Is my Acne Severe Enough to Take Accutane?
- Asked by lalbers in Kanata, ON
- 2 years ago
I have 4 cystic pimples right now and plenty of other ones. I've used almost every topical acne prescription there is. I've taken tetracycline, doxycycline and started taking 50 mg minocycline twice daily, a month ago.
I saw little difference after about 2 weeks, then it seemed to get worse. I know I need to stay on it longer to see full results but how long should that take and is this experience normal?
And if it doesn't work, should I take Accutane? How long should that take to show results?
When to use Accutane
Although your acne is not severe, because it has proven refractory to other treatments you are a candidate for Accutane. I would consider it. If there is any scarring with your acne, then I would strongly suggest it. Best to you.
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