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Acne Reappearing After Being Off Accutane For 1.5 Months

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#1 LovelyRainz


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

I don't get why my acne came back. I thought that accutane would surely get rid of everything. I understand that our hormones can be the trigger of acne, but even if it was wouldn't the acne be not as bad as before? I used to have light acne, but after getting off of accutane my acne became worse than before. Has this happened to anyone? What would the dermatologist prescribe me if I go back to see them? 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:00 PM

So I've also just finished my Isotrentinioin(accutane) treatment and I had SEVERE acne. Did you continue your daily regimen - gentle wash and nothing else. It's really important that you use gentle (cetaphil) cleanser. Most important is time. You should be having a follow up appointment about 3 months after your last dose and see how it goes from there. I'd call b/c this stuff isn't exactly the cheapest in the world so you want your results to last. But just immediate information, If you go back to the dermatologist they may do this like blue laser treatment, that was my option if isotrentinoin fails.  

p.s. the medication does say you will have temporary break outs. Esp. girls on their time. 

p.p.s If you were prescribed a topical before Accutane it is ok to dab a bit on only the infected areas but not you whole face. Accutane + previous medication = the mother of all pealing!!!



But seriously call you dermatologist b/c no one knows your skin better than you and each acne situation is different

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:54 PM

It happened to me 2 years after each of my courses (i've done 3) and this last course i just never stopped breaking out.  It is recommended that you follow up with a retinoid.  I wouldn't be quick to go back on tane before trying other remidies such as :





diet changes


For the record, topicals that may not have helped prior to accutane may help now.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

it happened to me after about 3-4 mnths.

i had in fact bigger cystic acne which were painful(for the 1st time that big) i was put on azithromycin.

Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??
huge pores
indented scar
oils used for cooking
inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores
my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)

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