Ask a doctor

When Accutane is Consummed, What Happens Inside the Body?

Like, how does it reduce the amount of oil produced in the sebacous glands?

Doctor Answers (1)

Accutane Mechanism of Action

+1

Accutane has a direct effect on decreasing oil production in the skin by causing sebaceous gland atrophy (shrinkage of oil glands).  Unfortunately, this effect is usually transient and oil production may return to baseline when Accutane is discontinued.  Most importantly, Accutane permanently normalizes the keratinization process in the skin leading to a long term durable response in most patients.

Web reference: http://www.perridermatology.com

Houston Dermatologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

You might also like...