Silk Peel Microderm-infusion Treatments While Taking Accutane?

Is it possible to have Silk Peel Microderm-infusion treatments (the hydration option) while taking Accutane?

Doctor Answers (3)

Silk Peel Microdermabrasion

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I would wait at least 3 months after taking Accutane (isotretinoin) before undergoing a chemical peel or microdermabrasion since the skin is quite sensitive while you're on Accutane and for some time afterwards, and doesn't heal as well.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can SilkPeel with the hydrating serum be performed while on Accutane?

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Your skin is very sensitive while on Accutane so it is best not to use microdermabrasion.  You must treat your skin very gently.  If it is too dry, use a gentle, moisturizing cleanser and a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, which helps retain the moisture in your skin.  Remember to drink plenty of water.  You may have a SilkPeel treatment 8 to 12 weeks after discontinuing Accutane.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Silkpeels and Accutane

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I have may patients on Accutane who do Silkpeels concurrently. The technician will need to use a lighter strength tip on it, but the infused solutions very much help the skin!

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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