I went off Accutane on August 21, and since then, I've had a return of pimples on my face [my back is doing dandy, thank you very much
], though not that many, and they were mostly small ones, too. Now, the pimples are cropping up much faster than before. A few months ago, it would only be 1 - 3 that would form and eventually dry up. Now, it seems I'm possibly forming up to 10 at a time. Fortunately, most of the pimples still remain small, but regardless, something is not right for the rate to be exploding as it is. Also, I am getting scalp acne again, which is what I had before taking Accutane.
As I said in another post, I don't see how Accutane can actually be a cure because it doesn't really fix the overproduction in oil - all it does is just dries skin for as long as you take it, but it doesn't fix whatever it is that provides the skin with so much excess oil.
Anyway, I am worried. I don't know what to do. I wash my face and all that, but it does no good. I've also been on an anti-dairy diet, but that hasn't helped any. I don't know what else I can do. There are still a few things I haven't tried, but regardless, I don't know if I'll have the time to do them, because I've got a dermatologist appointment in 3 days, and I am afraid my derm will put me right back on that Accutane crap, which I know well won't fix my problem. It seems that it's certainly improved it, but it sure hasn't fixed the problem because pimples are coming back (on my face and scalp) at a fast rate compared to directly when I got off the stuff. I don't want to be back on Accutane because it is annoying to take all those doses, not to mention the crusty lips.
I think I can handle the problem in the short term. What I want to know is how I can deal with this long term without getting on Accutane.