1 Year Post-Accutane Redness (With Pics)
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:41 AM
I've been struggling with cystic acne for 7-8 years, and after uncountable specialists seen and drugs assumed, I ran through two 5-months cycle of Accutane (Aisoskin more precisely) and my acne was defeated. I still have a somewhat seborroic skin but the cysts and pimples are gone.
My Accutane treatment finished on June 2011, almost an year ago, and I've been SO red in my face all this time. I have been experiencing redness on cheeks, nose, and while I've always been "suffering" some flushing in my childhood, it was funny and harmless, while at the moment even washing my face with water makes my face super-red.
The flushing is really bothering me, but the most irritating thing is the redness, which is permanently there and not triggered by something, and has been there for all these years making me look like I'm wearing a red mask. I thought it was just an Accutane side effect and it would fade away eventually, but it didn't after a year , without touching my skin with anything but a very light cleaning gel.
I've been reading posts around but I'm not sure what advices are adaptable to my situation. Should I check out laser treatments? What are the suggestion in cases like this? I'm attaching some photos, thanks in advance for your help
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:14 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:48 AM
Plus, with frequent flushing it becomes REALLY red , hot and it bothers me a lot.
Edited by Oberyn, 08 March 2012 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:39 PM
Edited by oli girl, 08 March 2012 - 03:41 PM.
is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:28 PM
Trying to find a Derm that actually understands how its related to accutane.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:55 AM
btw my face got red 2 years after accutane. I first noticed redness in mid 2009 and it gradually got worse
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:25 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:58 AM
it is a over the counter product. i would reccomend this for you.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:59 PM
Edited by musicguy100, 26 June 2012 - 02:03 PM.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:14 PM
That's really strange, but I guess I can take out of the question the hypothesis of having a post-acne redness due to topicals and drugs , since it changes in some circumstances.
So I think it's safe to say it's not a skin surface problem, but something related to circulation or vegetative nervous system. Gotta ask a dermatologist.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:35 AM
Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:51 AM