torr103 said: Hi! I start my fifth month of accutane today and I feel like my face is worse then when I started. No improvement yet. Do you think it will clear up eventually? :( I have two more months to go.
This medication works in strange ways. Some people start clearing up around the 3rd month, while others don’t clear up until their last month. A LOT can happen in two months. Be patient. You will see changes :)
1:39 pm • 10 October 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: Wish you had before and after chemical peel pics!
I know! :\ I will definitely try to remember to take picks before and after my next tca peel :)
1:37 pm • 10 October 2014
I decided to show my face since it’s been a reaaalllly long time. This is my morning face, sans makeup and still as pale as ever. My skin really has changed a lot post-Accutane. It’s been about a year and a half since ending treatment, and although I still have a long way to go in terms of my scarring and hyperpigmentation (which isn’t very obvious In this picture), I’m beginning to arrive at a place where I am so much happier and confident. Not a day goes by when I don’t pass a mirror and think how awful my indented scaring is or how flushed I am, scars and all. But what keeps me happy and strong is knowing where started and knowing where I am now. It’s a HUGE improvement and I’m so grateful to for it.
I’m continuing to use MUAC’s at-home chemical peels every week or so. I plan on doing the 15% tca next month. I’m also still using argan oil as a night time moisturizer which I feel has REALLY helped keep my small, yet persistent, breakouts at bay.
So for those of you who are undergoing the accutane process or who are post-treatment and still not very happy with your results… HANG IN THERE. You will see changes, just don’t expect to see them when you’re examining every pore on your face in the mirror every day. Be patient and treat your body with respect.
12:49 pm • 9 October 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: I am on my final month, with 10 days to go but my skin still isn't clear, in fact my left cheek has gotten worse! I don't know if this normal, its getting me down:( x
How is your skin looking now? My skin was by no means perfect by the end of my treatment. I had an incredible amount of redness and scarring and still got a few small spots here and tree after treatment. I think the real joy sets in once the medication starts leaving your system and your body goes back to its natural skin. But don’t fret about imperfections. My skin was really bad to begin with, so I do not expect it to be near-perfect any time soon, but accutane changed my life and I am so much happier and confident today. Just hang in there and you will be just fine :)
5:11 pm • 29 September 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: Hi I'm about to start accutane 20mg/day. I don't have severe acne at all, mostly spots around my jawline, but I want to get rid of them. I'm nervous the initial breakout everyone talks about will worsen the situation, especially since I'm going to a party on saturday night. Should I wait and start the tablets after the party? Thanks!
Hi love. Don’t be nervous. Just make sure you’re doing his for the right reasons. It is a serious drug and quite an experience. The initial breakout doesn’t usually set in until about the 4th week or so. So don’t worry about starting before he party, but I would advise you to be smart and not consume any alcohol.
5:08 pm • 29 September 2014 • 1 note
accugirl said: Hey! I'm just starting accutane and I'm new to the whole tumblr thing as well. Do you think you could share my blog with your followers so i can discuss this experience with people in the same stage as i am?? That would mean a lot! Great progress by the way!
GO FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THIS LOVELY GIRL THROUGH HER JOURNEY ON ACCUTANE :)
12:21 pm • 21 August 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: You're my inspiration! :) I'm currently battling with severe acne issues and I'm starting my accutane in 9 days time! I'm really afraid of the initial breakouts and may I know how did you deal with it emotionally?
Aww thank you so much :) Honestly, my best advice is to take it day by day. It’s tough, but you just have to keep in in mind how beautiful your skin will be. It will all be worth it. Do something that makes you feel good every day and try to avoid staring at yourself for hours in the mirror! :)
12:18 am • 20 August 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: I have been on accutane for about 5 months now and I am just finishing up my last month. I am happy so far with the outcome as I do not have any active pimples. Although i have really really really bad red marks and scarring so it looks as though i have horrible skin when it is smooth but just all red marks. Your skin looks amazing and your red marks have faded sooo much. What tricks do you have in regards to that? do they eventually fade after treatment? thank you!!! xo
Hi there! if you look down at my last few comments you will see what I’ve been trying on my scars :) But yes, they will also fade a bit in time!
Good luck :)
1:18 pm • 14 August 2014 • 1 note
jshenanigans said: Hey there! I'm on my very last month of Accutane and have been on 60 mg for 7 months. I haven't had a breakout in two months, and was wondering if you've gotten any spots since you've ended treatment? I wouldn't mind getting one or two pimples that disappear quickly but my biggest fear is for my acne to come back full force or even worse than it was before it started!
Hey there! Congrats on your last month; that is so exciting! In all honesty, I’ve dealt with many pimples since ending treatment. But let me be clear: my ACNE did NOT come back. What I did experience was getting little pimples here and there constantly. It was manageable, but very frustrating since I assumed accutane would have prevented that a little more. So I dealt with that for maybe around 6+ months. However, I have allergies/sensitivities to egg, wheat/gluten, and dairy. I was not eliminating these foods from my diet, so I started thinking that my constant appearance of tiny pimples was a result of me consuming foods that I am allergic to. My body was reacting to me ‘poisoning’ myself by getting rid of it through my skin, aka pimples. So, I can say that after I became more strict with my diet, I stopped getting as many pimples. ALSO, my skin REALLY started to behave once I incorporated MUAC’s Lactic and Glycolic acid peels and since doing my first TCA peel 2 weeks ago. But what I think also made huge improvements in my skin was introducing Argan oil. I’ve heard great things about this oil for acne, so once I started using It nightly as a moisturizer, I seriously stopped getting any pimples. With the exception of my hyperpigmentation and indented scarring, my skin is the best it’s been since ending treatment about a year ago (in terms of breakouts).
That pretty much sums it up :). I’m continuing the 60%/65% lactic and glycolic peels and plan to do my second TCA peel (12.5%) soon with 2 layers before moving up to TCA 15%.
11:46 pm • 29 July 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: Hey, how did the TCA peel work out? See any improvement in your indented scars? Thanks!
Hi! It will be two weeks on Monday since my first peel. I do think it helped to even out my skin tone overall. There is a slight decrease in my red marks, but I think in order for the peel to have an effect on my indented scars, I will need to do another one with two layers. I didn’t quite peel, mainly just flaked. But overall I’m happy with e results of my first peel!
4:22 pm • 24 July 2014