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Can I get a TCA peel or other Chemical Peel before starting Accutane?

I read that while your skin looks healed on the surface, it could take up to 6 months to be fully healed on the lower levels of skin after a TCA peel. If I were to take accutane 1 month after a TCA peel, will that interfere with the skin's healing? If so, how long should I wait before starting acctuane? Can I do other chemical peels before starting accutane?

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Accutane and chemical peels

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Should not be a problem having a chemical peel BEFORE accutane but you would definitely not be able to have a peel for 1 - 2 years after you stop taking accutane. 


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