Post # 1
I’m wondering if you guys have any probs with beauty treatments and waxing…
I’ve been on a maintanence dose for a couple of years now, and my skin is doing great things but I’ve a hard time healing after beauty treatments such as waxing in sensitive areas, and I’ve been told laser hair removal is a no go while on Accutane.
Usually I wouldn’t mind in the least, but I had aways imagined I’d b able to have a full on wax and maybe even some laser hair removal before the wedding, and now I’m told I shouldn’t. But I don’t want to have to shave every day of my honeymoon! Have you guys any ideas or experience with the above?
Post # 3
I was on it a couple of years ago, and then went back on it about a year ago as my skin started to go back to its old horrid ways! I am now off it again, but similar to you I was told not to have laser hair removal, and I really struggle with waxing. I found it was ok after the first dose a couple of years ago, but my skin seems to have changed since I came off the second dose a few months ago and I struggle with waxing in that my skin takes ages to heal and is very red and uncomfortable which feels awful.
If you can, I would suggest getting a wax a few days before your wedding only in very necessary places, and then just have to shave underarms, legs etc?
Post # 4
Ugh I so get that, I was fine at first, but now on the maintenence dose (the smallest you can get), it’s leaving me with all these problems! I’ve been told it will go away between 6-9 months after stopping the pill, but the catch is that it only takes about 3 months to get all the acne back. Grrr.
Post # 5
I took Accutane for five months about seven years ago and my skin hasn’t been the same since. I haven’t taken any since but I find my skin is really slow to heal and quite sensitive to the sun (this could be why they don’t recommend the laser treatment). I also have some patches of dark pigmentation on my face where I lost the skin while on treatment!
You could always talk to your beautician / waxer about doing a patch test on a hidden area to see how you go