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A 19-year-old female asked:

Do you thik accutane is a good treatment for the acne in the chest and the back ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Yes but only if . . : Only if you're willing to tolerate side effects and very strict requirements for taking it. Remember that Isotretinoin is associated w/birth defects. That's why you need to promise to use 2 forms of birth control regularly. If you can't, then it's not worth risk of delivering baby w/physical deformities. Discuss your options w/your dermatologist. Only you can decide if it's appropriate for u.

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