Our expert says:
Hi Lana, thank you for the question and my apologies for the long delay with my response.
My advice would be to follow what you dermatologist has said but from my experience we have had good success using the generics but I must admit most of the patients treated have only had mild to moderate acne.
Retin A has been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and soften the appearance of pigmentation. It should not be used in place of a moisturizer and one would need to add a moisturizer to your topical regime. Typically sensitivity to Retin A has been reported with long term use so one may consider using it every alternate night.
Isotretinion has been shown to increase the sensitivity of the skin to any light (sun light, laser, IPL, etc.) so even with the correct setting one may burn the skin with obvious side effects. So my advice would not to have any form of technology based treatment until 9 months after the Roaccutane has been stopped.
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