Im not sure, i myself am not on accutane, i cant afford it but im on minocycline and lately ive been getting more whiteheads also. could be from washing overly too (weeks ago) but My guess is yes since bacteria can cause whiteheads then yes it will help in the future. i heard it takes 3 months to see results with any oral antibiotic. try using alittle bp on the outside every once and a while to help the outside until the accutane kicks in and dont pop them. trust me. they can scar. goodluck.
hmm well is your whiteheads like everywhere? like do they look as if there is hundreds of them?? Mine seem to be sometimes itchy?? Ahh i never had a problem with this (only cystic acne) i'm scared it won't go away. Hopefully it does...
I'm on accutane and my derm said that accutane only gets rid of zits and blackheads but not whiteheads. I didn't have a lot but still had some. She recommended facials for those, which my insurance covers every month. I only had 1 facial so far and yes, they got rid of them.
Do facials really help with whiteheads?? (mine look like little hard stones..)..
I also heard facials can sometimes cause you to breakout or people have an allergic reaction.. have you or anyone else experience this?
Last edited by *pig_tails*; 11-29-2005 at 09:10 PM.
yes i have! my last facial ( i loved them before ) i forgot to tell her i was on Retin - A and i broke out sooo horribly... this was 2 or 3 yrs ago. yes they can make you break out, i recommend bringing your own cleanser/toners etc so your face doesnt get confused. but deff ask your derm b4 you go to one because he may object to it while on accutane, like most do. good luck!
My derm recommended the facials. She said they are designed especially for accutane users. I can't tell the difference b/c I never had a facial before My insurance covers the facials too. I do trust her b/c my derm is pretty experienced, maybe she is more willing to take risks. Or maybe it's because I didn't have a lot of whiteheads. I don't know.
Did you have alot of whiteheads before you did the facial??
I'm going crazy over these whiteheads! they look like hundreds of little rocks!! and when i was my face its all bumpy!! I never had these before.. i suddenly got them after my skin got an allergy from this aloe cream i used...
I also read somewhere accutane does help with whiteheads? have i been misinformed? ahh.. anyone who had lots of whiteheads and was cured with accutane please let me know..
Last edited by *pig_tails*; 11-29-2005 at 11:34 PM.