Okay to Have Plastic Surgery While on Low Dose Accutane?

I am considering taking a very low dose of Accutane for my overly oily skin and occasional breakouts. I have already been on Accutane 3 times and now I'm only left with oily skin and a few whiteheads. I was wondering, is it okay to still get IPL, fillers, and some plastic surgery like a chin implant while taking low doses of Accutane? I really want to get my oily skin under control, but also don't want to wait for over a year to have the other things done. Thank you.

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Excess Scarring in Accutane Patients

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Any patient taking Accutane should not undergo any sort of resurfacing procedures for a minimum of 6 months after completing therapy. There have been reports in the medical literature of excessive scarring in accutane patients who underwent resurfacing. The literature is less clear about surgical scarring, but avoiding any trauma to your tissue would be the safest course of action.

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Sorry to say no, it is not ok. You should not do any of these things until you have been off Accutane for at least 6 months.

Edmond A. Zingaro, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

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