Can I get chemical peel done while on isotretinoin. I just took 10mg sotret 10 tablets. Stopped taking it now.
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Chemical peel while on isotretinoin
Chemical peels and other skin procedures such as waxing, microdermabrasion, extractions, and tattooing are NOT advised during treatment with isotretinoin and for several months (up to six months) after completion of treatment. The main risk associated with these procedures too soon after treatment with isotretinoin is the risk of permanent scarring.
To be sure you are being treated appropriately, see two or more experienced, licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.
Isotretinoin (Accutane)and skin sensitivity
Please don't take this caution lightly; and don't allow a spa to perform a peel, even if they tell you it is safe.
Your skin will NOT react to chemical peels or other treatments the way it would have before you took this medication.
Isotretinoin is a powerful drug.
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