A 26-year-old female asked:

May i ask how isotretinoin causes excessive hair growth to the face and body? this happened to me following ingestion of one 20mg cap. vellus hairs.

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 30 years experience
Isotretinoin & hair: Isotretinoin is not known for causing hair growth. Some people that take Isotretinoin may experience hair shedding, a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. That happens after a time of taking isotretinoin. One tablet of Isotretinoin does not provide enough concentration in the blood to cause symptoms. Please consult your dermatologist regarding new hair growth.
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