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londoncat8

Member Since 05 Mar 2012
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In Topic: Accutane Hair Loss

11 March 2014 - 01:09 AM

Just for those of you who might be interested. I took accutane or 7 months most of the time with the 20mg dose except for 1 month, taking 30mg. My hair loss started 1 month after I finished my course and at the same time when acne returned to what it was before. My hair was falling out non stop for 6 months. I thought I lost 60% of it but trycologist told me I lost only 30% and out of this 10% hair loss was permanent. He said it would take 2 years to fully recover to what my hair was before without taking anything. But if I wanted something  faster I can do biotin and treatments although they are not necessary. I decided to take 5 hair treatments (lamp therapy) and I was taking 20.000mg of biotin daily. If you want biotin to help you need to take at least 5000mg per day no less(i took even more). My hair started to grow thicker within 6 months of me taking biotin and doing hair treatments occasionally. I would say biotin is the best, treatments were more like a placebo pill for me:) I have very thick straight asian hair. After accutane my hair was growing wavy(as in bad perm wiery) and thin and of different colour… I have naturally black hair and it grew ginger. It does get better but it seems like an endless struggle when you see your hair falling every time you take a shower. My hair was falling into my food when I was eating..it was disgusting! lol I wish all who suffer hair loss to be brave and have faith. Do take biotin! I do not believe biotin gave me any breakouts but I am on a regimen so maybe if I was not it would….Good Luck to all!:)


In Topic: Dan's Moisturiser

05 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

hi, I have oily skin and it does work great! It worth a try!


In Topic: Accutane: Hair Thinning/shedding

12 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

One week after I finished treatment I had this issue. It's now been a month and a half and my hair is already slightly thinner. I know this is going to persist for months but is there anything I can do to slow down the shedding a bit?

you can take biotin  15,000-20,000mcg a day for 3 months and you will see some improvement.


In Topic: Accutane: Hair Thinning/shedding

08 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

If you lose a lot of hair for more than one month then you will not recover it quickly. You will recover it within 2 years. Biotin helps in high doses. My situation was a bit different from yours because I started loosing hair 1 month after I finished accutane course. I went for several treatments with trichologist but most effective was just taking biotin daily 20,000mcg. From what I read it often happens that people who have hairloss during the treatment usually recover faster, often as soon as they stop taking accutane but it is also not try for everyone. Good luck!


In Topic: Accutane And Hair Loss: Does Biotin Do The Trick?

08 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

Biotin  should be taken in high doses to make a difference, about 15,000-20,000mcg. I never took it with accutane but I took it 1 month after I finished the course when my hair was falling out with the speed of light. I took it for 6 months to see improvements. I am still taking it 1 year past the treatment although my hair does not fall that much at all now. I have never heard from anyone who used biotin that they were breaking out while taking it. All the best to you!