Month 1: (February)
DRYNESS. REDNESS. BAD ACNE FLAIR UP. (I suggest LOTS OF MOISTURIZING!!!) My dryness came as a shock to me because I had always had wet oily gross skin my whole life, but you can expect to have bone dry skin within the first 1-2 weeks.
~~a lot of improvement...my nose (that was once covered in solid blackheads, was now almost black head free!
Month 2: (March)
REDNESS. DRYNESS. BAD ACNE FLAIR UP (especially around cheek area)
Dry skin, NO BLACKHEADS!! You are now starting to see a noticeable improvement.
~IMPORTANT!!! I had been popping zits all my life. As a person who is now off Accutane with skin that I am now happy with, DONT SQUEEZE UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!! My doctor would get onto me about it, but lets be real...every single time I got a white head, I popped it. IT LEAVES BAD SCARRING. Which I'm still dealing with now. HOWEVER, if your life me and u must squeeze, ONLY DO IT IF YOU HAVE A WHITE HEAD AND YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN GET ALL OF IT OUT!!!
Month 3: (April)
Not as much dryness or redness. BIG improvement. Should be happy with the results you are seeing. A lot less whiteheads and black heads. Hang in there!
Month 4: (May)
Good skin!(: People will start noticing and complementing your skin. A little redness. Not as much dryness. Around this month I was only having to wash my face around once a month. I just mainly used moisturizer AND LOTS OF IT!!(:
Last Dosage of Month 4: June 25, 2013.
I had completed 4 months of Accutane and I was now well within my target goal range of mg's. I was going to go another month, but prices got too high so I just stopped.
Overall review: 5 STARS++++
SO HAPPY WITH MY SKIN
LOVE MY LIFE
NO MORE DEPRESSING MORNINGS OR OVERNIGHT CLAY MASKS!
HAVENT GOT A SINGLE PIMPLE IN WEEKS!!
~ CHAPSTICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have it on you at ALL TIMES!!!
~MOISTURIZER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have it with u at all times (even at school!) You should expect to have dry flaky skin for at least your first 2-3 months (but believe me its SO worth it!) Good brands: CETAPHIL MOSTURIZER (in purple container) this stuff in THA BOMB!!! And Proactive's Green Tea Moisturizer is okay if you don't want to carry around a big bottle of Cetaphil.
My only regret:
NOT DOING IT SOONER!!!!
I was concerned that Accutane would not work for me...but I can pretty much guarantee you that you will be VERY happy with your results!!