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accutane and scarring

hi all, i have mod/severe cystic acne and am debating whether i should go on accutane. my primary concern with accutane is whether it can cause more scars or make my current scars even worse. i would greatly appreciate any advice. thanks.

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Accutane won't make your existing scars worse. You may experience additional scarring while on it since you will still be breaking out for awhile and the healing response slows. However, think about how much scarring you'll have if the acne continues through your life. I'd advise you to go for it - as someone who also had mod/severe nodulocystic acne - it was so worth it. My scarring is actually pretty minimal. It's there, but i'm the only one who ever notices it, and i'd trade a little scarring for clear skin any day.

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