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#1 ryan123123123

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:29 AM

Hey all, just finished an 8 month course of accutane, im 120lb 16yo and was doing 20mg/day.

 

just had my last pill today, and i have noo pimples :) i just have some PIH on both cheeks. 

Looking for some help with a few things;

-how long does PIH take to fade? im using a cleanser and bio oil twice a day.

- the real question.!! WHAT SHOULD I DO TO AVOID ANY MORE ACNE. that was the worst period of my life, like maintenance and a routine or something.

 

- my derm gave me a script for Epiduo gel, not sure if i should use that or not

 

Any help appreciated!! 

 

 



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:52 AM

I'm in the same position as you, I'm sorry I can't help, I'm just as confused.

 

Some people say that it's necessary to use a maintenance routine after accutane, others say that could make your skin worse. All I know is don't rush into anything, your skin will still be very sensitive for a few weeks after accutane. Let me know how you get on :)


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

I feel the best way possible is just use a gentle cleanser and go easssy on your skin. The epiduo is just to be used on any little spots that come up ( they will be just very tiny if they do pop up)  - the PIH will fade in less than a couple months- if you wear SPF everyday in those spots. 


 

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:48 PM

Thanks heaps for the replies, im going to just take it easy and cleanse as normal, excited for the PIH to fade :) might get the epiduro and use it when i see something



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:33 AM

Keep in mind you might get remission.

 

You took about a 4800 mg cumulative dose, which is 73% of the recommended minimum dosage. The recommended minimum dosage is typically 120 mg/kg, which for you is a cumulative dose of 6545 mg.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

so its been 12 days since i finished.. my PIH looks better, but i keep getting really small pimples.. i have on near my lip and one on my forehead which is un usual , what does this meannn?? what should i do



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:35 PM

ok lol i got back on my course



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:07 AM

It's gonna take over a year for everything to fade away.






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