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does accutane cause scarring

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not by itself: It's much more likely to prevent scarring. If Isotretinoin is even up for discussion, you're already with your personal physician or a dermatologist. ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Internal ok : The problem is that Accutane may delay healing with hypertrophic scars on any epidermal/dermal structure. Therefore internal hemorrhoids may be treate ... Read More
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Dr. John Minoli
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Defer a few months: Since the procedures you mentioned all are likely elective ii don't have a complete history) i would likely defer for a few months before undergoing t ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: The duration and severity of pustule and cyst formation is what determines the extent of scarring.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
No: Will not unless you get a bad burn, Accutane can worsen scars, .
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Accutane can lead: to poor wound healing, so be extra careful, add oral vitamin E to your regimen which also helps with dryness of accutane. Wear sunscreen over scratche ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See plastic surgeon: First one may try injecting a potent steroid into the scar to see if it would reduce it. Failing that you may need some plastic surgery. I don't kno ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Accutane: Since Accutane can affect collagen, it is not a good idea to use Accutane while scar is healing
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes with time: Yes when ever there a wound and inflammation due to any reason final part of healing is by collagen fiber formation in 3 rd wk , unfortunately will n ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Limited data: Overall there is limited data in regards to the overall effect of Accutane and wound healing. Some studies have suggested some effect, it's probably ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
There is always a: concern about scarring with any facial treatments for 6 months after completing course of accutane. If you are doing microdermabrasion for scars there ... Read More
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