Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?

Accutane. Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up.
NO. This medication will make you extremely sensitive to the tissue effects of ANY laser system be it for acne, scar revision , pigments or hair. No laser therapy should be done, in my practice I make people wait a year some say 6 months but that is to risky for me and some are more conservative and wait over a year. Remember you can wait and be safe or have a horrible complication that lasts for ever.

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Scar treatment. CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. Read more...

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Stretch . Stretch marks are difficult if not impossible to treat effectively. The dermis (inner layer of skin)has permanently been damaged and no effective treatment has been proven to repair this tissue. Read more...
Laser scar removal. Has been claimed by various manufacturers. Before i spend any hard earned money on such technology, i would require a written warranty of what results can be expected and if none are appreciated, there be some mechanism to get additional complimentary treatments or a partial refund. If a technology really works, I have no problem providing a guarantee. Read more...

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One or more. Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. Read more...

Can laser scar removal remove scars from a surgery such as breast reduction surgery?

Improve not remove. Some scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss the best type of reduction scars prior to surgery and methods to minimize the incisions. After surgery, i commonly advise paper tape for 4 mos + silicone gel. Read more...
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