A 54-year-old member asked:
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Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate them, or are indifferent, or let their partner decide. You have a choice. Laser therapy and fillers are used by dermatologists with much success.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Probably not: It is an exfoliant but not enough to erase scars. It is more for active acne and its control.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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See below: Tazorac (tazarotene) does not treat acne scarring. It is a topical retinoid similar to, but more potent that retin-a. It can help prevent new acne sca ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Clarene Cress
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No: If your acne is fairly well controlled with tretinoin, I would expect a fairly easy transition to Tazorac as they have similar action in controlling a ... Read More
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