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how to long for accutane to get out of system?

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Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
1 week: The half-life is 4 days. After a week the skin is normal, no longer so dry, except acne is usually gone.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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I say wait 6 mos: I tell my patients to wait 6 months. Careful at 46 yrs.
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