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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I am currently on 60mg of accutane (isotretinoin) per day

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I am currently on 60mg of accutane (isotretinoin) per day (have been for around 2 months) and I've been invited to go on holiday with someone to Portugal, but I've heard bad reviews about how skin reacts to the sun whilst on accutane. The holiday is on 26th June so could I come off of them now and then resume them when I get back? The question is - would coming off of them for 3 weeks normalise my skin so it won't burn that easily and become less vulnerable to burn etc.? If there's any risk at all I won't go on the holiday.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology