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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...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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Accutane leaving scar tissue on my face resulted in no hair growth in that area of my face is there anyway to grow that hair ?

Accutane leaving scar tissue on my face resulted in no hair growth in that area of my face is there anyway to grow that hair ?

No: Lack of hair growth within scar tissue is a sign that the hair follicles have been permanently damaged and replaced by scar tissue instead of normal collagen. There is no way to regrow the hair within scar tissue. Even hair transplant plugs do not grow well within scar tissue due to lack of adequate blood supply. ...Read more

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Can Accutane clear acne scars?

Can Accutane clear acne scars?

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. ...Read more

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Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

No it doesn't: It can prevent them but once they are present it doesn't help. Other techniques such as laser, chemical peels or dermabrasion may improve the appearance. Consult a dermatologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I would like someone with knowledge of Accutane and acne scars?

I would like someone with knowledge of Accutane and acne scars?

Please go ahead: & ask a clear and specific question so that we can try to provide a helpful response. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

The basics: Accutane / isotretinoin is powerful medicine that only specialists can prescribe, and you'll be followed very closely. If you've already gotten scars from acne, I'm sorry. It could have been prevented. Or you may decide you don't mind, or like the "tough" look. Accutane will not touch your current scars, but laser Rx, microsurgery or an injectable filler may make them less visible. ...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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Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

Accutane is a good d: Accutane is a good drug for the treatment of acne and quite effective but you will need to be checked and guided by a skin specialist(dermatologist). It has side effects also, so it has to be carefully supervised by a physician. ...Read more

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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more