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Post Accutane, when will you be able to apply a retinoid again?

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Hi guys, I'm about to start taking Accutane and I know if you want to get chemical pels to address the pigmentation problems after your Accutane treatment, you're supposedto wait 6 months.

Does anyone know how long post Accutane you're supposed to wait before applying a topical retinoid? I want to know so I can be ableto *time* everything from here on out.


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I don't think there is any reason why you can't use a retinoid immediately after ceasing accutane. I am on low dose accutane (10mg per day) and I am using retin-a concurrently. Nevertheless, since you haven't started accutane, you'll see your derm again, so you'll have a few months to direct your question to him/her.

Also, just for future reference, I think retinoids have to be stopped 2 weeks before a peel because of the way it thins your epidermal layer. So just to be safe, ask your derm about it too.

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