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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

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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 :( but thanks so much for telling me.


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.

I think that that is the case for most people. That's why you hear of people with very oily skin going on ultra low doses indefinitely. I don't personally feel comfortable with being on accutane indefinitely, though. You should check out my most recent thread about green smoothies. They're reducing my oily skin to more comfortable levels similar to when I still had some of the effects 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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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? :o

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


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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?

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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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.

Did your acne come back as well? Was that any better than before? Would you say it was worth it? Sorry for all the questions!

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.

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!!


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!!

To be honest my skin isn't that much better than before accutane. I have more noninflamed acne, but slightly less inflamed acne. I attribute the less inflamed acne to not being a teenager anymore though, and not necessarily the accutane. I did not try another course of accutane because of the cost, side effects, and also because I believe it is not a permanent solution. Overall, I would say that it was not worth it for me to go on accutane. I had relatively few side effects while I was on the course, but I do have one long term side effect which I really wish I didn't have. I never had a problem with scarring and hyperpigmentation before accutane, and now my skin scars very easily. Before accutane I could literally have a gaping wound and it would heal without scarring, and now even small pimples and scrapes seem to scar me. I also don't believe it was worth it because it was not a long term solution. I'm now looking into solutions which will have longer lasting effects like diet and lifestyle changes, and so far I am having success.

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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.

Ohh interesting.

Can you tell us what height/weight and the dosage you had? :o

I have read that the total amount of Accutane matters in remission.


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.

Ohh interesting.

Can you tell us what height/weight and the dosage you had? gasp.gif

I have read that the total amount of Accutane matters in remission.

I actually don't remember my cumulative does. However, my derm did say it was enough for my height and weight which is 5'6" and 120 lbs. I do know though, that my course was about 8 months which is much longer than most people.

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