Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
eliz

accutane AND tazorac?

Recommended Posts

I've been on accutane for 3 months now... just got my fourth month prescription from my doctor today. Still getting the odd pimple every other week or so... but instead of the cysts I was getting pre-accutane, its now just small whiteheads and millia that have been there forever that are coming to the surface and turning into pimples. I still have a small line of milia under the skin... on the side of my jaw. On here, I see that these can be removed by a dermatologist. But today, mine told me he wouldn't do that until I was off accutane -- AND said accutane wouldn't get rid of them. (as these keep turning into pimples on me, that had me a tad bit concerned.) Instead, he gave me tazorac to put solely on that spot, said it would take two months or so to take a hike.

Has anyone else been given this combination?

And... the doctor tells me tazorac will not turn them into pimples, but will instead make them "flake" and go away.

Can anyone out there testify to this?

I'm sure you can understand... I'm not all that interested in breaking out anymore 3 months into accutane!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've heard of one gal on here who had that same combo prescribed because her insurance wouldn't cover an increased dosage of 'tane. Anyway, from what I understand, it worked ok, but I would go slow with using this stuff. Tazorac is REALLY drying. Try using it every third night to start out, then every other, and so on.

I just started Taz about two weeks ago after finishing 'tane because my doc says you have to stay on a retinoid to maintain results. Hope she's right about that one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×