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  1. In fact, a quick literature review would show you that there HAVE been long-term, controlled studies on low-dose Accutane. In 1993, a study was published reporting the results of a 10mg/day treatment in older adults for the prevention of new basal cell carcinoma. The relevant results were that, compared to placebo, the patients who took isotretinoin had serum triglyceride levels that were statistically significantly higher than those who took placebo; however, the occurrence was still very low
  2. I'm a caucasion male, and I'll be 27 in March. I've had moderate acne since I was around 13 or 14, and it just never went away. I tried everything from OTC meds to prescription topicals to antibiotics to Accutane, but nothing worked long-term! Accutane was a Godsend for 6 to 9 months at a time. Everytime I took it, I cleared up 100%; but within a year, it would start to come back. I always thought that by the time I was approaching 30, I'd have outgrown it. I never did. So why am I posting? We
  3. A meal with fat in it. Seriously, don't worry about it.
  4. I use Aquaphor at night and when I'm at home, but I use Blistex Lip Medex when I'm out in public. Works just fine for me!
  5. You're being much too impatient. Most people do not see results until the 3rd month or thereafter. I didn't see continuous improvement (i.e., no more new acne) until the start of the 4th month. I've taken Accutane before, too.
  6. Same here, but I attributed it to the lotion. It moisturizes your face, yes, but it also effectively puts a layer over it, making it hard for your skin to breathe. That's what I figured was happening, because it only happens if I've put lotion on that morning.
  7. Drench them with Aquaphor whenever you can for as long as you possibly can, and keep your mouth shut unless absolutely necessary. I have even gone so far as to only eat foods that can be eaten in small bites or with a fork/spoon.
  8. I was clear for about the last three months of each course plus around five or six months post-Accutane, for a total of almost nine clear months per course. Unfortunately, my facial acne would always return after this just as bad as before. My body acne, however (chest, back, arms) has been completely cured since my first course. I have had ZERO relapse in body acne in the last 6 years. I was not that bad to begin with, but now it's completely gone!
  9. Your skin is going to look horrible if you don't moisturize, and it makes healing difficult. So not only will you not heal well, having overly dry skin can irritate it and potentially cause more breakouts and uneven tone. Really, you're being silly if you don't do it.
  10. I just...kiss. I've been smoochin' on the girl I'm dating. I lick my lips prior to the kiss, but that's about it. lol And if my lips are getting too bad, I reapply the lip balm. Ya gotta do whatcha gotta do!
  11. Awesome! Lucky you. I take forever to heal when I'm on 'tane. When I'm not on 'tane, red marks are gone within a week; but on 'tane, it takes MONTHS sometimes. I have marks from pimples I got 2 months ago still! That's unheard of for me.