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what is being on accutane like? how long does it take to treat acne?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Each patient reacts differently to medications. Some patients take several months up to year and others who have been on laser skin care and other previous treatments may take lower dosages and take less than 3 months.
Answered on Feb 8, 2013

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