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accutane, thin skin and tanning

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Hello,

I have a couple of questions I was hoping somone could help me with.

I finished my second course of Accutane about 7 months ago. My skin has become "thin". Will my skin regain it's "thickness"? If so, after how long?

Also, does tanning, artificial or natural, impede collagen growth in the skin?

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ya...thin in the sense that....i also can't explain LOL but i know what u mean by thin..since it was 7 months ago...tanning is not a problem.

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I guess I would explain "thin" skin as exaclty that, looking thin. The parts of my face that are not scarred seems to be "fatter". I have an area on both of my cheeks that seem to be a little dpressed and then boxcar scars on those areas. Since I finished my accutane my face looks like sh*t. The worst it has ever looked. Red spots and scars all over my cheeks. I am so depressed :D

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Any kind of tanning destroys the collagen in your skin.

I don't know much about Accutane. If you aren't still on it I would take a multivitamin,zinc(no more than 50 mg. daily, vitamins C and E( no more than 400 I.U of E).All of these vits are known for their skin healing properties; they will help somewhat.

If you are still on it, don't take any of those vits, bc they increase the levels of vit A in your body.

GLuck :D

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