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5 Doctor Answers | Asked by erica_roman88 in san jose
Accutane causes the skin to get very dry which can result in redness or even eczema. You may need a richer moisturizer or even topical steroid therapy. The redness may also represent another condition. You should discuss these symptoms with your treating dermatologist.
It is quite common to see redness during after Accutane due to dryness, and inflammatory nature of Accutane. For the redness to persists more than 10 months, something else may be going on, e.g. acne rosacea, inadequate sun protection or moisturization.
Redness of the skin in patients on Accutane can be due to several different causes. Accutane can cause extreme dryness of the skin. This dryness itself can lead to redness and irritation. This can be treated using a combination of moisturizers, topcial steroids, and topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. Another cause of redness is a "stain" left in the skin after pimples have gone away. This postinflammatory pigmentation will fade with...
Accutane can make your skin more sensitive. I have definitely seen red patches develop in individuals on Accutane. Most of the time, these red patches resolve after discontinuation of the medication. On the other hand, you may also have a natural tendency to develop Rosacea, possibly unrelated to Accutane. I would discuss this concern with your dermatologist.