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1st time on Ro-accutane/Moisturiser

Guest tenshigirl25

I was just prescribed (ro) - accutane yesterday, i am 25, f and the 1st time id ever been to a dermatologist. my acne used to be very mild but in the last year has gone from mild to moderate and now the derm says quit severe as they seem to be everywhere and even a few cysts which i didnt think i had. so i cant wait to see what happens with this drug. i think i didnt wanna beleive my skin was getting so bad but at least this is a step in the right direction. i get my blood test today and proably start within a week.

so my 1st question about all this is in the roaccutan booklet it says to moisturise on the face but not on the actual lesion. so does that mean i have to just pat it in the dry areas or wont my whole face be dry? i got these damn pimples everywhere so i dont see how i can go around it. or do i just try not to rub it in so much?

thanks for any advice on this.. eusa_angel.gif

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i tell patients to get a good bit of moisturizer rub their hand together and then press on their face all around...much like you were drying your face with a towel...or covering your face with your hands...mild pressure will get enough of it where it needs to be...you can get moisturizer on the lesion...in fact moisture will help reduce possible scarring...the patting on method is only useful as an non irritating form of application...feel free to GENTLY rub until you clear up then you can be a bit firmer with the application...but if its uncomfortable then pat...best of luck

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