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Acne board


Im 16 and ive suffered from acne for years now on my face, back, arms and chest. My derm gave me a blood test and in august i have to have another and decide if i want to go on accutane.
Ive heard that it works but then when you stop taking the drug all your acne comes back ?
I really want to try it but is there much point if its just going to come back after finshing taking it ?

Please help.
My son took accutane when he was 16, for about 2 or 3 months, it took the acne away and it has never come back, he is 36 now.

Sunny
I was on accutane for 5 months years ago. I had really bad acne. Afterward my back acne completely cleared up and my face acne improved. Some did come back and I still have acne, but not as bad as before. I'm actually probably a good candidate to go on a second round.
Yeah .. Most People say its helped them.
After my next blood test in august hopefully i will be able to start accutane.
Ive also read that accutane can cause hair loss .. has anyone experienced this ?