Can Accutane clear acne scars?

No. But it can help. Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate.

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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...

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...

I would like someone with knowledge of Accutane and acne scars?

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...

Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

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...

Can you tell me how to rid of acne scars let after accutane?

Specialist treatment. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help using fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated promptly when it should have been, but i'm glad you got to use isotretinoin. Read more...