Using Accutane - What You Should Know

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by shannonyork, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. shannonyork

    shannonyork Guest

    Accutane-its generic name, isotretinoin-is a drug derived from
    Vitamin A that is designed to stop the production of oil in the
    sebaceous glands. Breakouts occur when oil (sebum) clogs the hair
    follicle, mixes with dead skin cells, ruptures the follicle wall,
    creating pimples or cysts. Accutane is taken orally, shrinking the
    sebaceous glands to the size of a baby's, which prevents this chain
    reaction in skin that leads to break-outs. When treatment is completed,
    normal oil production resumes and sebaceuos glands begin to grow larger
    again, but at a slower rate and very rarely returning to their normal
    size. Read More: What_You_Should_Know_255.html

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    shannonyork, Jun 18, 2006
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