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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Hair Follow Up

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Will my hair thicken again once I'm off accutane?

Will my hair thicken again once I'm off accutane?

Hopefully: Hair thinning is a known side effect of Accutane. Although most side effects go away after the drug is stopped, the hair thinning caused by Accutane may persist after the drug is stopped. It is important to carefully consider all the potential risks and benefits of a medication, and decide for yourself if the potential benefits (eg. clear skin) outweigh the potential risks (thin hair). ...Read more

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Does accutane thin out your hair? If so does it go back to normal after???

Does accutane thin out your hair? If so does it go back to normal after???

ALOPECIA: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted meds/Infection-auto-immune . lab work up And exam. especially Thyroid studies b12 /vitD& folate.If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also a MasonPearson brush & a gluten free diet deceases inflammation WholeApproach.com /gutbliss.com .&Rogaine . if it does not improve seek Derm consult for biopsy to R/O ALOPECIA AERATA . ...Read more

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How long does it take for hair to recover after accutane course?

6weeks is normal: The hair follicles in the dermal layer of the skin take approximately 6 weeks to return to normal, and the hair usually follows, but can take longer because accutane can effect our hormonal system and this may last for another couple of months, but usually is not a problem, so don't worry or stress can make it take longer! ...Read more

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I do not grow hair on my face in certain areas what does me mean i've taken Accutane in the past?

I do not grow hair on my face in certain areas what does me mean i've taken Accutane in the past?

Alopecia areata?: Smooth areas without hair coukd be alopecia areata, an autoimmune reaction against hair which is below the surface. It is treatable with steroid or calcineurin creams and or steroid injections. It is unrelated to accutane. ...Read more

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I'm trying to grow out my hair faster will it be bad if i take boitin while on accutane?

I think it would be : fine but remember that one of the side effects of accutane can be hair loss, so don't be surprised if you don;t make much progress on hair growth while on the accutane. ...Read more

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How often should I wash my hair so it doesn't fallout ? I only wash 1 a week because it doesn't get oily or dirty I keep it up + I'm on accutane .

How often should I wash my hair so it doesn't fallout ? I only wash 1 a week because it doesn't get oily or dirty I keep it up + I'm on accutane .

It isn't the washing: the washing isn't getting below the skin and that is from where the hair falls out nearly always. It is a change in hormones/skin/nutrition. Ok... accutane changes skin so much we're all thinking it is that. ...Read more