I scratched my forehead due to retinol itching. Now I have a few scars in my neck and forehead? (Photo)

I created few scars in my front head and neck. Should i stop the retinol in those areas and just use it where i do not have scars until get better?

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Retinoids, Retinol, Retin A and Skin Sensitivity & Itching -- Clear + Brilliant, Fraxel, Microneedling/PRP and Skin Care

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Discontinue the retinol until your skin issue resolves. The scars may disappear on their own. If not, please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Scratch scars after retinoid use

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I would recommend holding back on the retinoid for a few days, application of Melarase AM with sunscreen, and a light chemical peel. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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