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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Could using Accutane cause scars?

Could using Accutane cause scars?

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. It's not for the faint-hearted and should be your choice. ...Read more

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Is it true, after completed accutane, will left worst scar???,

Is it true, after completed accutane,  will left worst scar???,

No: The duration and severity of pustule and cyst formation is what determines the extent of scarring. ...Read more

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Does my skin continue producing collagen again after accutane? Now i'm taking Accutane and having some small concave scars.

Does my skin continue producing collagen again after accutane? Now i'm taking Accutane and having some small concave scars.

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 not fill the pits completely but with time will disappear most of the time. ...Read more

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How to heal scars and redness on cheeks after finishing accutane? I have one res scar thats been on me since october 2012! help please

How to heal scars and redness on cheeks after finishing accutane? I have one res scar thats been on me since october 2012! help please

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 know if a laser would help erase it or not. ...Read more

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I finished accutane a while ago and I'm treating the remaining scars with microderms and peels. How long does it usually take to fix your face?

I finished accutane a while ago and I'm treating the remaining scars with microderms and peels. How long does it usually take to fix your face?

I'll bet you're fine: I'm sorry you weren't treated in time to avoid scarring. You'll never be scar-free. Jet Li and several other Hollywood guys kept some of their scars for the "tough guy" appeal. Chris Pine sports a beard to hide his; Brad Pitt's got moderately rough scarring and I haven't heard any complaints. For severe scars, there's injectable fillers. What guy really wants a "baby face"? It's your call. ...Read more

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I am using Accutane 10mg per day. Does the skin get worse before it gets better? My skin got a lot worse and i'm very sad and scared that it will scar.

I am using Accutane 10mg per day. Does the skin get worse before it gets better? My skin got a lot worse and i'm very sad and scared that it will scar.

Yes: However, it's unlikely that scarring will result. If you truly need accutane, then this is the right move. Your prescribing dermatologist may have some medicine, perhaps a glucocorticoid, to cover this flare-up -- you need to ask. Severe acne in a female invites a workup for an underlying systemic hormonal disturbance. I've been told spironolactone may be useful in this setting. Wishing you luck. ...Read more

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more