A 38-year-old member asked:
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Can Accutane clear acne scars?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No. But it can help: Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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Not how it works: The scars may fill in a bit on their own and since you're not developing new lesions, there's a bit of leveling off. I'm sorry that you weren't given ... Read More
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Dr. William Rosenblatt
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Yes there are: But -- you need to wait about a year after finishing accutaine before facial surgery for the acne. See a plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Scars are irreversible.
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