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Old 08-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Questions about accutane

I am a 17 year old boy and I have been taking accutane for about a month and a half. I know what my dermatologist has told me about when I should start to see some improvement, but I am looking to hear from people who have been through it. How long did it take you to see real results, and what dosage where you on? I am 140 pounds and my derm started me out on 60 mg once a day. Also, I know they tell you to mosturize, but my face is surprisingly not very dry, and my skin is not flaking. My lips are very dry, but not so much my face. My question is, do I need to mousturizer? And do you think it would make my skin clear up faster if I do? Any feedback from people who have gone through taking accutane will be much appreciated

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Re: Questions about accutane

You can start seeing improvement in about 6 weeks, where you are right now. First you will notice less oil, then smaller pores, sometimes with white sebum being pressed out of them. You can use a lip balm now and start moisturizer when your skin gets dry. I don't think that will help your acne clear, but will make your skin more comfortable and look better when it starts flaking and shedding, which is normal. You are on a pretty high dose, so you should definitely see results. Sometimes the acne seems worse before it gets better, but the Accutane definitely works for bad acne. If you get too miserably dry, the Dr may cut you back to every other day as your skin improves.

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