Don't treat your scars until you are finished Accutane
Scarring acne is one of the primary reasons a dermatologist might recommend Accutane (Isotretinoin) therapy. While the Accutane can help decrease if not stop breakouts completely, many of the acne scars can presist after treatment. Different types of scars look differently on the skin. They might appear as red marks, discoloration, depressions and/or textural irregularities. While there are a number of effective techniques to treat all types of acne scars, none of these should be performed while you are on Accutane or immediately after completing your course of therapy. Some recommend waiting at least 6 months after stopping Accutane before performing more aggressive procedures such as laser resurfacing. While this might feel like a lifetime, especially if you're age 18-24, there is some evidence that these procedures can make scarring worse. After you've completed the Accuatne and waiting peroid, and if you're scars are still there, red marks and discoloration often respond well to topical AHA and retinoids, chemical peels, V Beam Laser therapy.