How heavy are you? The best way to stop relapsing after Accutane is to take it for up to 24 weeks at 1mg x kg of bodyweight per day.
It may also be helpful to continue with a combined oral contraceptive pill after finishing Accutane, as one of the reasons female patients relapse is because the acne is caused by an excess of, or a sensitivity to the effects of, hormones.
You must wait 6 months after finishing Accutane before having a cosmetic procedure done to avoid the increased risk of scarring and irritation.
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do you reccomend a oral contraceptive pill thats good at clearing up skin? I took yasmin but it mkade my skin worse so I got off of it. I have been scared to take birth control because I heard it makes you gain weight and I dont want that to happen! Do you know of a pill that will clear up skin and not make one gain weight? Thanks again ;)
Hi. Diane35 (called Dianette in the UK) is the pill most recommended to clear acne. It will not make you gain weight, but may increase your appetite so you may have to be careful what you eat. This does not happen to everyone, I take Diane35.
Thanks again, I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions!
What are your thoughts on yaz? I have heard it can be good for clearing up skin, and many say it helps battle increased hunger around time of your period. Does this mean it will not make people gain weight? Thanks!
Yaz helps some women because it is not based on testosterone like some pills are. It may help clear acne, but in the UK (where I am) this is an unlicenced indication and Diane35 (called Dianette over here) is the only birth control pill licenced as an acne treatment.
Both Yaz and Diane35 will make your periods lighter, more regular and less painful. The feelings which make the days before your period unpleasant (premenstrual syndrome) usually diappear.
The pill will not lead directly to weight gain but may increase appetite. This did not happen to me. I have taken Accutane and Diane35 for my skin, please see my pictures in my profile.