(Levulan Blue Light Therapy) vs. (Laser Genesis + Chemical Peels) for acne and pitted scarring on Indian skin? (Photo)
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Laser treatment for severe acne vulgaris in an Indian patient
Patients with dark skin must be exceedingly wary of laser treatment for any condition except in the most expert hands as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is often the undesirable outcome of such treatment. There are many non laser choices such as Accutane, topical retinoids and antibiotics that will correct the problem without the risk of pigmentary change.
(Levulan Blue Light Therapy) vs. (Laser Genesis + Chemical Peels) for acne and pitted scarring on Indian skin?
If still using Accutane can not recommend any skin damaging therapies because of potential increased scarring.
Acne and Best Treatment
It is first most important to assess the reason for your acne. It sounds as if you may need a second round of Accutane. Please consult a board certified dermatologist to assess your skin. It may be necessary to have chemical peels afterwards to heal those pigmented marks. Best, Dr. Green