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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'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?
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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What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx
The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more
Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more
Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more