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Networking people with permanent dry/flakey skin from Accutane

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I TOOK ACCUTANE 5 YEARS AGO AND NOW I HAVE ROUGH, DRY, FLAKEY, PARCHED, LEATHERY, SKIN WITH ACCELERATED WRINKLING.

I AM IRISH, SO I THINK I AM MORE VULNERABLE TO THIS THAN OTHER PEOPLE. AND THIS MAY EXPLAIN WHY SOME SAY THEIR SKIN "RETURNS TO NORMAL" AFTER ACCUTANE AND OTHERS EXPERIENCE PERMANENT CHANGES.

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RESEARCH THIS, AND I THINK THE ACCUTANE KILLS OFF CERTAIN MECHANISMS INVOLVED WITH THE SKIN BARRIER THAT DAMAGES THE SKIN SURFACE "SEAL" AND REDUCES ELASTICITY AND DETERIORATED COHESION.

ALSO, SOME OF MY HAIR IS PERMANENTLY DRY AND WIREY NOW.

I WANT TO NETWORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE THESE ISSUES. I THINK IT IS SIMPLY A SMALL POPULATION OF PEOPLE WITH THIS PROBLEM (AGAIN I THINK CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE MORE VULNERABLE LIKE IRISH/ENGLISH/SCOTTISH SKIN) SO I THINK WE NEED TO CREATE A DEMAND FOR ATTENTION ON THIS PROBLEM. I AM HOPING TO AGGRESSIVELY IDENTIFY PEOPLE WITH ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH ON RELEVANT TOPICS. I HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME TREATMENTS TAILORED FOR THESE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS, BUTA T THE VERY LEAST I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND AND PROPERLY DIAGNOSE THE PRECISE MECHANISMS THAT HAVE BEEN DAMAGED.

I HAVE IDENTIFIED MANY INDIVIDUALS IN THE RESEARCH FIELD WHO PROBABLY COULD FIGURE OUT THIS PROBLEM BEST, BUT I THINK I NEED A NETWORK OF PEOPLE TO WORK TOGETHER, SINCE MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE DIFFICULT TO ACCESS AND CONTACT. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO PREPARE WHAT EXACTLY WE ARE ASKING FOR, AND THIS COULD INVOLVE FIGURING OUT WAYS TO QUANTIFY THE PROBLEMS WE ARE HAVING.

ANYWAY, IF YOU ARE HAVING THESE PROBLEMS AND INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER, MESSAGE ME. THIS MAY TAKE MONTHS AND YEARS TO FIGURE OUT, BUT I WANT TO HAVE A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH AND TRY TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AS BEST WE CAN.

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