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i have been taking 20mg per day of isotretinoin for 5 days. in 5 days i have a tattoo. should i stop taking it until then and wait a week or so after the tattoo to take it again?

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replied April 17th, 2017
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A60880
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The oral intake of isotretinion prior to or immediately after any surgical intervention/tattooing is associated with delayed skin healing in some cases,there are many studies which support this.I would suggest that you discuss this with your dermatologist before going for a tattoo while taking this medicine.
Wishing you best of health


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