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My journey to clear skin with Oratane Hot

August 30, 2013  
 
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My journey to clear skin with Oratane

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A tablet taken daily to combat serious acne problems
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Oratane! Your skins bestfriend.

After what I’d call the most Disastrous phase of my skins journey, My dermatologist introduced me to Oratanes. I highly doubted these at first but to my surprise they worked magically.
My skin has been looking flawless and I cannot remember the last time I had a breakout.
I’m beyond Impressed, In actual fact I’m totally obsessed with Oratanes.
So go get them at your nearest pharmacy
You will not be disappointed.

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5.0

Oratane! Your skins bestfriend.

After what I’d call the most Disastrous phase of my skins journey, My dermatologist introduced me to Oratanes. I highly doubted these at first but to my surprise they worked magically.
My skin has been looking flawless and I cannot remember the last time I had a breakout.
I’m beyond Impressed, In actual fact I’m totally obsessed with Oratanes.
So go get them at your nearest pharmacy
You will not be disappointed.

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Yes
Would you repurchase this product?
Yes
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Oratane

This was recommended and prescribed by my Physician. The dosage depends on how much acne you have, you can start seeing the difference in a period of a month, that's when the side effects also starts to get serous. Some of the side effects wears off as your system gets used to the pill.

Your skin becomes sensitive to Skin products and to the sun.
It is advisable to use products that are meant for sensitive skin, that includes the suncreen.

Your lips will crack, the only lip moisturiser that is able to help is the Vaseline lip Therapy the Cocoa butter flavoured is the best. You have to moisturise your lips as many times as you can
You should never fall pregnant when taking Oratane, when you have completed your treatment, you should wait about 6 months before trying to fall pregnant.

The best and easy treatment I have tried to clear the acne from face

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Month 9

My dose went up to 30mg and this month to 40mg!
The side effects are really effecting me now, I have sporadic nose bleeds, and ecxema on my shoulders, also severe headaches, trouble sleeping and my bones and joints are starting to ache......
Hopefully it will only be for another month or so, and I am determined to push through all this,
My skin is looking dry but the acne is finally clearing up, I don't have one pus filled pimple for the last three days, and one cheek is already smooth, the other one is still a bit bumpy but that will clear up soon I am told!
I have to go for regular blood checks, to ensure my liver is doing well, and see the doc every three weeks or so

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Month 7

So entering month seven, with still a few pimples, we decided to increase my dosage and doc says will have to go another three months which is disheartening!

So now I am taking 20mg at night and 20mg in the morning!
What a difference! One side of face is clear of all acne and black heads for the first time in forever! Why didn't doc put dose up long ago?
On the flip side my lips are cracking and bleeding and very painfull! She have me blistex for that, also my skin everywhere else has become extremely dry, so much so I am not sure how to explain it! And my skin on my hands and arms has become very very thin!

I also can no longer wax or epilate as the skin breaks and bleeds so it's back to shaving! Silly me went out and bought a laser machine in the hope of counter acting shaving only to find out that I cannot use it until I'm off the roac!
Doc also changed my skin regimen to neostrata which can only be bought with a script, so I'll let you know how that works in few days!

All in all, I am willing to pay the price of all this if it means I will soon be acne free, also I am seeing a lot of my old marks looking much lighter and doc says that after the roac, we will do either laser or a peel to remove what marks are left!

I don't like how my skin looks at the moment though, I am seeing a big increase in lines everywhere including my hands but doc says that is due to the drying effect of the roacutane! And should go away when we stop the meds, in sceptic

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Oratane

Just picked up my third month supply from the pharmacy,
My skin has developed erupting pus filled pimples, but the number has come down to seven from a number that I couldn't count.
I change my pillow case daily as the pus crusts onto the pillow which is disgusting,
I wash my face multiple times daily to get off the yuckiness!
The skin on my shoulders and upper back ha become very very dry, scaly and itchy! Bought some bioderma atoderm for that, and bioderma spf50 face sunblock!
On a plus side the dark marks are gone very much lighter, and only four more months to go!
Also I have started using a Clarisonic face brush and that is making a big difference as it pulls out all the pus and my skin stays clean for longer.
Will do a review on the clarisonic as well

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Day 6

So today is day 6, I have not seen a notable difference as yet, got two larger pimples than normal, but the doctor warned me about that!
I am experiencing slightly drier skin on my body than usual and countering that by just applying a little more lotion than normal.
Making sure my lips have a lip butter on at all times, using the one by Crabtree and Evelyn that I recieved in my Rubybox.
Also found a nice sunblock by Bioderma with a SPF100 and a nice tint to it, so I don't have to apply a foundation.
A major difference I have noticed is that the dark areas on my cheeks that I thought were marks have lightened up noticeably, so now I'm thinking they were just a bad acne breakout,

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Day one

I have prepared for my treatment by stocking up on rich body creams and Hydrating face moisturizers an also lots of balm for my lips.
I will be taking a single 20mg tablet once daily for as long as treatment lasts, unless doctor decides to change the dose.
For my face regime I will be using
Morning; cleanse with hypoderm face wash, followed by clarins double serum and hydra- quench cream for normal to dr skin and over this Eucerin dermo protect adjuntive hydrating carr with SPF 30. For my body I will be using Justine tissue oil cream and for my lips Crabtree and Evelyn lip butter
Evening: cleanse with hypoderm face wash followed by Clarins Bi-serum and Bright Plus HP with bobby brown lip balm and Justine tissue oil cream for my body!

The reason for this is that I have been warned that my skin and lips will get very dry and will need extra moisture. I was told NOT to use anti wrinkle products while on Oratane and to use lots of sun protection! (I'm still looking for a good one I can use on my face)

I will do a weekly reveiw as to how things go from here and if I have to adjust my skin care routine.
Here's keeping all my fingers crossed!!!!

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My Journey to clear skin with Oratane

A bit of background on me first. I am a 28 year old mother if two. I have suffered from acne since I was 11 years old, but was always told that it would clear up by adulthood! Needless to say that did not happen, I have been on antibiotics and every lotion and potion on the market, and some that are not. I went onto the pill at age 13, and that helped a little but not much, I'm now at the point that if this does not work then nothing will. Went to see my dermatologist two days ago and we decided it is time for extreme measures. She did a thorough check up and drew blood for tests, like pregnancy and cholesterol and liver enzymes (as you cannot go onto Oratane if those are not clear) The results came back clear and she sent me my script. I got my meds today and have taken the first dose! I had to sign an agreement with my doctor that I would not fall pregnant while on treatment as this medication WILL lead to abnormalities in a baby!!!
I will keep updating in this thread as the journey goes!

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