What Rules Do I Have to Stick to While on Accutane?
- Asked by HayaLoots in Dubai, U.A.E
- 3 years ago
No laser or tanning on Accutane
Of course, the first rule is always: listen to your doctor. Accutane affects the sebaceous glands from which the skin heals after injury. For that reason, you should avoid all lasers. The family of drugs called retinoids also make you sun sensitive, so NO TANNING BOOTH! And be sure to use a suncreen everyday. Lastly, smoking is just plain bad for you, so quit. There is, however, no Accutane effect with smoking.
This is a rather small dose.
I feel the same way about tanning beds as I do smoking: it is bad for the skin. While I personally use Accutane on my patients in the summer months, and have yet to see a sunburn from it, only moderate sun exposure is compatible with Accutane.
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