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why do you have to wait 6 months

why do you have to wait 6 months after accutane before you can do anything?

shouldnt you take care of the problems while they are in the healing stage?

has anyone done anything directly after accutane

- copper peptides?

- supercop whatever that is

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why do you have to wait 6 months after accutane before you can do anything?

shouldnt you take care of the problems while they are in the healing stage?

has anyone done anything directly after accutane

- copper peptides?

- supercop whatever that is

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From http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic744.htm

"Contraindications: In addition to careful examination of the skin lesion or defect, a detailed history is paramount in the evaluation of the patient for dermabrasion. For example, do not perform dermabrasion for 6-12 months following isotretinoin therapy. Delayed reepithelialization and hypertrophic scarring have been reported in patients who underwent dermabrasion during or shortly after isotretinoin therapy. This complication is believed to be related to the effect of the isotretinoin molecule on epithelial cells and fibroblasts. Postpone dermabrasive surgery in patients with active herpetic lesions."

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I took accutane for about 18 months. I had pretty bad acne, accutane cured me, but it was not easy. Accutane is a really hardcore drug that operates on your liver. They have actually thought about yanking it off the market a few times, but for people that cannot get rid of it any other way, it remains. Your skin can be considered in an extremely vulnerable state during and for the 6 months or so after you get off the goods. Most comparable to like if you wanted to do something to your skin while you have a bad sunburn. The wait sucks, and you'll see maybe some side fx probably for years to come, but if it cures you, you'll probably not complain. You want your skin near to or at full strength before you get into any procedures, otherwise you may doom yourself from the start because your skin still works the accutane even after you quit it, eg the 6-8 month wait. You may still even get some breakouts for a while, but after a year or so, they will bother you no more.

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