Acne and Scars
Your acne can be treated with Accutane and I suggest that you consult a board certified dermatologist. The scars can later be treated with eMatrix. Best, Dr. Green
Treat acne first
It is best to resolve acne before addressing scars. Some of these scars Amy still be active acne lesions and will improve within 6vmpnths of completing accutane. As to treatment plan raised scars can be treated with carbon dioxide, erbium or pulse dye laser. Indented scars can be treated with carbon dioxide or erbium laser although 100 per cent improvement is not achievable.
Treat your acne and start working on your scars simultaneously
You must definitely address your ongoing acne, otherwise scar treatments will be wasted, you may experience flares of acne during scar treatments, and new scars may eventuate. In the past, we treated and cured acne completely first with Accutane, waited a period of time (often six months) then proceeded to work on the scarring. With newer technologies we have been involved in trials with radio frequency and some laser options, on low fluences, while patients are still on Accutane. Safety profile and results have certainly been exciting. Keep in mind, we also offer teledermatology services for patients outside of Brisbane, so if you are interested, pls touch base with the Brisbane Skin team. Best wishes, Shobhan.