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Initial Breakout

11 July 2013 - 03:14 PM


I am about 2 weeks into the treatment and I have started to break out a bit....its not horrible but it is def the biggest break out I have had in a very long time. I was just wondering how long an initial breakout generally lasts? Is this something that goes on for days/weeks/months?

Before I started accutane I had mild acne but I have had it for the past 10 or 11 years and I AM SOOO OVER IT! haha

Does anyone have any suggestions to help the peeling skin? I've been moisturizing but idk if that is defeating the purpose of drying the skin out and it doesnt seem to help the peeling anyway wacko.png

Accutane: Is My Dose Too High?!

09 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

Hey everyone.
I'm new to the site and I am noticing that the majority of people are saying that they started on 20mg per day. My derm started me on 60mg per day!! I'm 5'7" 140lbs. I did not think 60mg was a lot when she handed me the script but now that I'm 12 days in and my face feels like its burning/peeling off...I've come to conclude that it is way too much to start with. Should I cut it down to 30mg? Any suggestions for the burning/peeling? I was using a moisturizer for a few days but I came to realize it made my skin peel more and I think it made me break out on my chin.
HELP! Haha