I am wondering what my chances are of breaking out after C02 Fraxel laser 6 months post Accutane?

The first time I had Fraxel C02 laser done was two years ago and a nightmare! After this procedure I broke out in nodules and cysts - which I had NEVER had before. I have been on 2 courses of Accutane since and am now booked in to get fraxel done again as my skin is finally clear, with scars however. I want to get rid of my scars with the second fraxel but I am scared I will break out again! Do you think my chances of breaking out this time around are less after doing 2 courses of Accutane? Thx!

Doctor Answers 1

Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Face Lift, Fat Injections

I'd suggest radiofrequency treatments over laser or take preventative acne medications during your fraxel treatments. Do not use occlusive gels/ointments after fraxel.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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