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Do The Oil Reducing Effects Of Accutane Last?

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Oiliness is a big problem for me. I understand accutane should help with that but does the effect last after treatment is stopped? I gather the extreme dryness goes away so I presume there is some increase in sebum but is there any improvement on how it was before? I'd really appreciate anyone's experience here because I'm still trying to decide if accutane is for me and if there's no lasting effect on oil I might decide against it...


Post Roaccutane (finished December 2013) Regimen: MorningSimple Refreshing Facial WashPaula's Choice 2% BHA and 8% AHA Gels

Finacea 15% Azelaic Acid

Medik8 C- tetra

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Eyes with hyaluronic acid

Eucerin UltraSensitive Soothing Care for Normal-Combination Skin

La Roche Posay Dry Touch SPF 50+Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10, No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder - TranslucentEveningSimple Refreshing Facial WashDifferin 0.1% Adapalene La a Roche a Posay Lipikar Baume with Niacinamide <p>Vaseline100% acne free and left only with the faintest few red marks and shallow scarring. Products no longer used for acne prevention/treatment but for anti-ageing and hyper pigmentation (mostly just freckled now rather than post acne!)


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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.

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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.


Post Roaccutane (finished December 2013) Regimen: MorningSimple Refreshing Facial WashPaula's Choice 2% BHA and 8% AHA Gels

Finacea 15% Azelaic Acid

Medik8 C- tetra

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Eyes with hyaluronic acid

Eucerin UltraSensitive Soothing Care for Normal-Combination Skin

La Roche Posay Dry Touch SPF 50+Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10, No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder - TranslucentEveningSimple Refreshing Facial WashDifferin 0.1% Adapalene La a Roche a Posay Lipikar Baume with Niacinamide <p>Vaseline100% acne free and left only with the faintest few red marks and shallow scarring. Products no longer used for acne prevention/treatment but for anti-ageing and hyper pigmentation (mostly just freckled now rather than post acne!)


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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.

Oh that's really disappointing sad.png but thanks so much for telling me.

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Same for me. Only it was probably a bit quicker than that.

Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.


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My oil came back 2-3 weeks after I stopped Accutane. But I was able to use as little as 10mg once a day and still get the oil reducing effect, so that was nice.

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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.

Then how does Accutane work out for controlling acne for you? gasp.gif

I mean, isn't shutting down the oil glands being the whole purpose of Accutane?

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Same for me. Only it was probably a bit quicker than that.

Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.


Post Roaccutane (finished December 2013) Regimen: MorningSimple Refreshing Facial WashPaula's Choice 2% BHA and 8% AHA Gels

Finacea 15% Azelaic Acid

Medik8 C- tetra

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Eyes with hyaluronic acid

Eucerin UltraSensitive Soothing Care for Normal-Combination Skin

La Roche Posay Dry Touch SPF 50+Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10, No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder - TranslucentEveningSimple Refreshing Facial WashDifferin 0.1% Adapalene La a Roche a Posay Lipikar Baume with Niacinamide <p>Vaseline100% acne free and left only with the faintest few red marks and shallow scarring. Products no longer used for acne prevention/treatment but for anti-ageing and hyper pigmentation (mostly just freckled now rather than post acne!)


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I'm really sorry to hear that. Was the acne any better than before accutane? Did you try another course of accutane? Would you say it was worth it? I guess that last question depends on side effects and you just don't know if you're going to be in the majority with non serious side effects or one of the few severely and perhaps permanently affected... I don't like gambling!!

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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.

Then how does Accutane work out for controlling acne for you? gasp.gif

I mean, isn't shutting down the oil glands being the whole purpose of Accutane?


Helton's Accutane Log:

: )


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hi, its me again. lol.

I can tell you that for most people the oiliness does eventually come back even my derm said so. I took it for only a month and it took another month before my skin/hair got oily again. For most people the excess oil is caused by hormones so once the oil glands repair themselves, yes it does come back. That could be anywhere from a few months to 5 years. My guess is, people who are "cured" by accutane would have outgrown it anyway.

Also, on the downside some people who have taken very high doses for extended periods claim NONE of their sebum returns, and all their mucus membrains are permanantly died out, which means dry mouth, dry hair, dry eh, other things. Not good. . But, you know how I feel about accutane...crazy.gif

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Not in my case. My skin gradually went back to its normal oiliness after 2 years.

Then how does Accutane work out for controlling acne for you? gasp.gif

I mean, isn't shutting down the oil glands being the whole purpose of Accutane?

I believe that accutane works in a few ways like reducing oil production and regulating skin shedding. Also, oily skin doesn't cause acne. There are plenty of people with oily skin and no acne.

In my case, when the oily skin started to come back, so did the acne. I believe this is because all the effects of the accutane (including the regulation of skin shedding) were wearing off at the same time. So accutane gave me nice skin for two years, but in the end it wasn't a permanent solution.

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