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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
For a while: You'll be free for at least several months, maybe a few years. Acne eventually self-cures altogether but there's no predicting when. In the meantime, ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Accutane: You are still having acne at 37 and have been recently treated with Accutane? I have my doubts about your age which I believe to be under 16 and am un ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Eventually it will: However, you'll be acne-free for several months or up to a few years. You may then respond to milder treatment or you may need another course of isotr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
25 years experience Dermatology
It varies: It is uncommon for acne to return after a properly administered course of Accutane, and is more common in females where hormonal acne will commonly no ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Specialist treatment: A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help using fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated promptly when it should have b ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. William Brender
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Risk of scarring: By being on Accutane or vitamin a, you run the risk of getting scars from any treatment. So be gentle. Over the counter microdermabrasion devices and ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Just be glad: Truth be told, everybody is so happy to see the good results you got that nobody cares about the red marks, which will fade in a few months. Congratul ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Don't look for an explanation. If your acne is back, get seen again. Best wishes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You may continue these indefinitely, and there are other health benefits as well, especially protection from ovarian cancer. I was able to stop treatm ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
In selected patients: Accutane works for certain types of treatment resistant acne. However, it has significant side effects that limit its use. It causes serious birth def ... Read More
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