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i am just about finished on my 5 months on accutane. i am basically all clear with the exception of scarring and red marks. when i am finished, should i start back up with the perscription topicals that i ahve? or should i wait and see if i start breaking out again? i'm not sure what sort of routine i should have after ia m done my course... thanks!

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Wait a little bit. Depending how fast your body recovers, your skin still might be too sensitive right after the course to use prescription topicals. I would continue using a gentle cleanser and maybe a 2.5 % BP for spot treatment. That's what i do and it works great. I've been off tane for almost 2 weeks.

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Wait a little bit. Depending how fast your body recovers, your skin still might be too sensitive right after the course to use prescription topicals. I would continue using a gentle cleanser and maybe a 2.5 % BP for spot treatment. That's what i do and it works great. I've been off tane for almost 2 weeks.

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dont use anything after tane, ask your friends or family members who have perfectly clear skin what they use

most will say nothing, the most they probably use is a basic cheap gentle cleanser and moisturizer.

if there is no problems with ur skin, why try and fix it. go natural see how it goes

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dont use anything after tane, ask your friends or family members who have perfectly clear skin what they use

most will say nothing, the most they probably use is a basic cheap gentle cleanser and moisturizer.

if there is no problems with ur skin, why try and fix it. go natural see how it goes

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I hate, hate, HATE to say it, but I just ended a 5-month course on tane and, even though I was totally clear for months 3-5, after just one week of being off tane I'm already starting to break out again. I had a high cumulative dose and my acne was not severe. The good news is my breakouts are, at least for now, non-inflammatory and disappear within a day or two. But this just goes to show that even as great as Accutane can be, a lot of people still need topicals for maintenance.

I would also love to know what people are using. Retin-A made me uber oily when I tried it pre-tane, so I'm kind of hesitant to use that again.

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a lot of my friends who have used accutane didnt need anything afterwards..topical-wise at least.

one of them cleanses with a BP wash...thats it though, and he has perfect skin still 2 years post tane.

best advice: ask the dermatologist.

A lot of people seem to come here before the doctor...i dont get why.

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