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#1 erinrosemc


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

I'm just into my second month of 40mg per day (first month 20mg) and I'm really missing my waxing routine :/

I know this is something I have to deal with and I am.. however, my skin isn't feeling that tender or overly dry as of yet..  so I was wondering if anyone has tried waxing early on into their treatment or even later.. will I be able to squeeze in one last under arm wax or am I too late?eusa_pray.gif


I know everyones skin reacts differently to the drug but I am curious to hear other peoples experiences with waxing because I've heard a few horror stories!! unsure.png

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

I just don't know if I would risk it. Maybe try to patch test a small spot of at home first? The underarm area seems like a SUPER uncomfortable place to have raw skin...

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:11 PM

Don't wax! You could rip your skin off, and the skin heals poorly while on accutane. Maybe try an epilator or something instead.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

Although it's been a long time since you posted this . I'm on isotretoin  (60mg/day since day 1, 62kg). I was never waxing (except of the hands sometimes) but i decided to try it after 40days of treatment. All my skin is still there, didn't rip off at all. I wouldn't recommend waxing on face, skin there is more tensed, dry and sensitive (even with tweezers you can see sometimes your eyebrows to peel, the safest way for face hair removal is the thread)  To my mind whoever wants to try waxing while on accutane/acnotren etc would be good to try it first in a small spot and see how it reacts. I tried waxing on legs,:bikini and hands and there was no irritation rather than the usual one.

Sorry for my bad english and good luck to whoever is on isotretoin!..

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

GIRL please do not do it! I waxed my face yesterday, not knowing the dangers, and now I have red whelps and missing skin all over my face. I have been crying all day. It might be like this forever. Do not do it! Please! 

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

So sorry Jessica!!!!!

OMG derm should warn us of certain things

I hope u heal quickly


I was going to add not to do it!

I only thread my brows now and even with that I have had some bleeding and lost skin around my brows

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