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How Long Should You Wait To Get A Piercing After Being On Accutane
At least 6 months: Isotretinoin (the Accutane brand no longer sold) has been linked to hypertrophic scar and keloid formation. This was most commonly noted in dermabrasion and laser treatments for acne scars within the first few months after the conclusion of therapy. I counsel my patients to wait at least 6 months for any elective procedure that injures the skin such piercing, tattoos, scar revision, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on accutane 40mg a day for 2 months, im currently on 1.5months and I want to get a ear piercing, is this smart?
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I've been on Accutane for quite some time now, and i got a new cartilage piercing 2 wks ago, do I need to take it out? Or should it be fine?
What would happen if you got a navel piercing on your 5th month on accutane? What is most likely to happen because of it (the neg. & positive?
2 months: The Accutane program called ipledge follows a woman along during her use of accutane. She has to be on 2 forms of birth control until 1 month after stopping the accutane, and then check a pregnancy test at that time (in addition to other earlier pregnancy tests during the ipledge program). Some people like to be extra cautious, and wait another month longer, before trying for a baby. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?
You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states.but if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. You are advised not to drink alcohol with Accutane as there can be liver toxicity as both can affect the liver. If one has stopped using Accutane and want to drink alcohol,there is no contraindication as long as the liver functions were normal ...Read more
My obgyn recommends not trying to get pregnant for 6 months after accutane. I am 33yo, why do I need to wait longer than a month post treatment?
They are wrong!!...: Your ob/gyn is not correct in their recommendation. Here is a quote from a reputable source: "females of childbearing potential should not become pregnant during therapy or for 1 month following discontinuation of isotretinoin". On the day you stop therapy, take a pregnancy test. Then take a test 30 days later. At that point, you are clear to try for pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
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