Accutane At 48 For Oily Skin

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I have taken accutane when I was 26, 36 and 41. I'm now 48 and thinking of taking it again as the oil on my face has come back worst than when I was in my 20's. I now have enlarged oil glands that have come to the surface so now instead of having pimples I have bumps that almost look like little warts on my face. Freezing them doesn't do anything. I've scraped a couple off with my fingernail but they come right back. Accutane will take care of them but at my age I'm not sure about taking it for a 4th time. Even when it's a cold out my face starts getting shinny before I've even left for work. Any success stories on how to get rid of enlarged oil glands without accutane?



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Verwon Says:

As to the Accutane, I'd suggest discussing it with your doctor, there can be some problems associated with its use, especially repeated or long-term.

You can read more about the problematic conditions associated with oil glands here:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Sebaceous_gland/­

As to treatment options, what else have you tried?

Many adult women have had success using Spironolactone:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Spironolactone/­

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