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Does Accutane Cause Scarring
Since Accutane causes scarring & delayed healing w/ surgeries can I band, sclerose, or get a hemorrhoidectomy while on it? For an external hemorrhoid
Defer a few months: Since the procedures you mentioned all are likely elective ii don't have a complete history) I would likely defer for a few months before undergoing the listed procedures. Of course, check with the treating doctors too. ...Read more
Ever since I've been on accutane, every little scratch I get turns into a scar. What can I do for this? Very irritated...
How to heal scars and redness on cheeks after finishing accutane? I have one res scar that's been on me since october 2012! help please
I just had surgery 3 months ago. I was wondering if it's okay to start taking accutane. Would it be okay for scar healing?
Does my skin continue producing collagen again after accutane? Now I'm taking Accutane and having some small concave scars.
I had surgery 5 months ago. Is it okay to start taking accutane? If not when would be okay to not interfere with scar healing?
Limited data: Overall there is limited data in regards to the overall effect of Accutane and wound healing. Some studies have suggested some effect, it's probably rather small. At the 5 month mark, you're probably fine, but please review this with your dermatologist and/or surgeon. Best of luck. ...Read more
Is it ok to do microdermabrasion for scars while on accutane (60mg) I know you have to wait a year for laser, but does that apply to this to?
There is always a: Concern about scarring with any facial treatments for 6 months after completing course of accutane. If you are doing microdermabrasion for scars there is very little success with it, I would save my money and do lasers 6 months after completing course of accutane. I don't recommend abrasive treatments like microdermabrasion while on accutane. Again treat scars after finish ...Read more
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
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
Been on Accutane for ten days and currently for a while I have a slightly depressed scar that feels dry/crusty. This hasnthappnd before, is it healing?
Probably: Probably but see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
How to clear complexion and reduce cheek redness after Accutane has finished? I feel and look so ugly with this redness and some lf these scars
Follow-up: I'm really glad you got your acne treated in a way that will keep it at bay for at least several months. The redness will fade on its own and your dermatologist may have ideas to help. I'm sorry you ended up with scars but your dermatologist may have ideas for this also -- laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. ...Read more
8 months after accutane starting to get these little pimples on back vs. The big ones I used to get. But the little ones still scar, why? Topicals?
I just started accutane. Even though my acne is not severe I scar easily. How can I lessen the initial flare. Is epionce medical barrier cream good?
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
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
What is the best way to get rid of ance scars? (without laser) I'm on Accutane 60mg and coco butter with vit E on at night. Is there a better way?
Several options...: ...are available, but the most effective for deep scars, in my opinion, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them less visible. Other options include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels - BUT don't try anything surgical until you have been off Accutane for at least 1 year. There is a risk of increased scarring, even after you stop taking it. ...Read more
Can you be put on Accutane if antibiotics aren't doing any good for your back? I have severe acne on my back but my face is mild acne wise with scars
Can Mederma help the redness heal from a acne scar? And it's safe to use while on Accutane right?
Have to be on Accutane for one month maybe 2 months depending on my dermatologist, does it cure acne scars?
Sorry, no.: Accurate reduces acne outbreaks that can lead to new scars, but does not remove or reduce old scars. Scars (caused by any process or injury) are permanent and require other surgical intervention for improvement, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. However, Accutane can lead to increased risks of scarring with surgeries performed within a year or longer after its use, so beware! ...Read more
Cheeks are redn from acne scars? I'm on Accutane but what can I do to reduce their appearance? Any scar creams work or no?
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