How can I bring acne down after Fraxel treatment if I'm to avoid prescribed ointments such as Retin-A and Benzoyl?

I can't use Retin-A or Benzoyl so what's the best way to bring down some post-Fraxel acne? I've been given Minocyclin to help with inflammation.

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Acne Post Fraxel

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There are a number of ways to avoid acne after Fraxel.  You can use Epiceram as the emollient or use Bactroban cream which is a prescription antibiotic cream.  If you have significant acne you may best to start an oral antibiotic such as Oracea.  Best, Dr. Green

Post Fraxel Acne

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I have all my patients do three days of an enzematic face wash, prescribe oral minocycline, start clindamycin lotion twice daily and get a facial from our aesthetician 5-7 days after treatment.  Do not use any ointments, only lotions or JanMarini Bioshield post-treatment.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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