My dermatologist just recommended me to take accutane for my acne. I”ve been doing some research and I read somewhere that one should be off of accutane for atleast 6 months before having a cosmetic surgery, because of scarring reasons
No one really knows for sure. Accutane is supposed to affect the sebaceous glands and as such it had an affect on skin resurfacing. It has not been studied in hair transplant surgery, but the general rule of thumb is that you should be off Accutane for 6 months prior to a hair transplant. I’ve done a strip on a patient who did not tell me he was taking Accutane until after his surgery. He healed just fine. Patients on Accutane probably respond well to FUE. Going with the general rule though, you should wait 6 months after stopping Accutane prior to having a hair transplant.
There are also a few reports of hair loss on Accutane.
You can probably have a hair transplant and safely start Accutane a month later, but this has not been studied either.