Mild Acne, (Ro)Accutane and Contact Lenses
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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Hi > I’m just posting this message as I am wondering about whether to go > ahead and try RoAccutane (if I can persuade my doctor). > I’m now 23 years old and it now seems a distant memory when I last had > clear skin. I think I started getting spots when I was about 15, a lot > of my friends also got them too. But as their spots cleared up by the > end of their teens mine have remained and this is starting to really > annoy me, I want to get rid of the little B****** forever! > My acne has never been really, really bad, I just always have a few > spots dotted over my face (and for the first time in my life a > horrible cluster on my back!) So my doctors have never given me > anything except oral anitbiotics, topical antibiotics and benzoxl > peroxide. Some of these seem to have a small effect for a while and > then my spots come back after I finish the treatment, but none of them > clear my face completely of spots. > I’ve been reading a lot about Ro Accutane and wondered if it would be > a good idea for me, seeing as I have mild acne. Have people used it > for mild acne before? was it easy to be put on a course when your acne > was only mild? > I’ve heard about the side-effects and don’t mind using vaseline and > lip balm. My only concern is that I won’t be able to wear my soft > contact lenses. Has anyone got any experience of using contact lenses > whilst on ro acutane? (Yes I am spotty and short-sighted! – but not > that bad looking!!!) I’ve never had problems with dry eyes and > contacts before, so I hope it wouldn’t effect me too much. As long as > I can wear contacts when I go out I don’t mind wearing glasses for > work. > Thanks for your help in advance, any replies are much appreciated! > Tom > Your doctor will tell you, and the information booklet that comes with > the capsules will tell you to avoid contact lens use while on accutane > or any related med. It isn’t worth scratching your cornea just to avoid > wearing glasses when you go out. Swallow your pride and wear the specs, > or just stay in when on the med. If you’ve gone out in public with acne, > then how bad can it be going out with your glasses on?
I’m not being funny but specs are quite fashionable (Denis Taylor specs not included). I know so many people that wear frames with standard glass just to look good. If I were you, I’d ditch the contacts and wear the glasses on or off accutane. There was a recent survey that said 68% of women go for guys with specs! *** Usenet.com – The #1 Usenet Newsgroup Service on The Planet! *** http://www.usenet.com Unlimited Download – 19 Seperate Servers – 90,000 groups – Uncensored
IMO, it depends on the glasses. But as long as they are fashionable, I think they look good on guys. A plus, depending on the style. FWIW – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->or off accutane. There was a recent survey that said 68% of women go for >guys with specs! > so is this out of the 100% of women who would prefer guys without glasses??
>or off accutane. There was a recent survey that said 68% of women go for >guys with specs!
so is this out of the 100% of women who would prefer guys without glasses??
>f your acne is really mild (e.g a couple of spots now and again), then an >NHS-derm will not prescribe Roaccutane. If on the other hand you go to a >private derm, most of them are quite willing to prescribe it to you even for >the mildest cases (