Can I start any acne scar treatment? (Photo)
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Treatment of acne scarring while on Accutane
there is a fair amount of discussion amongst physicians is to the relative risks posed by treatments performed on patients who are taking Accutane. There are certain procedures that may carry higher risk if performed in patients taking Accutane whereas others can be performed safely. Without examining someone's acne scars in person, it is difficult to determine whether they would be a candidate for any treatment while on Accutane or, if so, what their relative risk might be. I would make a point of asking plenty of the questions about this. Best of luck.
Deep laser therapy
Deep lasers may require you to be off accutane for a longer period of time. I would suggest sublative treatments to reduce your acne scarring.
Post-Accutane Acne Scar Solutions--lasers, microneedling/prp, fillers
A combination approach would be best. I treat acne scars with lasers, microneedling/PRP, subcision and fillers as needed. I recommend a formal consultation with an acne scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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Healing impaired with Accutane
There is literature that states the healing in the skin is impaired when taking Accutane and for 6 months afterwards. This has come into question but it all has to do with the comfort of the doctor doing the procedure. I usually wait 6 months to do invasive procedures like the Infini and lasers.
Lasers for Acne Scars
I would recommend the eMatrix laser to best treat your acne scars. A series of lasers will be necessary to help improve your appearance. It is recommended that you be off Accutane for six months before having the eMatrix laser. Please consult an expert in scars. Best, Dr. Green
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