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How long does Accutane take to start working?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Usually 3 weeks
To begin seeing differences.
A skin care routine is essential to seeing maximal benefits.

In brief: Usually 3 weeks
To begin seeing differences.
A skin care routine is essential to seeing maximal benefits.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
In brief: 2-3 months
Accutane or Isotretinoin is one of the most effective medication we have for acne.
It is dosed based on your weight and taken as a 5-6 month course. I usually see improvement in my patients at 2 months. Don't be discouraged if it takes you longer to respond. There are some potential side effects while taking Accutane so followup closely with your doctor.

In brief: 2-3 months
Accutane or Isotretinoin is one of the most effective medication we have for acne.
It is dosed based on your weight and taken as a 5-6 month course. I usually see improvement in my patients at 2 months. Don't be discouraged if it takes you longer to respond. There are some potential side effects while taking Accutane so followup closely with your doctor.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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