So your skins been fine while doing the laser? My derm told me she wouldn't let me do a thing to my skin for 6 months :( she even told me to use SPF 45 daily and only use the cetaphil for the next 6 months..
I mean, your derm probably is making what she thinks is the best call based on your skin type and scarring severity/laser type. Hang in there!
I was scrolling through your blog and I saw someone suggested you wash your face and cut back on exfoliating.. I laughed really hard. Like you were already like 5 months into accutane plus I'm sure you had tried washing your face before?!? Like the thought was nice but people with clear skin are ignorant to think that what they use will clear up everyone else's acne. Like If I had a dollar for every time a stranger suggested proactive I'd be rich.
SAME. I’m sure the asker was just trying to be helpful but agreed.
You seriously have one of the prettiest faces I've ever seen! Like your profile and structure, your lips and nose and everything are just perfectly shaped. I'm sorry if that's odd haha. And of course your skin is beautiful too :)
Im sorry inhave a list of questions.. When did you start accutane and how long we're you on it? When did your skin start to clear up? Did you have any acne on your back? Do you have much scarring or hyper pigmentation now or did it get better from the accutane? And did you have makeup on in your after pics? I'll be starting in a few weeks and my skin looks exactly like your before pics but with more scarring
I started accutane november of 2011 and I was on it for 7 months.
My skin started to clear up around months 5,6,7, and even more after I stopped.
I only had a few back pimples
Accutane left more hyper pigmentation and scarring than I had before due to the initial break out. I’m in the process of laser surgeries in order to fade them though and they’re going great. I didn’t have any scarring really though.. just hyper pigmentation.
I had no make up on in my after pictures, or any of the pictures I posted throughout my treatment
I'd like to say that you've come very far with your blog. But really, you shouldn't be taking this you beautiful, beautiful girl! Honestly, all you need is some nice face wash and a daily routine. Pointer, if you exfoliate your skin everyday, you're going to break out more. I highly recommend doing it every other day, followed by a face wash. I use Aveeno Clear Complexion foaming cleanser everyday, twice. I think you should try it out. It works really well. You're STUNNING. Don't forget that!
So I'm about to be prescribed accutane, and I'm going through all the hoops with the iPledge and the blood samples and stuff, AND OH MY GOD I AM SO SCARED OF EVERYTHING. I don't want to tell you any horror stories because you're taking it now, but I know that you deal with depression and anxiety, and so do I, and I was wondering how/if accutane has made it worse? I'm so scared to start on it, I don't want a bunch of side effects later in life to harm me
It really has worsened it, but i have coping skills set in place to deal with these problems. I’ve upped my dosage of depression/anxiety medication, and I’m powering through. If you really want it, you’ll be able to fight through. If you don’t, you won’t be able to. I’m so sorry for my late reply. I wish you the best of luck :)
Hi Jena, just wanted to drop in and say that you're beautiful and I love your blog! I took Accutane about 4~5 years ago, so I know what you're going through! You seem to be doing great on it, my skin actually cleared up the most the month after I stopped taking it! (my acne is back though, ugh. :( hopefully seeing a dermatologist again soon). Good luck sweetie, excited to see your progress! :D And ps, your new puppy is absolutely precious!
Hey love! I just started Accutane yesterday and am super nervous about the journey. My doctor prescribed me 40mg and i'm worried it's too little of a dose. I'm about 5'3 and 108lbs... haha I think I might be over thinking this though. What dose are you on love ? :)
I started off at 20mg, and we’re about the same size, so you’re perfectly fine :)
You really give me hope that someday I might go on accutane & clear up! :) Do you know if you could go on accutane for really bad back acne?
Aw I’m so happy that I can give you hope n_n! To answer your question; i don’t see why not! That’s the point of ‘tane, to help people with bad acne, no matter where it is. But ultimatel, it is up to your derm of course ^•^
Have a great day
What month are you on now? What dosage? I was also wondering what dosage you were started out on. I was on 20, but I have a dr apt this week and am thinking I will be moved up to 40.
I’m in the process of completing my fourth month. I take two pills every other day and one the in between day. I’m not sure what the mg is. I started out on 20 for the 1st two months and once the initial flare up was cleared I was upped.
15 times per video you say "so like.. yeah" and it's really annoying.
i say that kind of stuff when i’m uncomfortable/nervous and i always am when i do videos because i don’t like talking about myself. so you can just stop watching my videos if it really annoys you that badly ok?
Hi :) I've been taking accutane for almost a month now, and I'm getting a kind of red rash on my arms, and I'm not sure if it's just because my skin is getting so dry or if it's something else to do with the accutane? Have you experienced anything like this?
yeah! its most likely dryness. ask your derm about it too :)
Hey! I saw your blog when I searched the "accutane" tag, and I saw it again just now when you liked one of my posts (the one about 5 more days until I start Accutane lol). Anyway, I just wanted to say that your blog has been really helpful in getting me mentally prepared to start my treatment. It looks like your acne has gotten SO MUCH better, and I'm really happy for you! :) Again, thanks for posting everything that you do!!
You’re very welcome :) Good luck, I’ll be sure to check up on your progress. Just keep your hopes up and you’ll be okay!
But.. REALLY? My acne has gotten a lot better?! OMG!!!!!!11!!
hey :) i asked my dermatologist about working out before i started my treatment, he said it should be no problem and i should try, and as soon as i experience any muscle/joint pain i should just stop. So yeah i'm doing sports while on accutane and i haven't noticed any difference :)