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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by sdobson611 in Fort Lauderdale fl
Thank you for your question. In general, we advise patients to avoid any unnecessary procedure for 6-12 months after doing Accutane. However, the main risk lies in those procedures that break the skin and cause bleeding, crusting, or scabbing. Gentle microdermabrasion doesn't break the skin, and if done GENTLY, should pose no risk to you. If done vigorously, then you might run into problems with bleeding, healing, and hyperpigmentation. Make sure to stress that you would like this done...
Accutane makes the skin more fragile and we typically tell patients to avoid any laser procedures, including microdermabrasion, for at least 6 months. However, many microdermabrasion machines have adjustable levels and allow for a more gentle treatment. I would also be interested to know what dose of Accutane you took. Accutane is typically given according to a patient's weight, but often patients are on a lower (or sometimes higher) than usual dose. If you were on a low dose you may...