Will Accutane get rid of clogged pores and blackheads?
Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:47 PM
Accutane can be very good at unclogging pores given enough time. So I've read anyway.
I'm on accutane myself, day 50 or something. Before that I was on mandelic acid and occasionally green cream.
My pores are not so clogged up anymore (what was most effective from the list of products above I'm not sure) but my pores look huge. In my case it seems that the clearance of gunk from the pores have made them appear that bit larger, unfortunately.
Maybe after a couple of months or three more they will look smaller. I've reduced the dosage of accutane and planning on being on a low dose regime for many months.
Today, I've even applied green cream. Maybe that's not such a smart idea but I got tired of not using anything topically... I'm curious to see what effects low dose accutane combined with GC will have. Maybe it will do more harm than good but I got impatient so I thought what the heck...
Anyway the effects of accutane vary from person to person. Maybe you'll have massive success with it. Who knows, maybe after a while my pores will appear smaller but at this point I'm not holding my breath. Still, 50 days is not a long time when it comes to accutane. Especially not when doing low dose!
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:55 PM
How will you convince the derma to put you on a long-term low dosage of accutane? Or are you buying it outside of this? Sometimes I wish I could pay for health-care, so that accutane in the UK would be given to moderate but persistant acne sufferers.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:43 PM
So far no improvement.
Not only that, but I have cystic acne now.
I would advise alternative treatments but I also took accutane two other times in my life and those times it was AWESOME, like worked in two weeks and I had perfect skin for the entire treatment and up to like a year or two after...
Do other stuff first though, thats what i'd suggest, im gonna stick it out cuz im already so far into it...
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:15 PM
Accutane will clear it, but it takes a long time. My cystic acne left after month 1, but my pores purged the entire course so it takes a long ass time but yes it will/.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:34 AM
Sounds like it's different for everyone!
10 mg/day cleared my pores completely in 2 months ... and they were almost clear after the first 30 days.
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