My melodramatics have taken a week off. While my proactiv results this week are underwhelming, they're at least neutral this week. The painful collection of zits on my upper lip and chin have calmed down, leaving only red traces of their angry havoc on my face. Currently, I have no white heads and I think the redness has faded a bit overall.
Though I tried to take the pictures around the same time and in the same window, the weather has been dramatically different and I think the actual improvement in the tone of my skin is hard to determine. I think/feel that I'm less red and I know that I have fewer deep, painful pimples.
I'm gong to plug along until I use all of the product I currently have. At that point, I'll see how I feel and decide if it will be long term or not. My blog friend, Nodakademic, with similar skin ailments as mine, has sung the praises of hydrodermabrasion and that might just be my next step. Onward!