I was on roacctuane for 6 months, it cleared me up well, but got a few pimples here and there even in the final few weeks. On my final visit to the derm, she said she usually wants patients to go one whole month completely clear before taking them off treatment. I was however very eager to come off and so she let me.
Now 4 weeks off treatment and I am breaking out everyday with tiny pimples. I am so surprised because I would go weeks without having a single spot on accutane and yet only a few days off it and they came back, albeit to a much lesser extent. I am hoping it's my body just readjusting to having sebum again, but doubt it. I had another appointment recently and was prescribed isotrex which is the topical form of isotretinoin. I was told to use this for a month and then return. I'll see how it goes. If my acne gradually gets worse ill just have to go on a second course which should kill it for good. Although will have to accept more hair loss.