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Dermaroller While On Isotretinoin Treatment
Should i refrain from using differin (adapalene) gel while i'm on my photodynamic therapy (pdt) course?
More commonly known as accutane, Isotretinoin is an oral medication that is incredibly effective for severe acne. It is especially useful to bring a halt to acne that is causing scarring. Isotretinoin has a variety of side effects including birth defects, liver damage, and problems with cholesterol, and careful monitoring ...Read more
Can I use benzoyl peroxide (topical) while on Accutane pills? (10mg) will it affect the process of accutane?
What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
Can I have laser hair removal and isotretinoin simultaneously? Black American skin. Past laser mole removal while on isotretinoin w/o scarring.
Is laser therapy for stretch marks something that would cause scaring while on Accutane 70mg? What are some alternatives while on the med?
Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?
Your decision: I'm glad you're seeking to make an informed choice. Isotretinoin is the big guns for severe disease. A topical or systemic antibiotic, and topical spironolactone, are also possibilities. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take it, may clear you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will fractional laser to my face aggravate my formerly aggressive scalp psoriasis? Am on maintenance steroid topical drops.
Dermatology visit: I'm sorry your acne was this severe and was not managed properly. Nothing you can do will affect the scars. A dermatologist can make them less visible with laser, dermabrasion, injection or microsurgery. For both sexes today, looks is first and foremost about fitness rather than skin. Several hollywood male stars have kept their scars for 'character', but I am glad you have a choice today. ...Read more
Not very: It may help small scars. I'm sorry you ended up with these rather than being treated effectively in the first place. If you want them made permanently less visible, get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon; even deep dermabrasion is giving way to lasers, microsurgery, and fillers that will make the scars less visible. Several hollywood leading men have kept theirs for effect; it's your choice. ...Read more
Lasers are better: There is no simple answer because there are so many different laser treatments available and everyone's skin is different. In general though lasers are more effective than microdermabrasion, because laser treatments are a medical procedure while microderm is s spa procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Derm evaluation: Proactiv is topical dermatologic treatments based around salicylic acid, which is a known treatment for acne. Proactiv really has an effective marketing scheme, but it may not be the best treat for all skin conditions. I would seriously suggest a consultation with a dermatologist before starting any skin therapy and learn about all the options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fraxel for acne scar: The fraxel laser is very effective for treating acne scars if used aggressively. It requires several treatments but you can go to work without any downtime. For faster results in one treatment with downtime use the pixel or fractionated co2 laser or the erbium lasers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more
Acne scar options: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used isotretinoin treatment for 4 months.It was good then..Now i'm facing breakouts again..Can I use a second course?How safe is the treatment?
Exercise caution: Isotretinoin is a highly effective medication for acne vulgaris, however it has numerous potential adverse effects. You need to coordinate with your dermatologist and be followed very closely. Your skin doctor needs to have you on two forms of contraception with periodic pregnancy tests. The drug is typically started at a low dose during the first month and then increased to 1 mg/kg/day. ...Read more
Is it ok to change brands during isotretinoin treatment?Both will have the same active ingredient i.e, isotretinoin, but will there be any sideeffect?
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I completed 3 month course of Isotretinoin.it's been 2 month since I ended the course and now 2 cystic acne appeared again,should I restart treatment?
Continue meds: You may have an increase in acne in the first few months after starting retinoids. Need to continue using for another 2 mos and then re-evaluate. You should be using this with a doctors oversight and need regular labs drawn to make sure your liver is tolerating it as well. ...Read more
Accutane Alopecia: Accutane use may cause hair loss and alopecia, according to Drugs.com.Patients taking Accutane should not take supplements containing vitamin A, according to Drugs.com. Accutane is a form of vitamin A and taking vitamin A supplements at the same time with Accutane can cause vitamin A toxicity which can cause hairloss.Accutane may also cause permanent hair loss, according to Drugs.com. Accutane damages hair shafts and follicles. ...Read more
I ended an acne treatment with isotretinoin which started 5 months before.How much should i wait before taking mass gaining supplements or creatine?
Sir I have acne for pas 7, 8 years ..My skin is too much oily..I have tried isotretinoin , benzoyl peroxide..
Kindly tell me an effective treatment .
Possible explanations for multiple joint pain after ending 5 month course of isotretinoin (accutane)? Aleve, rest, etc has not helped. Any other self-treatment to suggest?
Joint pain: Need more information but you need to get examined and probably labs ...Read more
I just finish my claravis isotreitnion treatment and was wondering do I have to keep eating non bad food for clear skin or can I eat frenchfries etc..
Accutane: You should be able to have your french fries and other goodies. ...Read more
Can i start a second treatment as soon as im done with 1st one I have 13 days left of claravis/ isotreitnion is this allowed ?
Usually: We usually wait 3 months to see if you really need a second treatment. ...Read more
If you interrupt isotretnion treatment and restart later do you have to start all over or just finish your course? Ex: 4 months if i did 2?
Variable: Depends on state of improvement and how much treatment you received. ...Read more
Im on claravis/isotreitnion. On last month of treatment but not 100% clear I've heard sum continue to get clear after finishing treatment ?True?
Claravis: Yes, skin can clear after finishing treatment with claravis. ...Read more
How long does claravis/ isotreitnion stay in ur system after finishing treatment i just finished 2days ago . And does it continue to improve results?
Claravis: The half life is approximately 20 hours but the drug remains in the system for 4-5 days.Results improve over time. ...Read more
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