When you're a super-famous, super-handsome dude Chris Pine, you have a lot of things to think about. full-frontal scene fanny pack looks silly. You know, normal things. And while it's easy to assume that they are good-looking.
I Am the Night earlier this week, Pine was the latest male celeb to Asked about his skincare routine Frank Ocean and Pharrell ). "He was finally confessing to having terrible acne problems as a teenager, crediting a controversial treatment, something much stronger than night cream or exfoliation with his glow up." I've been on Accutane, "he said.
* Record scratch * The A-list actor admitted that he had problems with his skin so bad bad that he needed the world's most powerful acne medication to get through it.
* Double record scratch * But Accutane is a super intense, potentially dangerous drug, right?
Accutane (which you would need a prescription for anyway), there's a lot you need to know about it. Many people refer to it as the "last-resort" of acne treatments, meaning it's so powerful, it should only be used in the most extreme cases. And while we are commending Pine for being honest about his past, like some other celebs ), Accutane is not for everyone.
Joshua Zeichner, MD, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research, Dermatology, at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, to find out everything you need to know about Accutane. While the "miracle drug" does not want to increase your chances of getting a lip-lock scene with Gad Gadot, it may be right.
WTF is Accutane, Anyway?
"Isotretinoin," says Dr. Accutane. Signatory. "The brand-name product was taken off the US market in 2009, however several generic versions are currently available." So if you ask your doctor for Accutane, you know that you probably will not get Accutane. However, that does not mean the versions on the market today are any less intense.
How Does It Work?
Acne is caused by one of two main factors, but most of the treatments are only one or two of them-that's the key to Accutane's efficacy. "Isotretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A in the skin, reduces inflammation, prevents cells from sticking together in the pores [buildup]and lowers levels of acne-causing bacteria," Signatory. Isotretinoin is FDA approved for anyone.
Who Is Accutane Best For? over the age of 1
2 and is said to have severe acne and those who have physical (or emotional) scars, "says dr. Signatory. Those emotional scars? "We know that acne is more than skin-deep and can have a significant effect on emotional well-being," he says. Most importantly, and the reason why it's often thought of as a last resort, is that it's especially useful for people who have become more resistant to other, more traditional, treatments like topical medications and antibiotics.
How Long Do You Have to Take It?
The exact treatment plan varies on a variety of factors, including your gender, weight, and severity of acne. "Patients take the [oral] medication daily, generally for five to seven months," says Dr. Signatory. Some patients require only one round of treatment. Doctors recommend waiting for two months between them.
How Long Do The Results Last?
"Patients almost universally experience permanent improvements in the skin," says Dr. Signatory.
"What Do I Have to Keep In Mind When I'm Using It?"
"The most common side effects are dryness of the skin and the lips? Draftsman, which means you may need to ramp up your moisturizing routine . American Academy of Dermatology advises using daily sun protection and avoiding tanning beds. They also advise against donating blood during treatment (and 30 days after your last pill).
Does It Have A Lot Of Other Side Effects?
The conversation around Accutane is controversial, mainly because of its other potential side effects. "Rarely, it can affect the liver, so monthly blood tests are necessary [when taking the medication]," says Dr. Signatory. "Some patients can develop headaches and blurry vision." Confusion can come from word-of-mouth and misinformation. "There is a questionable association with depression and mood changes, which have been largely disproven," he says. "It has been disproved that."
I Heard It Causes Infertility. Is That True?
Studies have shown that it does not have a negative effect on male fertility. It can, however, have an effect on women. "It can cause birth defects, so women of childbearing potential must be on two forms of contraception," says Dr. Draftsman.
Someone Told Me Accutane Can Kill You. What Gives?
Death by Accutane is a myth, probably started by a 2010 court case. Not only was the verdict reversed in his favor, but as dr.
How do I know if it will work for me?
"It is important to speak with your dermatologist about the ideal regimen for you," says Dr , Signatory. "Despite having many potential side effects, when properly monitored by your dermatologist, isotretinoin is a safe and effective medication that I use in my daily practice." Like other prescription medications, there is a reason you have to get accutane from a doctor. Garrett Munce