Does breakout happen during the second course of isotretinoin before getting better?

Im on my second course of isotretinon i had few mild acne on my face but after my second course they are increasing and there are a lot ,im on third week .....is it expected like worse before getting better

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Accutane and breakouts

Thank you for your question. Breakouts when starting isotretinoin therapy is very common and to be expected. This being your second course of isotretinoin does not play a role in regards to the severity of your breakouts. Acne tends to get worse before it gets better especially when starting therapy. Be patient with the treatment. I highly recommend you consult with your prescribing physician regarding your therapy and for further questions. Take care and good luck.


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