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Old 12-29-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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acne coming back after accutane

I was on accutane about a year ago. the results were amazing and within 2 weeks of taking the pills my face was clear. However, now that im off the medicine, as much as i dont want to admit it, my acne is slowly but surely coming back (mainly around the jawline). I'd would rather not go on another course of accutane but it does pretty much guarantee clear skin. Before i took accutane I was on Minocycline for a while. It worked great but after i went off of it my acne came back even worse, so i dont think ill be doing that again.
any suggestions?

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Old 01-01-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: acne coming back after accutane

I almost started Accutane because my acne was unbearable, especially on the jaw line and on my forehead. When I looked over the side affects of accutane I looked at other alternatives. I looked into Omnilux blue light treatment.

It took about 6 months of painless light therapy and I have been acne free for 3 years now. I dont get those huge bothersome pimples on my jaw nor do I get those whiteheads any more. Check to see if theres a doctor in your area that has a machine. It really works.

Just do a online search for it. Im sure you'll find more information.

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