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Thinning hair and accutane

Hi,
I took accutane 2.5 years ago at 80mg/day for 6 months. I have been off the drug for 2 years and made skin has cleared up great.  But now my skin is very dry and including a very dry scalp.  My hair was very oily and thick before i sued accutane and now it feels very dry and thin.  I've heard that my sebacuous glands will come back to there pre-accutane levels, is this true?  I really hope so b/c i want my oily hair back.  thanks
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Hi. Accutane works by shrinking the sebaceous glands responsible for oily skin and acne. These glands grow back very slowly, by which time the patient has usually out-grown their tendency for acne.
For your dry skin I recommend products by Eucerin, Lutsine or La Roche-Posay. Eucerin also make a shampoo for dry scalp.
Eloise.
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Thanks, but how long does it take for the glands to grow back? Because they havent grown back at all yet and its been over 2 years.  When the sebaceous glands do grow back, do they reach pre-acutane levels?
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