Photofacial While on Proactiv?

Is it okay to have a Photofacial while on Proactiv?

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It should be safe to have a photofacial treatment done while using Proactiv.  You may also see some more improvement for your acne after your photofacial treatment.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Photofacials and Proactiv

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It is safe to have photofacials with intense pulsed light while using Proactiv.  Stop the Proactiv the day before your photofacial and resume it 2 days afterwards, or wait longer if you have any crusting.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist


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Thank you for your question.

You should have no problem getting a Photofacial while on Proactiv. There is nothing in their solution that should make you more sensitive to the procedure, or, make the procedure less effective. In fact, Photofacials may have a beneficial effect on acne that may enhance the results that you are getting from Proactiv.

Hope this helps!

Don Mehrabi, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist

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