Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Starting Accutane

On Monday of this week I finally had enough with the cyst acne that I am getting along my chin and still super oily skin (even though I am well past teen years) and agreed to my doctor's suggestion that maybe it was time to try Accuntane.  Vic had been on it several years ago with good success.  It really did wipe out his acne cysts.  My skin was pretty good for most of my thirties with the exception of the odd pimple/cyst. But when I went off birth control pills after having my tubes tied, my skin went crazy and has been that way for about 3 years.  It wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't also getting scaring. 

Anyways, after getting the required blood work, I was cleared to start.  I am on day 3 and so far I have had some face dryness and a bit of dryness on my chest.  I have had 2 pimples form, which is normal as the Accutane brings things to the surface.

This creme has been really good to keep my dry skin hydrated.

1 comment:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

It's really not noticeable in your photos. I would never have known you struggle with it.

I will say that I can't believe how many pimples I still get though! It drives me crazy that I am 42 and still getting pimples!