Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Second time accutane users PLEASE help!

Recommended Posts

HI i was on a course of accutane 1 time already at age 19.I am now 26 and facing acne yet again along with TONS of blackheads.Ive tried everything and i feel a SECOND course of accutane is my best option at this point.I had several side effects one of which was hairloss.Plus a very very bad breakout during my course of treatment.I am wondering if anyone could tell me if the second course is just as bad of a break out as the first time you were on it.And did it get rid of your blackheads if you had them.My biggest concern however is the intial breakout.Please let me know your experiences as i am very worried about going on this drug again....!Thanks.. Shannon

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

wierd...The first time i took accutane I was 17, had no breakout whatsoever....either that or my face was so covered with acne i didnt notice. Cysts too...My face cleared up 100%. A year later the acne and the cysts came back. Not near as bad as the first. I got on accutane for the second time and had the worst breakout of my life. It all cleared up and even tho i had all that acne it left almost no scars. Now i am 21, have acne again and no cysts... Ive had it for about a year now and im trying every topical on the market...i just cant decide if the initial breakout is worth getting on the accutane. If you can just stand to have about 2 weeks of horrible skin than u will have freedom for a long time...I think it is worth it.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes