My Face is a Comedonal Planet

😀 Hi Everybody!

I’m turning 40 soon, so I might be one of your oldest readers. This is such a wonderful and supportive website. I’ve been dealing with a real tough case of severe comedonal acne for over ten years. After trying every treatment available, my dermatologist and I decided I should take Accutane. I’ve been on 40 mg daily for 3 weeks.

I want you all to know…Those nasty blackheads and clogged pores started on my chin and they SPREAD over time. Now I have THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of comedones and enlarged pores all over my face. I’m very self conscious, although my friends say they are not noticable with make-up. I wish I had tried the accutane years ago.

Any advice is appreciated.

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5 thoughts on “My Face is a Comedonal Planet

  1. if you are getting comedones you may need to high up the dosage to 60mg then drop down. How much do you weight?

  2. Hi Mari.,

    Sorry if I wasn’t clear. I started the accutane because of severe comedones. They have multiplied over the years and they are ruining my face. I’ve been on accutane for 3 weeks. I weigh 105 lb. I’ll let you know what the derm. says at my next visit.

  3. oh okay yeah 30-40mg is enough accutane for your body weight. I weight 138 so 60 mg for a short while was okay. I always tried to lower the dosage. I did 60mg first month, then dropped down to 40, then dropped down to 20 in the last 4 month. At your age I strongly suggest you to not be on that drug for more than 3 months. But if your bones are strong enough (no osteopenia whatsoever) then you could go a little longer, but not 6 months of it like most doctors recomend. I don’t think anyone should be on that drug for more than 4-5 months.

    I tell you this as I did accutane at 29 years old. My lumbar spine is reading -2.1 osteopenia and I wonder if i ever did damage to my bones with the accutane i took. I am 33 years old now.

  4. I’ll definitely keep this in mind. Thanks so much. By the way, the comedones on my chin are starting to come out. The skin there is smooth… I can’t believe it.

  5. I just went for my 1 month check. I cant believe how my pores are clearing out. I never imagined this possible. I’m no longer wiping the oil off my face during the day and going home at lunch to wash my hair.

    My dermatologist wants me to try taking two 40 mg tablets mon, wed, fri
    and one 40 mg tablet tues, thurs, sat, sun so my skin will go ahead and clear up. If i feel like I can’t handle the 3 extra tabs a week, then she says I can stick to 40 mg daily.

    I have a question about lips. Mine are dry as expected, and I keep them moisturized 24 hrs a day with no sun exposure. Now they are slightly painful with burning sensation. Anyone had this experience? Does it come and go or might they burn all the time?

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