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Accutane - Worked Wonders for Me! - Omaha, NE

I struggled with severe acne for about 3 years....

I struggled with severe acne for about 3 years. Itried everything under the sun, until I finally gave in and started the Accutane treatment. My ONLY regret is not starting this treatment sooner!

I was treated for roughly 5-6 months. I did not see results right away, infact, my skin got slightly worse for a very short period of time and than significantly improved about 3-4 in. I was completely clear by the 5th month, and still am almost 2 years later. I do get a little pimple or two during the week of my period, but other than that, it's been almost 2 years and I still have clear skin! :)

I experienced a few obnoxious *temporary* side effects along the way; (NOTE: These all went away shortly after treatment.)

-Very dry/chapped lips, that would crack and bleed *ONLY IF* neglected. (Keep something on them at ALL times, and you will be fine! Keep them coated! Vaseline helped tremendously, they sell it in a lip tube/balm at any Walgreens.)

-Dry, flakey facial skin that would peel *IF* neglected. (MOISTURIZE! Use a good oil free facial lotion with SPF daily, as often as needed! Don't use a harsh facial cleanser either, I used Dove Sensitive Skin (bar soap) for face and body, it removes make up too! And stay out of the sun!)

-Dry, red, flakey, itchy patches on hands, legs, and arms. (I got a prescription cream from my derm that took care of it right away.)

-Very dry and itchy inside nose/mild light ocasional nose bleeds do to this. (I used Vaseline on a q-tip and lightly coated my nostrils to ease this.)

-Dry eyes, ocasional (Visine or Clear Eyes takes care of this.)

-Ocasional mild head aches (Not sure if this was from work or the Accutane.)

-Mild blurred night vision (This was never a problem, but I did notice ocasionally.)

These side effects are more of an annoyance than anything. It's well worth putting up with temporarily than dealing with acne for how ever long. Good luck!

Dr Ferguson

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