Does Doxycycline Interfere with the Effectiveness of Laser Resurfacing?
- Asked by liezle14 in Philippines
- 4 years ago
There may be a senstivity to light that the doxycycline causes and they would then be concerned of you developing a reaction to the laser light. Other antibiotics can be prescribed that don’t do this, but the most commonly prescribed ones for acne are in the tetracycline family, as is doxycycline. Different ones have different levels of photosensitivity.
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Doxycylcine and lasers
Limiting acne breakouts following laser treatment.
There are no well described adverse reaction to doxycycline and laser therapy as there are with accutane. Most doctors prefer not to prescribe an antibiotic because it may select out for resistant bacteria. The acne break outs during laser treatment are usually due to the use of occlusive petrolatum like dressings in the immediated postoperative period. Cessation of these products tends to result in resolution of the acne. However, the use of thses products early on is usually necessary to promote rapid healing of the treated areas. So it is a trade-off. Switching to a water based moisturzer or less occlusive dressing as soon as possible tends to limit the development of acne.
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