I have acne and after several years of tinkering, I've found the right combination of several prescription products daily to control it — benzoyl peroxide 6%, Solodyn, dapsone, Retin-A, clindamycin, and the list goes on. While I'm not pregnant now, I'd like to try and conceive in the next three years or so and I understand I shouldn't be using these products while pregnant or breastfeeding. Do you have any recommendations on what I should do? I was considering trying Accutane (prior to trying to get pregnant, of course), but I know it has serious side effects.
—Worried About Spots
As someone who's been trying to get pregnant, I've thoroughly researched this topic and am so glad you asked this question so I can share some knowledge with you! I'm glad that you’ve found a system that works for you in terms of your acne now. But since you’re interested in conceiving in the next few years, I will share with you information on Accutane as well as what is considered safe for acne treatment while pregnant, so keep on reading.