I'm unsure if this is meant to be posted here so forgive me if it needs to be moved
I've noticed how Accutane courses are different well I'm unsure if I'm wrong but as a friend of mine took Accutane so did two people in my family and we've all visited different dermatologists they've said the same thing its a 7 month course or an 8 or someone in my family was on 80mg for 11 months his acne was so bad luckily it hasn't come back 6 years later he's only just begun to get the odd spot
I also had a recent visit to my derm he said yes your acne is completely clear you've only completed 6 months you've still got 4 or 5 to go and he said I have to stay on to ensure it wont come back he said he could pull me off it and next week I get breakouts
So my dermatologist said that its best to stay on Accutane even when theres no acne left and finish the course
Its only as I saw someone (I think) saying after 5 months their derm said they didn't need it anymore? Which is rather strange 5 months sounds too short I mean I'm on my 6th month but I woke up with a spot
Some I'm curious where are you from? Whats your dose? How long is your treatment?
Some treatments sound far too short personally my derm roughly does these course time lengths
20mg dose = 14 or 16 months on Accutane
40mg = 8 or 9 months on Accutane
(my derm doesn't really prescribe 60mg ? I'm unsure why I didn't bring it up with him)
80mg = 4 months on Accutane
However before those doses start theres a month on 20mg before being raised or kept on the same dosage
Basically the higher the dose the shorter the time but usually only on 80 does it dramatically change
But then again I know it also does come down to severity of acne which also does include the course length
I didn't have very bad acne some was nodular but some was simple pimples and my course is 10 months so some peoples acne I've seen and its been so much worse and they say its a 6 month course I think why so short? I'm curious and does their acne come back after a couple of weeks?