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I have about one day left on Accutane and my doctor prescribed retin-a cream. Has anyone done this and what are the chances acne will come back. The Accutane has worked well, but I'm scared to go off it.

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You don't have to worry. My first course back in 2000 was 10mg for 6 mths and it lasted me 5 years without breakout.

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Good question Element...sorry I don't know the answer, but this is sorta what I have planned for after I'm off accutane. So I'm curious to see some responses... *bump*

I heard really bad things about retin a, I think it was one of the very first acne treatments that I tried years and years ago, and my skin got red and scaly and I just got off of it. But I heard it's gets way worse before it gets better? Is that true? .. Those are some of the same things I heard about accutane, and I did't get way worse, but it's definitely getting better. Maybe since I sorta went through the get worse part with accutane, if i start retin A 6 months after i'm off accutane, i think it would be good maintaince. I'm so paranoid about going off accutane!

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