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permanent dry lips?

I finished accutane about 3 and a half weeks ago and though my lips are certainly better than when i was on accutane i still need to use aquaphor everday. Could my lips stay dry forever? If so i regret gong on accutane i have terrible scars, hyperpigmintation and dry lips yay. Does anyone else still have dry lips or have had them forever?

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Hmm I really doubt lip dryness will last forever. You said it got better, and general consensus agrees that the dryness takes 1-2 months to go away. I wouldn't be worried

And I would certainly not regret going on accutane because of hyperpigmination/scars! If it was not for accutane stopping the acne, the hyperpigmination/scars would have just gotten worse. Also, with me personally at least, a lot of "scars" and hyperpigmination begin to fade quicker as the skin returns to normal.

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I've been off Accutane for 105 or so days. My lips aren't as cracked and painful like they were during Accutane, but I still need to apply chapstick multiple times a day. I'm really starting to think that it's permanent. Do I regret it? No. Clear skin trumps needing chap stick any day in my book.

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Not to discourage you or anything, but I've had dry lips all throughout the treatment and it's still the same now (2-3 years later). Arrgh!!

Definitely very, very annoying, but still... beats crap skill by a long way.

I've gone to the doctor (not the dermatologist thought) and she didn't think there was anything to be done for it.

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