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Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Almost three weeks ago I created my first post in a series of weekly blogs regarding my new acne treatment; Claravis. I learned quickly that I’d be making some pretty big changes to my daily skin regiment to adjust to the side effects of Claravis. 1,060 more words


Episode I - The Phantom Menace

I have to apologize, because this rather long post (and the rest that will follow in this series named after Star Wars) has absolutely nothing to do with the Disney owned franchise. 1,006 more words


Isotretinoin battle

I was on Claravis (Isotretinoin) for the 5 month treatment that my dermatologist prescribed to me. After about my second month, my skin improved drastically. Other than extreme dryness and sun sensitivity, my face was the clearest it had ever been during my treatment since before I developed an acne issue. 275 more words


The Journey of a Thousand Miles...

…begins with one step. Or, in this case, one pill. No, I’m not in The Matrix. But I did finally get my hands on my Accutane prescription! 347 more words


Long story...

I’ve never really had that big of a problem with acne, but about 2 years ago I was stuck in a rut. I had been using a benzoyl peroxide cream along with a tretinoin cream on a daily basis and was experiencing pretty gnarly redness and stubborn spots. 363 more words

So what am I going to address?

For the most part I’m going to talk about my experience on and off Claravis. For all of you out there who don’t know what Claravis is, it’s an oral isotretinoin medication used to clear up acne. 43 more words

Accutane Survival Blog Mission Statement

The choice to take accutane (isotretinoin, Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem, et cetera) is personal and one you should make with your doctor. There are a lot of reasons NOT to take accutane, and they should all be considered before taking the plunge. 135 more words