Why Do I Have to Wait 6 Months to Get Laser Hair Removal After Accutane, but Only 1 Month to Get Pregnant?
- Asked by 8617anon in New York, NY
- 3 years ago
I know all of the "official" literature says that 1 is long enough to be off accutane before getting pregnant. Why is it that you aren't supposed to have any type of skin treatment for six months to a year afterward, but you can get pregnant just 1 month later?
Long term effects of Accutane
Accutane and its generics are out of your blood stream very fast, so the drug can no longer injure a growing fetus. It has long term effects on the sebaceous glands (several months), unrelated to blood levels. This effect may cause delayed healing after laser treatments. Better safe than sorry.
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