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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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Is it possible that Accutane affects other receptors and their functions in the same family? I. E vdr, ppar, thyroid receptor and such.

Is it possible that Accutane affects other receptors and their functions in the same family? I. E vdr, ppar, thyroid receptor and such.

Actually it does: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21103844 it's ;probably a good thing and it's raelly mild. I haven't heard of anything involving the thyroxine receptors.And this would surprise me greatly as the Accutane and thyroxine molecules are about as different as can be. ...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

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