How Accutane effects oil glands?

Unknown. Isotretinoin's main indication is for the treatment of severe cystic acne vulgaris. Isotretinoin's exact mechanism of action is unknown but several studies have shown that Isotretinoin induces apoptosis (cell death) in various cells in the body such as cells in meibomian glands, hypothalamic cells, hippocampus cells and important for treatment of acne, in sebaceous gland cells.

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Does tretinoin shrink and effect oil glands similar to Accutane? Or does it just shed skin? Also how many time should you wash your face while on I

Shed skin. Tretinoin gets the skin to shed/peel faster so that the comedones (black and white heads) can come out more easily so that a pimple is less likely to form. Your other question was cut off. Usually excessive washing of face is not recommended in management of acne. Read more...

Is retin a (tretinoin) effective for permantly eliminating pimples and acne? Does it work like accutane, shrinking the oils glands? Or does it just expholiate.

Chronic disease. No acne treatment eliminates the disease. All simply manage it until it remits on its own. The age at which this happens is unpredictable. I was able to stop taking meds when i was around 50. Stay with it and good luck. Read more...
Yes. Retin A (tretinoin) is the topical form of Accutane. It does much more than exfoliate. Accutane for 20 weeks is often a permanent cure. Retin A (tretinoin) takes much longer and is less dramatic but also may clear acne. Read more...