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does tazorac (tazarotene) help with acne scars?

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dermatology 16 years experience
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 scars by preventing serious breakouts as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months.
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Probably not: Acne scars are not likely to be treated with tazorac (tazarotene). Tazorac (tazarotene) can improve skin texture however and skin discolorations.

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When can I start using retin a (tretinoin) after pregnancy?

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Immediately: Since retin a (tretinoin) is topical, even if you are breastfeeding, it should be fine. If bottle feeding, there is not question that you can start immediately if needed.
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Since I became pregnant, i've had major breakouts. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't get acne scars?

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Benzoyl peroxide: Most of the OTC skin products for acne are safe in pregnancy. Simple soap and water works great, as long as you understand that the high Progesterone levels in the first trimester are the cause for acne -- by the end of the third month, most major flare-ups are over.
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Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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.
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Will tazorac (tazarotene) cream help me with acne scars?

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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 43-year-old member asked:

Can the same blue light that treats acne also promote oral health?

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This is not the same: You are referring to photodynamic therapy treatment for acne. We do not use this type of light therapy in dentistry. There are special lasers to treat oral conditions, but not the same.

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