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Is it better to do a glycolic acid peel or microdermabrasion after waiting 7 months after finishing accutane? its for skin tone and some red scars

Is it better to do a glycolic acid peel or microdermabrasion after waiting 7 months after finishing accutane? its for skin tone and some red scars

Either : Both are superficial skin treatments and accutane will not effect your healing. Do not do a deep peel or other skin resurfacing for at least a year after accutane. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


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Can my acne heal after using accutane?

Can my acne heal after using accutane?

Accutane: You are still having acne at 37 and have been recently treated with Accutane? I have my doubts about your age which I believe to be under 16 and am unable to provide you with a response. ...Read more

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Ive been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

Ive been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

Scars aren't removed: by peels. You can do them until the cows come home, and not see much difference other than exfoliation. So that's an expensive alternative that has been marketed to you. Cosmetic lasers that rebuild collagen provide longer lasting results, as scarring is occurring from the damaged collagen fibers that have created crater-like effects from contraction. Treat the cause, not the hype. ...Read more

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Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Scars are permanent,: As time goes by they will fade and the scar retraction will loosen to a degree. But they are permanent, so do not pick or squeeze, worsening the damage and scar that results. Fortunately, acne does usually diminish and in se cases go away as you get older. But adult acne does exist, and women who have children can suffer hormonal acne outbreaks. Dermatologists can help acne; plas surg for scars! ...Read more

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My face get very oily usually within 3hours after a face wash.I face blackhead and acne regularly.What should takecare of to improve it?Thanks.

My face get very oily usually within 3hours after a face wash.I face blackhead and acne regularly.What should takecare of to improve it?Thanks.

Stop using the face : Stop using the face wash as it is making your ondition worse use benzul peroxide washes and if does not get better see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are we supposed to immediately moisturize after or before applying acne cream?

Are we supposed to immediately moisturize after or before applying acne cream?

In general: medications should be applied directly to the skin, and moisturizers or other adjuncts afterwards. ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars within a week?

Can't be done: Red and hyperpigmented lesions need to be allowed to fade on their own over several weeks -- trying to lighten them will just end up being more trouble. Depressed acne scars can't be managed except by a dermatologist of plastic surgeon, but results are pretty good. I'm sorry you ended up with scars and hope you are managing things so you don't get new lesions. ...Read more

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Im using isotretinoin and I have scars from old acne so will isotretinoin remove these scars ?

Im using isotretinoin and I have scars from old acne so will isotretinoin remove these scars ?

No: This may reduce the inflammation of ongoing acne and prevent future scars but will go very little for existing scars other than lighten some pigmentation ...Read more

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How come my face becomes resistant to acne products after a while?

Bacterial resistance: Over time bacteria will become resistant to oral antibiotics that may be taken for acne. Since bacteria are at the root cause of the problem with acne that can get challenging. A very good solution for persistent acne is laser therapy. This is painless and affordable and in combination with medical grade topical products can really help you take back control of your skin. ...Read more

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After using tretinoin my acne got better but it leave a scar can I use hydroquinone for my acne scar? Or anything good for acne scar?

After using tretinoin my acne got better but it leave a scar can I use hydroquinone for my acne scar? Or anything good for acne scar?

Depends on the scar: If the scar is a flat dark patch, time will likely heal it. Staying out of the sun is very important. The sun will make scarring worse. Some topical medications, like the ones you mentioned, can speed up the lightening. ...Read more

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I had a few acne scars before and over time they healed. Now I have a few again and they are healing slowly. Can i speed up the healing without lasers?

I had a few acne scars before and over time they healed. Now I have a few again and they are healing slowly. Can i speed up the healing without lasers?

No: You cannot speed up healing. It takes time. However, you can delay healing but manipulating your acne scars: picking at them, squeezing them etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel after waiting six months after finishing Accutane ?

Is it safe to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel after waiting six months after finishing Accutane ?

Typically yes: Studies show that once accutane is completely out of your system, skin treatments can be restarted. ...Read more

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How many days after Microdermabrasion can I use Retin-A and Hydroquinone? Thanks.

How many days after Microdermabrasion can I use Retin-A and Hydroquinone? Thanks.

Ask dermatologist: Who performed the procedure. Since Retin A (tretinoin) is a potent agent which makes your skin peel I would imagine that he would recommend holding off until your skin is recovered fully from the surgery. ...Read more

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Will i still breakout after the first scabies treatment?

Will i still breakout after the first scabies treatment?

Not sure what you : Mean by breakout. Sometimes treatment needs to be repeated about a week later. Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more