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Help! Red Marks On Accutane (Pics)

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Hello all,

im a 16yo male, i started on accutane 20mg/day in march, and now i have 3 weeks left in my course. i havnt got any pimples for about a month now, but i have heaps of red marks on both cheeks, but they are completely flat and non painful, they have been there for about 2 months now. WHAT SHOULD I DOO! sad.png . it looks like my cheeks have pimples when there is nothing, takes the joy out of life.. it really affects my confidence, i just want to sit inside all the time

what can i do about the red markss?? i shower twice a day and use cetaphil gentle cleanser twice. will the marks fade when im off accutane? is there anything i can do to make them go away, like foods that help? products ANYTHING! i REALLY want them to go away.

and does junk food make red marks worse or anything?

here are some pics:

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I finished Accutane 3 weeks ago and I have a few red marks too, I believe it's called post-inflammation hyper pigmentation

To be honest, the best thing for them is time. But, I understand how frustrating they are to have the acne gone but still be stuck with marks.

I used Bio Oil throughout my treatment and I think it's helped, I'd try that if I were you :)


16th May-27th October 2013

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Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"


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I have a lot more severe hyperpigment then you, but the best thing to do is wear a sensitive, non comdonal sunscreen. The sun will make your marks redder, after around 5 weeks of sunscreen mine have defiantly become a lot lighter

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okay thanks i might try out some bio oil, is that similar to emu oil? and does diet affect PIH at all?, i hate not being able to drink coffee haha

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okay thanks i might try out some bio oil, is that similar to emu oil? and does diet affect PIH at all?, i hate not being able to drink coffee haha

I've tried Emu Oil too, they're quite similar but Bio Oil is less greasy/shiny and I find it's less heavy on your skin.

To my knowledge, diet has no effect on PIH :)


16th May-27th October 2013

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"


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thanks eats, i got some bio oil, and it feels weird but my skin looks healthier when i take it off, are there any other things i can do to accelerate the PIH clearing?

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thanks eats, i got some bio oil, and it feels weird but my skin looks healthier when i take it off, are there any other things i can do to accelerate the PIH clearing?

As far as I know, there's not much more you can easily do except wait. TIME is the best thing for healing PIH, as much as it sucks your PIH will go away with time. :)


16th May-27th October 2013

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"


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