What promotes hair growth after suffering from hair loss as a side effect of Roaccutane?

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The hair loss as a side effect of Roaccutane therapy is actually uncommon and temporary. Once Roaccutane therapy is stopped, the hair usually regrows 4-6 months later.

There is no proven therapy (oral or topical) to prevent or treat hair loss occurring during Roaccutane therapy.

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