Can Accutane Reduce Acne Scars?

I am wondering if Accutane has any effect in reducing acne scars? My dermatologist has told me multiple times that it does reduce scarring by increasing collagen. Is this true? As I have been trying to look into it on the internet and am finding very mixed information.

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Can Accutane reduce acne scarring?

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I have prescribed Accutane for 30 years. I wouldn't tell anyone it would help with acne scarring. Or that's how we would treat all the patients who come to us post-acne with severe scarring. Accutane treats active acne, which leads to the development of new scars. But it won't help with scarring that you already have.

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