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Help please! Is chemical peeling product or raser is good for get rid of acne scars?

Laser is better. Laser resurfacing is better to improve acne scarring. I recommend the fraxel laser. Four treatments are usually required, but the results will be significantly better that with chemical peeling. The fraxel works well for acne scarring, as well as fine lines and wrinkles and photoaging. Fraxel can be used on most skin types, and all over the face and body. The fraxel laser is fda approved. Read more...

I've been told since my acne scars relatively are new (4 months old), my Accutane will clear them. Can the peeling/dryness actually do that?

Not how it works. The scars may fill in a bit on their own and since you're not developing new lesions, there's a bit of leveling off. I'm sorry that you weren't given effective treatment in time to avoid scarring, and it's good you're being treated now. Stay the course and you'll be glad. Fillers, microsurgery or laser can help with the scars if you want; several Hollywood studs kept their for the tough-guy look. Read more...

Is it okay to do a salicylic acid 20% gel peel for acne scars while on 60 mg of accutane?

Accutane. No I would not use a salicyclic acid peel while on accutane. It an only increase the irritation and redness of your face. Read more...
Don't recommend. Wait until you are finished with the Accutane before working on your scars. Talk to your dermatologist before you use a drying agent on your face. Read more...

After taking acutane is there a certain amount of time you need to wait before starting treatments to get rid of the acne scars?

Yes. You would want to wait at least a full year before any peel, laser or dermabrasion type procedure after accutane. The Accutane will decrease your skin's ability of heal from a peel or other resurfacing procedure. Read more...
Until symptoms gone. Opinion varies as to how long it is safe to wait after stopping Accutane before elective surgery. The best opinion I have heard is to wait until all your symptoms of driness resolve, usually 1-2 months. Read more...
6 months. The original package misery on Accutane said one year but it has been revised in both the dermatology literature and in the package insert to 6 month.S mild chemical peels as well as fractionated laser can be performed at 6 months safely. Read more...
Minimum 6 months. This is controversial and most physicians recommend waiting at least 6 months and most prefer 1 year and possibly even 2 years to be safest. This is particularly true for resurfacing techniques but less relevant to injection or topical antibiotic treatments that are minimally invasive. Read more...
Yes! Discuss your use of Accutane honestly with the doctor treating your scars. Resurfacing procedures should never closely follow the use of Accutane or the risk of additional scarring goes way up. Be careful! Read more...

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

First control acne. Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. Read more...