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Accutane Initial Breakout Questions--What Should I Expect?

26 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

Hey everyone!


I start Accutane next Wednesday and i'm pretty nervous. I am really hoping that I don't have an initial breakout due to the Accutane, but I know I need to prepare for the worst and expect the best. I have moderate persistent acne, but I've been using a skin care regimen (topical antibiotic, oral antibiotic, topical retinoid, and benzoyl peroxide face wash) that has cleared out most of my blackheads and clogged pores. I am hoping this lowers my chance of a bad initial breakout.


What did you experience for an IB?

Was it bad? What was your dose? Was the acne easy to cover up with makeup, or was it difficult with the dry skin? 


Please comment with advice! I need all the answers I can get!