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Any products for red post acne marks after i finished accutane? I understand peels and micro are a no no, but anything i can do?

Any products for red  post acne marks after i finished accutane? I understand peels and micro are a no no, but anything i can do?

Just be glad: Truth be told, everybody is so happy to see the good results you got that nobody cares about the red marks, which will fade in a few months. Congratulations on staying the course. You may eventually need to repeat it and/or take other milder medicines to keep your disease at bay. But you will no longer have to worry about failing a job interview because of your acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.

What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.

Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...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've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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Will follicular acne leave permanent scaring from the red marks? I had a pretty bad initial break out from Accutane papules and pustules only .

Will follicular acne leave permanent scaring from the red marks? I had a pretty bad initial break out from Accutane papules and pustules only .

Acne Scars: Even with the most careful and conscientious treatment, acne scars may still occur. But not all scars are created equal. Generally, acne scars fall under two categories: those caused by a loss of tissue (atrophic), and those caused by an excess of tissue (hypertrophic). Within these categories, acne scars fall into one of four types: ice pick, boxcar, rolling and keloid scars. ...Read more

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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more