What's the danger in having laser hair treatment or electrolysis while on Accutane? What's the danger?
Doctor Answers 1
Wound healing is altered when you are on Isotretinoin (Accutane)
While waiting 6 months after finishing Isotretinoin is definitely the safest approach, there have been a few small studies published suggesting laser hair removal is safe during Isotretinoin use. In my practice, I still recommend to wait till after Isotretinoin treatment for hair removal. However, if a patient understands the potential risks and still wants to do laser hair removal while on Isotretinoin, I am OK with it as long as they don't have any adverse reaction with a test spot.
I hope this answer is helpful! Best of luck.
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