Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nolan - Before and After


I've been meaning to post before and after photos of Nolan.  Nolan had severe acne from the time he was 11. We tried home remedies. We tried all the creams the clinic offers. When he was 13 he asked about Acutane. We began discussions with the clinic in Misawa. Doctors moved and so we waited for the new ones who could follow him through the treatment. He started the treatment as he turned 14.

This is the week before treatment began - things were actually looking much better than they had previously - but the doctor said he was still a candidate for treatment. I don't have a lot of photos of this time period.....
I believe this is a ride at Tokyo Disney

Here he is after treatment 

There you have it. We are happy the treatment worked well for him. The dermatologist here said it is basically super high doses of toxic Vit A and if he ate 10 lbs of a carrots a day it would clear him up just as well....um.....he'd be yellow but....

Nolan was a champ through the whole process.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My husband did Acutane when he was 11 and it was the best thing for him. Glad it worked so well for Nolan!! :)
Laura

Renee said...

Modern medicine can work wonders; glad it worked for Nolan

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Is the Accutane something that he (anyone) continues to take, or a one-time treatment?

Sure worked great for him!

Julie

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Julie - you take it for 6 months. For many this is it. Some need to do another 6 months later in life.....from what we were told...if they take it when young they may need another treatment if it flares up again before they are out of their 20's. But for many its a one time course of treatment.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks :D