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Accutane question
Hey, Ok my question is, what does accutane do to your skin to make sure that acne doesn't come back. Like 80% of people don't have acne after they finish there accutane course so obviously accutane does something to there skin to make sure it doesn't come back. So what does it do?
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My dermo said it permanently shrinks your oil glands.  
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Hi.
Accutane shrinks the sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin semi-permanently. They grow back very slowly, by which time you are highly likely to have outgrown your tendancy to acne. This is why the majority of patients remain acne-free indefinately.
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I was apart of the 20% that my acne came right back...but I went on it for a second course and my face has been clear for months now...Its the only real chance of getting rid of it.
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