"I'm in the uk and it just depends on the doctor and where you live. I tried quite a few different things but I literally just made an appointment and asked her to refer me and she was like 'ok then' lol. Mine was quite bad though. I can't go without make up either so I used to take it off with a face wipe as I went into the doctors office then run to the toilet and reapply when I came out! 7 months on roaccutane and I'm now clear apart from red marks. Worried about coming off now though! My derm has talked about putting me on a topical for maintenance once I come off. If the red marks don't fade then after about a year you can use hydroquinone cream which the derm will prescribe though there has been some debate on how safe it is. They should fade in time, hope mine do as it looks like I still have acne at the moment!"
that's true! with me i was just waiting for the day when i got a doctors appointment with one who would just do what i wanted after seeing like 10 others, i never thought an appointment with a trainee with be the most successful appointment i've ever had
congrats on being clear! i feel the same, i've been off for about two weeks and i'm still having withdrawal symptoms lol
i'm still paranoid as to why mine didn't do that last time. do you think i should ask for some maintenance treatment at my next appointment in two weeks or is there no point as it will already have been a month since finishing? i don't know
if i was to feel the need to use the cream, would i have to get re-reffered? mine does too! i don't mind as it's smooth and i'm not in pain but it's really hard to apply make up evenly and takes a bit of work to cover
I would probably ask your derm about it and see why she/he doesn't think you need one, I think they all have different opinions, they may put you on something if you're really worried. To be honest I used topicals before and they did nothing so I'm not that fussed, I still have lots in my cupboard! 4 weeks post accutane won't make a difference it will still be in your system anyway and topicals could still be used at any point. I'm going to run out of pills 2 weeks before my appointment as they just sent me a letter changing the date! Slightly annoyed but since I think I'm going to stop taking them I'm not too concerned, instead I'm dropping my dose to 20mg so I don't go 2 weeks without any! I've had really bad joint and muscle pain to the point where I can't walk for longer than about 30 mins now, so I really want to come off, I'm just worried it will come back.
Regarding any further treatment including the cream I don't think you would, my derm said it was something we could discuss in about a years time so I assume that means ill still see her, since it's the same ongoing issue it shouldn't require a further referral IMO.