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Accutane and darker skin

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends...: ...On the dosage given, and your individual skin type. I start "low and slow" to avoid dryness, but sometimes it happens anyway. Accutane works by shu... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 35 years experience
Lots of options: Because of the potential for side effects Accutane should be a treatment of last resort. It is for severe acne, & other meds that are effective are th... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milind Ambe
33 years experience
Yes, it does: With regards to surgical procedures, anyone who is on Accutane should be off of the medication for at least 6 weeks prior to embarking on a surgical p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Depends on dosage: It could be four months or longer depending upon the dosage. Also, please ask the doctor who prescribed it for you.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: Chemical peels, waxing, and laser treatments are all contraindicated while on accutane. The skin is more sensitive and can peel excessively and possib... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Accutane: It will continue to heal for 6 months afterwards totally clear skin.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Varies : It could be that acne never returns. Or it may return in the future. It depends on genetics. Accutane is very effective. So likelihood is that thi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Depends: Every one is different, dryness is dose related and usually peaks 3rd month.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Depends: Everyone is different. Usually dryness peaks 3rd month. This is a very low dose, so may take longer or not at all.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: This is conmon. Stay the course. Usually the prescriber will explain this to you at the onset. Good luck. Most people who complete the course are very... Read More
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