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Is it ok to take topical retinoids while on Accutne ??

Do topical retinoids help with very shallow icepik scars??

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Did your derm want you to do this??? Most people I've heard are advised by their doctors to not use anything topical for their accutane course. After the accutane course, if your derm wants to give you a topical for scars, thats okay.

Accutane is pretty drying, Retin A + accutane would probably just make you peel and burn for days

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You could get away with it if your not experiencing any excessive dryness from accutane. Otherwise it would wreak havoc on your skin. I know from experience, I used Retin-A Micro during the first months of my course, and in the begining it was helping, but as accutane itself caused more dryness, the retin-a micro really topped it off. My skin ended up getting very irritated and red for a while. Also, accutane thins out your skin from the inside, retin-a micro does it from the outside.

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