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When Does Facial Redness From Accutane Go Away?

12 May 2014 - 07:13 PM

My face has a permanently red tinge from taking only 40 mg / day of Accutane (I weigh 160). And my dose is increasing to 100 mg pretty soon. I have two questions:

1) Did any of you experience facial redness on Accutane?

2) How long after your course ended did it recede? In some cases did it not receed it all?


Accutane Users: How Long Until You Noticed Oil Reduction?

12 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

Hey guys,


For those taking Accutane, how long did it take before you noticed on your face a significant oil reduction, or other dryness symptoms?



It Turns Out Weather Was A Huge Part Of My Acne

30 November 2013 - 11:04 PM

I don't believe this. I spent the last 7 months devoting my full energy to doing everything I could to solve my minor, but very persistent, acne problem. A very strict diet (no milk products / high-glycemic load foods). I cycled through all the retinoids (tretinion, tazarotene). Nothing worked out. I was going CRAZY. I decided finally that it was time to go on Accutane.


The past several weeks I've noticed that I haven't been getting any acne. I'm completely clear. My derm appointment is in two days, and I have to convince him to give me Accutane, so I've gone off my medication and have been drinking milk by the boatload. But so far, no luck - I'm still completely clear. It seems to be the dryness of winter which has cleared me. If this was the summer, I'd have about a dozen cysts by now based on the amount of milk I've drunk. I've always suspected there was some sort of correlation between my acne and the weather, but now I've confirmed it. Another piece of the puzzle has been discovered.


I still have to go on Accutane, though. All of my acne problems will just return when winter is over. I just hope I can give myself a few juicy pimples before my derm appointment this Monday. But I find this situation ironic. For the past half-year I've wanted nothing more then to be clear. Now I'm clear... and I'm trying to give myself acne.

Accutane Just Entered My Consciousness

02 October 2013 - 12:04 AM