Hi, I am 24 and have been on isotretinoin (and antibiotics) on and off for the past 6 years. My acne tends to come back after some time off isotretinoin. As of now, I have been on isotretinoin (10mg 3 times a week) for the past 6 months, and have been prescribed a cleanser and cream.

My skin is currently relatively clear, except for some tiny bumps (that don’t seem to be pimples) that I tend to get on my forehead and chin, and flat acne scars. Would you advise that I stop the oral medication? I am afraid to go off the meds for fear that the acne will return eventually.

At the same time, do you have any tips on preventing acne from returning after completing courses of isotretinoin?