i've been on accutane 20mg/day for about 2.5 months now and have seen a striking improvement in my general acne (face, trunk). my rosacea, however, has not yet exhibited a comparable improvement. the redness has not really subsided and the bumpy and uneven texture of my nose still remains, though my nose appears less swollen. i understand this may take some time, but what should i expect?
will accutane help with the fibrosis and sebaceous hyperplasia, and the large pores (orange peel-like skin)? i noticed that some bumps have hardened over the course of treatment. some have said that this is a normal occurence. what is happening here?
my derm initially prescribed a 5 month course, which means i'm halfway through it. should i continue to take accutane? what dosage should i use to shrink and smooth out my nose?
22 year old male
about 140 lbs, 5'10"
normal lab on accutane
thanks, everyone, and happy holidays!