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Hi For the past year I have been dealing with bad outbreaks of acne and have tried many prescriptions such as lymecycline, epiduo, duac, and none of them have worked, so last month I got referred to see a dermatologist with the intention of going back on accutane for the second time. But last week I went on holiday and had a lot of exposure to the sun and my spots have pretty much cleared up. THere are still small outbreaks but nowhere near as bad as before. I am worried that the dermatologist will not put me on accutane. Will I be able to go on it even though spots are not bad at the minute, because I know for a fact in two months time I will start breaking out badly again? Thanks

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Make sure to tell this to your dermatologist. You're not supposed to get sun exposure once you're on Accutane, so your skin will probably need to heal before he/she puts you on it, but I don't doubt that they'll put you on it if you have reoccurring acne - especially if you've been on Accutane before.

If it's cystic, I'm sure you'll have no problems, even if it's "clear" now.

Good luck!

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