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How long after accutane until you got breakouts again?

How long after accutane did you get your first pimple?  

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  1. 1. How long after ending accutane did you get your first pimple?

    • 1 month
      0
    • 2 months
      0
    • 3 or more months
      1
    • Never
      2


I took Accutane from the very tail end of August through mid-March. (6 month course) but I missed a few days in between, missing about five days of pills at the end. I don't think it made a difference, but I think about it sometimes. I had already had my final appointment, and since I am 14, and my mom thought I was having psychological side affects (which I wasn't), she just wanted me to stop. I was totally clear for one month at that point, and pretty much mostly clear since month two.

So now, today I got this pretty big pimple on my chin, and I guess I'm freaking out because I haven't had a pimple like this since October! Is it too soon to be getting pimples like this? It isn't painful. It is pretty red, and I didn't have it this morning, and I didn't even notice it at 3pm.

I am supposed to use Tazorac three times a week. I use the same cetaphil moisturizer I used during accutane, and I use Neutrogena stress control facial wash. I actually use tazorac almost every night because my oil is coming back, and I want to try and make it go away!

QUESTIONS:

- How long after ending accutane did you get your first pimple?

- Any advice for post-accutane regimens?

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Approximately six years. I did not have a full course of Accutane though as I injured my knee and had to have emergency surgery.

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I've gotten a pimple here and there, but not breakouts. It's been almost 2 years.

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I've been on two courses in the past and about to go on a third. I think my acne came back approximately after a year each time. It really depends on how severe and stubborn your acne is.

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Same here. I've been on two courses already in the past and about to go on third this month. My acne always comes back after 6 months or so...

I guess I have the stubborn acne :shifty:

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