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    Old 12-01-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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    Does isotretinoin thin or thicken the skin

    One short question, does accutane thins or thickens the skin.

    Most of the accutane users say that it it thinned their skin but the 3 studies that I've read say that it really thickens the epidermis and that the dermis stays about the same, so overall orally taken isotretinoin thickens the skin.

    So what's really the truth, does orally taken isotretinoin thins or thickens the skin.


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    Old 12-06-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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    Re: Does isotretinoin thin or thicken the skin

    I'm no expert but I've been reading from accutane users talk a lot about thinning skin, lots of redness and dark circles. But everyone is different and you will hear people talk about thinning skin, thickening skin, others will see no difference.

    Old 02-01-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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    Re: Does isotretinoin thin or thicken the skin

    i'm on my second month and i havent really notised a diffrence in the thickning or thining but it has dried out alot if ur goin onto accutane (isotretinoin) i'd use dr. dan's chapstick

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