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Doctor insights on: Accutane Uses

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Is Accutane safe for acne?

Is Accutane safe for acne?

In selected patients: Accutane works for certain types of treatment resistant acne. However, it has significant side effects that limit its use. It causes serious birth defects so is not safe during pregnancy. It may causes problems with the skin, liver, muscles and vision. While not proven, it has also been linked to depression/suicidal thinking. You need a doc experienced with its use before starting accutane. ...Read more

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?

Dual lasers: So- called Q-switched dual Nd:YAG lasers are often used to remove dark brown skin blemishes and tattoos. You haven't said what procedure the doctor is planning for you or what you want to know about it. ...Read more

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Help please! is Accutane (isotretinoin) safe?

Help please! is Accutane (isotretinoin) safe?

Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be monitored. There are other, safer acne medicines but they may not be effective for you. It is not a medicine I use first line, but if the acne has not responded well to anything else, you have to weigh the risk vs. Benefit. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Risk for burn : Increased risk for burn. Best to wait until Accutane treatment is complete before attempting laser treatment. ...Read more

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Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Is face laser resurfacing effective?

Yes: Very effective for removing wrinkles and sun damage (sun spots), smoothing out irregular texture, and helping with scarring. Important to see a doctor very experienced with lasers who can properly educate you on all the various options, benefits, side-effects, and risks. ...Read more

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Is erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy ok if my girl uses accutane? She's on Accutane 20mgtwice a day and also is going through this procedure

Is erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy ok if my girl uses accutane? She's on Accutane 20mgtwice a day and also is going through this procedure

Probably but....: This is an unusual question that should be answered by the physician performing the laser procedure. You should make sure he/she knows everything your daughter is taking. I would also recommend checking with the doctor/dermatologist prescribing her accutane. Accutane is a vitamin A derivative and can have many side effects including skin redness and irritation maybe worsened by laser surgery. ...Read more

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Is microneedling safe to use for acne?

Is microneedling safe to use for acne?

Microneedling: Microneedling has been used safely on the treatment of acne scars. However, I am not aware that it is used on acne. ...Read more

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Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Has anyone used photogenica and star pulsed dye laser? Which is better?

Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. ...Read more

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Is aczone better than tactuo when used for medium acne with acne scarring?

Is aczone better than tactuo when used for medium acne with acne scarring?

Aczone ; Tactuo: Neither medication is effective for scarring. From what I have seen in the clinic, tactuo is more effective for acne than aczone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Accutane with tca chemical peel?

Is it safe to use Accutane with tca chemical peel?

No: You should not ever use peels or lasers if you've been on Accutane recently. Speak with your prescribing dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to use epiduo cream while I'm using isotretinoin?

Usually too much: If you're on an adequate dose of isotretinoin, your skin is likely too dry to tolerate Epiduo also. I don't think I've ever treated a patient with a topical retinoid (like Epiduo) while they're on isotretinoin. Sometimes use afterward for scarring and/or persistent blocked pores. ...Read more

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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane. I use baby liquid soap 2 times/wk which has ingredients (in 100ml):lactic acid=1g, lactoserum atomisat=0.93g. The ph=3.5. Is it safe?

I'm on accutane. I use baby liquid soap 2 times/wk which has ingredients (in 100ml):lactic acid=1g, lactoserum atomisat=0.93g. The ph=3.5. Is it safe?

Safe: Generally, the baby soaps are formulated to be safe for the sensitive skin of a baby, and should be fine for you to use as well. There are no contraindications with the baby soap and Accutane use either that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Is use of isotritinoin for acne has side effects?

Is use of isotritinoin for acne has side effects?

Isotretinoin: This is a useful medicine, but has a long list of potential side effects including back pain, headaches and birth defects if a person becomes pregnant while taking the medication (ok to become pregnant off the medicine). This medication needs to be closely monitored by a physician with monthly lab tests. Works great for a lot of patients and can take away severe acne for years! ...Read more

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Is isotretinoin (accutane) safe to take?

Side effects: After december 31, 2005, only patients enrolled in the ipledge program may obtain and use isotretinoin. You will need to register with ipledge and view a video at your doctor's office before receiving your prescription. Only physicians enrolled in ipledge may prescribe isotretinoin, and only pharmacies enrolled in the program may dispense it. ...Read more

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Is photon therapy for acne useful?

Is photon therapy for acne useful?

Proton Therapy: Proton therapy is a type of external beam radiotherapy, and shares risks and side effects of other forms of radiation therapy. Proton therapy has been in use for over 40 years, and is a mature treatment technology. However, as with all medical knowledge, understanding of the interaction of radiation (proton, x-ray, etc.) with tumor and normal tissue is still imperfect. This therapy not for acne. ...Read more