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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 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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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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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

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

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

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How good is accutane?

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

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