranoid it's all coming back. I have been super stressed lately with uni and family issues, but there has also been stressful times in this 6 years as well. Really anxious about it all. Just wondering if anyone el
  9. Hi. I'm due to start my dose of Accutane in 2 weeks. My dose is 20mg due to my weight of 46kg and my height of 5'4. So my biggest concern is does accutane affect the reproductive system? Currently my periods are SO REGULAR. SCARILY REGULAR. Thankfully. They come on the 21st of each month. I'm scared that accutane will disrupt my cycle. Could someone please confirm if my worries are legitimate? And if the cycle messes up during accutane... will the menstrual cycle return to normal after the cours
  10. Hi everyone, I'm about a month and a half past my accutane treatment and I've suddenly experienced oily skin and hair. I've always been extremely oily pre-accutane, and while I was on accutane my skin was soft, normal, and not oily at all (I never had to blot! compared to blotting excessively prior to accutane). I love the results that I had during accutane since I did not experience many of the side affects at all. But now that I am done with it I noticed that lately my skins been feeling heav
  11. I am a month and a half post accutane, i started surfing now in the summer and i am looking for a good face sunscreen that is water resistant. Does anyone have any advice's for a good sunscreen that doesn't clog pores and wont do any harm to the face? Thank you very much:)
  12. I'm male and 17 years old. I've been on 40 mg a day for the past 6 months and finish the course next week. Will my skin continue to get better, or is this the best it can be? When my other friends finished their course they had completely clear skin, but I still have lots of red marks (almost looks like spots under skin) although my face is completely smooth. (See photo) If my skin won't improve further naturally, is there anything I can do to improve it?
  13. Hey everyone!! It's been a whole three years since I've been on accutane and I just wanted to put up a positive post on here rather than one of those scary "post accutane" scare posts. They've even got me doubting my health so I'm just not going to dive further into that hole. I had extremely severe acne all over my face, absolutely covered! I don't have any photos. Can't remember my old user name either....Anyway, I took accutane from October 2011 (I think?) to May 2012 I was in highschool
  14. Okay so i just got off of accutane about a month ago and i'm still clear. So i'm thankful for that, but i'm still very bothered with some of accutane's lingering side effects. The worst for me is the flushing and redness. Anytime i get a little bit embarrassed, nervous, or even talk to someone i usually don't my face starts to flush and i start sweating all over my body, within a couple of minutes i'm red as can be and in extreme discomfort as my whole body begins to be inflicted by pain becaus
  15. Hi Just wondering what your skin was like after accutane? Did it go back to being dry or oily, or did it become normal? Thanks
  16. Hey everyone! I am 18 years old, female, and was on Roaccutane a month ago for a period of 3 months and 8 days. Moreover, the dosage I was prescribed was 20mg a day. I abruptly ended my Roaccutane process a month ago due to dizziness and an uncomfortable sense of being detached from my body. Basically, I felt like my brain was foggy. During my Roaccutane process, I experienced other side effects such as: Dry lips, hair, face, body Rectal bleeding Dizziness, sense of detachment So far,
  17. Hi there, I'm new to this forum so apologies if this has been asked many times before. I've just finished a 9 month course of isotetranoin and the dermatologist said I should avoid oil free cosmetics FOREVER!! Can anyone recommend any oil-free moisturizers? The ingredients on the back of all creams are very confusing, even if they don't say oil specifically, there's a lot of chemical names on there. I live in the UK. Thank you!
  18. Hi guys... I feel a little bit stupid honestly for making my 1 month update sound so great. I truly felt like It looked alot better. I went to my parents house 2 days later after making this post and I ended up crying a ton to my mom about how much worse I felt like it looked. The lighting at my parents house is much brighter & every acne mark and pimple stuck out so much and was so red. Before I started Spiro I went there with no makeup & it looked better than now. It looks worse than t
  19. Same regimen. Morning 10% Clean and Clear Benzoyl peroxide. At night regular Clean and Clear face wash followed by Retin A. Results so far? My skin had been clear until this weekend when i got this cyst-like bump on my right cheek but it ended up turning into a small white head. It's going away but leaving a dark spot. That's it. I am grateful for how it is now but i'd rather not have any kind of blemish on my skin. The oil on my face is mild perhaps due to the warm weather and humidity but i
  20. Does anyone have experience with the birth control implant, and whether it causes acne flares? I have had acne since puberty. Tried the usual treatments of tetracyclines, benzol peroxide, bcp, as well as any fancy treatment system I could get my hands on. Eventually went on Accutane, which was a godsend. My skin has aged a lot since accutance, and I now have big pores and some scars. But it was worth it: the accutane brought my acne down 95% and was definitely worth it. Since then, I have
  21. Hello all, I recently finished my 8 month course of accutane 5 days ago where I reached 240 mg/kg cumulative dose. Skin is looking pretty good, no active pimples (some really really small red bumps on eye line and around chin/mouth). Anyways, I have two questions: 1. When do you think I could start using this peel from jack black? Link is here: http://www.getjackblack.com/Products/DIY-Power-Peel-Multi-Acid-Resurfacing-Pads-with-UGL-Complex-and-Niacinamide__2017O.aspx I want to use it to hel
  22. So to sum it up.. I'm a month off a 8-9 months Accutane prescription.. I started at 20 and ended at 70. I'm an 18 year old 69-70kg and 6,2" male (for reference) and now for some reason I'm getting little red bumps/pimples on my face.. I wouldn't call it a breakout but they're definitely there! I can't go back to having acne..it ruined my teen years and confidence.. My skin had been clear since march 2015 due to Accutane and since I've regained my confidence and actually want to go out and bee
  23. Hello I really nead some moral support! So, i am a 15 year old girl. I have acne from when i was maby like 11 but it go worse and worse so more or less a year ago my parents took be t the dermatologist. I was really hoping he would start me off with accutane from the beggining cause i was nearly sure it was going to be the only thing that would work, in the last few years i had tried several creams&co and nothing had ANY effect on my spots. But like you all know a derm cant give you
  24. my was left with extreme darkening of skin(facial) from use of accutane.primarily because i was too dry and skin almost cracked. but eventhough i have improved and the skin over all had got better but some areas of my face which were more darkened/reddened is still left with reddish or blackish tinge after 6-7 mnths. now,i hope that they too will go away. but i am skeptical. does anyone have any idea whether or not it will go away? or will the tinge(slight may be) remain forever?? al
  25. From the album: My Acne

    This is my skin almost two months after accutane. I still have quite a bit of pigmentation, but it is slowly healing. I don't wear any kind of coverup most days, and I feel confident going out of the house. I love my skin now and I'm excited to spend my first summer in almost 9 years not feeling so trapped and embarrassed by my skin.