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Member Since 12 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2012 10:41 AM

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In Topic: Accutane In A Low Dose.

17 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

i believe low dose treatments are known to have lower side effects, so it might be some use to you.

In Topic: Accutane , Whiteheads, Okay To Use Bp + Accutane?

16 December 2012 - 04:29 AM

How long was your IB ?

only lasted 7 or 8 days fortunately. im expecting more breakouts over the course, but it seems to have stopped already which is better then i expected.

I was using differin for about 8 months before, and had already had an IB from that, so whether that played any role in shortening my IB i dont know. It was pretty rough, but i was happily surprised at how quickly it went. i did my best to avoid popping the many many whiteheads i got... but i was lucky in the timing because im at home studying for exams anyway. best of luck with yours. hopefully youll have a short IB or none at all!

In Topic: Accutane , Whiteheads, Okay To Use Bp + Accutane?

15 December 2012 - 06:11 AM

I don't think you're meant to use topicals at all during the treatment. your skin gets very sensitive to everything, and something that will make your skin dryer should be avoided. i am just coming out of my IB now (touchwood) and i avoided using any topicals. it was very tempting i admit, but i think it will do more harm then good in the long run. your face is going to start getting dry and sensitive, and you dont want to aggitate it and make it redder then its already going to be. good luck!

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane + Skin Thinning

15 December 2012 - 06:11 AM

you arent meant to get any scar treatments during the course. i'm fairly certain they will refuse to do it if they know you are on accutane too.

read a story on here about someone who got waxing done when on accutane and the skin well.... you dont really want to know...

In Topic: Deeper Questions About Tretinoin And Acne In General (And Health Warning)

11 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

birth defects are well known and discussed for accutane. if you were prescribed accutane by a dermatologist he should have made it extremely clear.

however, topical isotretinoin derived creams do not effect foetuses, AS FAR AS I KNOW!!

i think the absorption rates through the skin are negligible in comparison to oral treatments.