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Doctor insights on: How Long Should You Wait To Get A Piercing After Being On Accutane

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How long should you wait to get a piercing after being on accutane?

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 more

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Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


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How long after Accutane to get piercing?

How long after Accutane to get piercing?

1 year: Because Accutane can affect your ability to heal, it is usually recommended that you wait 1 year before having any procedure like laser or tattoo. While i don't know of an exact recommendation for piercing after accutane, the one year rule is a safe one to follow. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Nothing serious: Piercing can always lead to infection and will leave a permanent scar, but accurate will probably not cause any further adverse effect. Talk to your doctor regarding issues related to your specific problems. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to get pregnant after accutane?

How long should you wait to get pregnant after accutane?

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

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I was on Accutane 80mg for 9 months. How long should I wait to get laser resurfacing?

I was on Accutane 80mg for 9 months. How long should I wait to get laser resurfacing?

6 months: Most doctors and laser companies recommend waiting about 6 months. Some doctors may treat sooner. Important to stay out of the sun and get adequate sun protection. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a chemical peel or ipl after stopping accutane?

IPL/ Peel p/Accutane: The recommendation is to wait 6 months after completion of accutane, prior to ip or chemical peel treatment. Confirm timing of elective cosmetic procedures with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Im almost done with my 7th month of accutane. How long do i have to wait before i can get a tattoo without risk? Thank you all xx

Im almost done with my 7th month of accutane. How long do i have to wait before i can get a tattoo without risk? Thank you all xx

Atleast 4-6 mos: wait as long as it takes to restore the normal thickness and skin elasticity. Spend the time refining your perfect design. ...Read more

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