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Blackheads disappearing

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I started accutane 4 weeks ago and about 1-2 weeks in I got crazy blackheads like never before. They've started to slowly fade by then...noticebly and eventually at this rate they'll all be gone.

Once they are gone does that mean they are gone for good? I'll never get blackheads again?

And has anyone had blackheads come up...then leave...then come back?

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fredjones, that's going to vary for everyone. I'm two years post and have had maybe three blackheads develop. Others have noticed blackheads returning (along with other forms of acne), but those folks usually require another round of Accutane or some other form of treatment if that's not an option. One way to keep them away is to start a topical regimen as maintenance once you're finished with the course. Bring that up with your dermatologist to see what he or she thinks. It's pretty common.

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2 months post- SOME blackheads have returned, but no inflammatory acne. my derm said that this is common.

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