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A 41-year-old female asked:

long history adult acne. s/p accutane (6 mos) last dose 09/2012. positive results thus far but very mild break out recently. can wt loss cause flare-up?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly: It is more likely that weight gain or loss will alter circulating levels of hormones that will then effect the acne flares or breakouts.

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