Is it safe to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel after waiting six months after finishing accutane ?
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Dermatology 29 years experience
Typically yes: Studies show that once Accutane is completely out of your system, skin treatments can be restarted.
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Is it safe to do microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel six months after finishing Absorica (accutane) ?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Six months is enough: It is typically safe to get a chemical peel or microdermabrasion six months or more after you have finished a course of Accutane. It is safest to consult with cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, as your skin type and amount of correction you need, play a role in the best treatment for you.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015
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