I had my Derm appointment today, and i showed him the article about the low dose and ultra low dose accutane from the dermetologytimes website.
He read it with interest and his first comment was:
In France they’v made it illigal for doctors to prescribe low doses of accutane over long periods, which is basically what the study suggests.
There is no proof, and no studies to show that long term use of this drug is safe.. or not.
I personally wouldnt take accutane for long periods, even if it is at 5mg per week or whatever
He said that if you were to treat your acne with ultra low dose accutane, you may get clear skin without side effects, but the acne would 100% come back as soon as you stop! so theres no point
On the other hand he was in favour of low dose accutane for people with not so severe acne, and those who have failed to respond to other medications (such as myself)
So i dunno.. make up your own mind..
I would think long term use of accutane could be harmfull and useless