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Does It Look Like I'm Losing Hair From Accutane?

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Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I've noticed my hair falling out slightly more than before and I've been on Accutane for almost 3 weeks. I never took pictures of my scalp before so I don't have anything to compare this picture to, but does it look like I have bald spots?

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From this pic I would say no. Doesnt look like bald spots. Ive been on accutane for 2.5 months and my hair has been thinning over the last 2 weeks. Nobody else has noticed, but to me, if I part my hair, it seems like the scalp showing through in the parting is more obvious which I would guess is what your thinking too about yourself? I can understand the paranoia, I feel it as well, but I guess its one of those things that you have to deal with when taking accutane. Ive started asking friends/family to check through my hair for bald spots and to be brutally honest with me if it looks like I AM getting patches. So far ive been told that my hair looks normal, so im gonna trust them to bring it up if I start losing it in a big way.

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From this pic I would say no. Doesnt look like bald spots. Ive been on accutane for 2.5 months and my hair has been thinning over the last 2 weeks. Nobody else has noticed, but to me, if I part my hair, it seems like the scalp showing through in the parting is more obvious which I would guess is what your thinking too about yourself? I can understand the paranoia, I feel it as well, but I guess its one of those things that you have to deal with when taking accutane. Ive started asking friends/family to check through my hair for bald spots and to be brutally honest with me if it looks like I AM getting patches. So far ive been told that my hair looks normal, so im gonna trust them to bring it up if I start losing it in a big way.

Same, I've been asking all my friends about my hair and they all say they don't see anything different. But I've gotten so paranoid that I get really scared every time I see one strand of hair fall out, but it's strange since I never remembered seeing random strands of hair fall out during the day before.... Every time I run my fingers through my hair, another strand comes out :/ Don't know if this is normal or not though. Really don't want to stop accutane anyways so I guess I'll just deal with it.

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we lose up to 100 hairs per day, that looks like a normal growth pattern on your head - you have nothing to worry about :)

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I know this is a bit dead, but could we get an update on how things turned out? I'm going through it right now...

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The lady who cuts my hair told me today she thinks my hair is thicker than it was last time and I'm on week 3.


Morning:

  1. Paula's Choice CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser
  2. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
  3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid (M-F)
  4. Paula's Choice CLEAR 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide (When I have active blemishes)
  5. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Antioxidant Serum with Retinol
  6. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM With SPF 30

Night:

  1. Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
  2. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
  3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel (TR only)
  4. Paula's Choice CLEAR 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide (When I have active blemishes)
  5. Tretinoin Cream 0.025% (MWF only)
  6. Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Antioxidant Serum
  7. Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
  8. Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer (around eyes only)

Weekly Treatments:

  1. Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Mask (Every 3-4 Nights)
  2. Paula's Choice RESIST 4% BHA Foam (Saturday Night)
  3. Paula's Choice RESIST 10% AHA Liquid (Sunday Night)

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