After 8 years of Acne and some scarring I have tried almost everything over the counter including going gluten/dairy/and processed food free as well as only organic cleansers and moisturizers for many months.I have tried endless different vitamins and supplements with no major improvement except pantothenic acid(vitamin b5). I was also on minocin/minocycline for about 4 months and saw good results but had a few unsavory side effects. My dermatologist has now put me on accutane and I started it 6 days ago, beginning a 5 month 80mg a day treatment and have experienced no side effects except for headaches if I don't drink enough water, but I have been breaking out significantly under the corners of my lips on my chin, which was already a problem area prior to medication. One of my questions is if this is normal with this treatment, are breakouts expected at first? My second question is if a blue/red acne light will irrate my skin at all, my Dermatologist told me to avoud sunlight while on the medication but I am unsure whether they meant all forms of light or just UV?
Edited by peacelovegoo, 30 January 2013 - 08:53 PM.