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What causes Acne to come back after accutane??

I have tried to find the answer to this elsewhere but have failed. My skin is perfectly clear but I have read in some cases after a few years it can come back. I am just wondering how this works or how it happens?

Thank you for your time

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The oil glands get going again, which can cause acne to return.

The acne may not actually be caused by oil, but your oil glands are what PRODUCES acne. So let's say your acne is caused by a poor diet. Even if you continue your poor diet, on accutane your skin will stop producing acne because (in theory) the oil glands are totally shut down.

The reason accutane "cures" most people is that the oil glands, even once they start working again, will be smaller and produce less oil than they did before accutane.

I asked my derm, too. Luckily he specializes in breaking things down for the commonfolk. :)

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The oil glands get going again, which can cause acne to return.

The acne may not actually be caused by oil, but your oil glands are what PRODUCES acne. So let's say your acne is caused by a poor diet. Even if you continue your poor diet, on accutane your skin will stop producing acne because (in theory) the oil glands are totally shut down.

The reason accutane "cures" most people is that the oil glands, even once they start working again, will be smaller and produce less oil than they did before accutane.

I asked my derm, too. Luckily he specializes in breaking things down for the commonfolk. :)

Great reply straight to the point a question that a lot of people have had on their mind ;)

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