Can I expose my skin to sunlight on 21st day of using isotretinoin ? (photos)
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Accutane and photosensitivity
Thank you for your question. A side effect of Accutane is photosensitivity, so if you are exposed to the sun for a long period of time, then the likelihood of getting a sunburn is higher than normal. Sunburns, especially while on Accutane, is not recommended because there are increase risks of scarring if the sunburns are severe. I always advise my Accutane patients to wear sunscreen with SPF at least 40, sun protection (i.e. hats with wide brims, umbrellas, etc.), and to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. I highly recommend you consult with your prescribing dermatologist regarding your questions and concerns. Take care and good luck.