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Accutane Approved, What Next?

Hello all,

I am a 21 year old male struggling with acne.

I've been through countless dermatology appointments and have tried it all.

Before I left for a semester abroad in Europe, my doctor said I could try accutane if I so chose to.

I am still tentative and my parents do not like the long list of side effects.

Anyways, my acne is 100% due to the overproduction of oil, my nose/forehead/chin becomes an oil slick a few hours after a morning shower.

It's unfortunate but realistically the only way I can stop my acne is by stopping the oil production (I believe).

I am hopeful that a 20mg dosage would curtail oil production and I could continue on living life.

I get dry skin and lips without accutane, however, so I am concerned about that in terms of severe side effects.

I know accutane must be run for a certain period of time, I am planning on consulting with my doctor soon.

Any advice before I reach out to her? I am setting a goal of trying to get clear by summer, so any advice would be very helpful.

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