Accutane for Oily Skin?

Do you recommend Accutane for an extremely oily t-zone if there's no acne? Can Accutane decrease the oil production?

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Accutane for oily skin

Accutane indeed can be very effective for oily skin, even in the absence of acne. In this case, a low dow (10-20mg per day) should suffice. Other options for reducing oil production include the use of oral contraceptive pills in women. Otherwise, Clarex-OC is a cream that can mop up some of the oils, and Avene's Cleanance gel and emollient can similarly be helpful.


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Accutane for oily skin

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Accutane indeed can be very effective for oily skin, even in the absence of acne. In this case, a low dow (10-20mg per day) should suffice. Other options for reducing oil production include the use of oral contraceptive pills in women. Otherwise, Clarex-OC is a cream that can mop up some of the oils, and Avene's Cleanance gel and emollient can similarly be helpful.


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