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Accutane And Darker Skin
I am on 80mg of Accutane a day in my 4th month and i haven't noticed much improvement and my skin isn't even dry. Is this normal in the 4th month?
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 shutting down the oil glands, so dry skin is a common side effect. However, the longterm benefits of clearing your acne are well worth a bit of temporary skin dryness. ...Read more
No: Chemical peels, waxing, and laser treatments are all contraindicated while on accutane. The skin is more sensitive and can peel excessively and possibly scar. Laser treatments should not be attempted until 1 year after last dose. Accutane exfoliates the skin constantly anyways and therefore additional exfoliation is not a good idea. ...Read more
My skin has gotten so much worst I am wanting to stop accutane, however it is my last resort i've tried everything on the market (i mean everything)!
Don't give up: Please stick with the 20 week course and only stop if your doctor says you should stop. I have had many patients completely clear after finishing 20weeks of the medication. ...Read more
Accutane: It will continue to heal for 6 months afterwards totally clear skin. ...Read more
After stop Accutane for 3month, now I continue back consume Accutane 10mg perday. But now after 1 week my skin still too oily...why??..never before.
Dermatology: Do not medicate yourself-call your dermatologist and ask about other mediciations for your skin condition. ...Read more
Before this..accutane 10mg perday make my skin dry..now..After stop 3month accutane, and back taking accutane, almost 2week my skin still oily..why???
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