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Accutane for very oily skin and big pores

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hey guys and girls.

my name is tobi andd I'm from germany.

I had pretty nasty acne when I was 17. My derm took me on tane.

had a 6 months course. so acne went away completely. I'm 20 now and I've a pimple here and there because of my very strict diet and BP Gel. I have moderate scars from tane I think (initial breakout etc.).

and here is my problem:

I have very very oily skin and because of that my pores are getting bigger and bigger!

I'm so sick of that! if I forget apllying my bp gel I'll get new pimples or if I don't do my diet strict enough.

my derm would put me on tane again but only 20mgs every 3 days. mainly for the oily skin.

BUT i'm scarred because I think tane has scarred me....but it helped me big time too....

do u guys think 20mgs tane every three days could give me new scars???

is there an intially breakout at this stage of dosage?

please help me out...

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I don't know, as far as my experience is going ...all of the old scars i got rid of or have improved before accutane have come back, i can see rolling scars looking more obvious then ever before, i have faith that i can use the same method to plump them up like i did in the past...

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I don't know, as far as my experience is going ...all of the old scars i got rid of or have improved before accutane have come back, i can see rolling scars looking more obvious then ever before, i have faith that i can use the same method to plump them up like i did in the past...

What was your method if you don't mind me asking? I just started accutane a week ago and i think my rolling scars look worse now :cry:

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I don't know, as far as my experience is going ...all of the old scars i got rid of or have improved before accutane have come back, i can see rolling scars looking more obvious then ever before, i have faith that i can use the same method to plump them up like i did in the past...

What was your method if you don't mind me asking? I just started accutane a week ago and i think my rolling scars look worse now :cry:

My method was basically Super cp serum then dab on some emu oil to make it penetrate (you'll feel a sting, that's how you know) and 20% SA peels maybe once a week with some breaks in between because you need to build up your skins tolerance to all this. Within a couple of months my skin never looked better, did nothing for ice pic scars, but the rolling and lines type it made a difference, just try not to apply under your eye areas because it can be a little harsh.

Note: i wouldnt dare do any of that now that i am on accutane, but i am applying tri reduction maybe 2x a week which is not as strong as super cp, and emu oil is calming down any irritation and redness for now.

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I don't know from personal experience but I just asked a Dr. about going on alow dose of Accutane for acne scarring b/c other people have improved their scars w/ a low dosage or atleast have said they have. a He said that could be an option for me but the risks r the same for taking a low dosage and high dosage and it's really exp. I don't have insurance btw so I replied I don't care it's my face were talking about.He instead put me on doxycline? for mild acne and said we could talk about Accutane b-4 my Fraxel2 treatment which is in January but if when I go back I decide to give it a go instead of Fraxel I'll have to wait until I'm off of it and atleast 6mo. afterwards to have Fraxel.So I think a low dosage could do your scars some good but I'm just going by what others and the Dr. had said. I then asked the Dr. if I would ever break-out again after going on tane and he told me yes it can return like w/i 3-6mo., and I appreciated his honesty.

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Most people respond to accutane like I did. No problems, dry skin and no acne on or after. My doctor puts 1/10 on accutane twice and has put only 5 people on it three times. He is pretty old and has a lot of experience with it. As far as waiting 6 months for Fraxels I would say u should be good with the maximum of maybe 2 or 3 months after. I went for consult on accutane and was told that it wouldnt make a difference but that they are made to say that a 2 month wait is a good idea. Anyway my skin was back to normal after only like 2 or 3 weeks and still is. I would do accutane for sure if u still break out and scar.

U can buy accutane from Canada Online or something like that. Its a real online pharmacy that sells accutane for about 1/5 the price of buying without insurance. I would do the high dose as that is the best way to do it and the best way to have permanant results. U have to scan the script to the company and they will fill the prescription. They put it through a system that will void it out if u try to then fill it at the drugstore or somehting. Good idea for someone not insured.

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