Hello. I have still some problems with acne even I am 50 years old. I am a man. My dermatologist adviced to start with accutane (isotretinoin). My worry is: I've heard that this strong drug that can cause alopecia (even sometimes permanent after treatment). I have some hair loss, normal at my age, but I am scared this treatment can accelerate the normal process of hair loss. My question is: would you recommend to follow this treatment for adult acne or it can cause more trouble than advantages?
Many thanks for your response
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