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Red Spots Because Of Accutane?

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I use Accutane for severe acne and it's working, but i have these weird red marks left. They don't look like acne scars and my whole face looks red. My derm said it will go away in a few weeks. anyone has some tips?

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It's good your dermatologist said your skin should calm down in a few weeks :) but can understand why you'd like to do something about it in the meanwhile. I have many many red marks on my face where acne was before. I'm about to start accutane and my dermatologist said it tends to make your whole face red, perhaps you have a combination of general accutane induced redness and post acne marks?

My dermatologist recommended green cream to counteract redness so you could try that? I appreciate you are a guy and most of these things are marketed towards girls but the one I have just calms the redness without leaving anything visible so you don't need makeup on top. The one I have is Clinique anti-redness solutions daily protective base. It's not a miracle cure, it doesn't make my red marks disappear just tones them down a little bit (and makes them easier to cover with makeup.)

The only other tip I have is use high spf sunscreen if you aren't already. My whole face used to be several shades redder than the rest of my body just from using benzoyl peroxide but when I started wearing high spf sunscreen everyday the redness calmed right down.

Hope that helps, and sorry you're dealing with this I know it sucks!


Post Roaccutane (finished December 2013) Regimen: MorningSimple Refreshing Facial WashPaula's Choice 2% BHA and 8% AHA Gels

Finacea 15% Azelaic Acid

Medik8 C- tetra

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Eyes with hyaluronic acid

Eucerin UltraSensitive Soothing Care for Normal-Combination Skin

La Roche Posay Dry Touch SPF 50+Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10, No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder - TranslucentEveningSimple Refreshing Facial WashDifferin 0.1% Adapalene La a Roche a Posay Lipikar Baume with Niacinamide <p>Vaseline100% acne free and left only with the faintest few red marks and shallow scarring. Products no longer used for acne prevention/treatment but for anti-ageing and hyper pigmentation (mostly just freckled now rather than post acne!)


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