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How long do you have to wait to do skin resurfacing (micro, chem peels etc) after taking accutane? I heard 6 months but i can't wait that long! lol

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Dr. Curtis Wong
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Wait after Accutane

6 months is the general rule for waiting before having resurfacing procedures.
The risk for scarring is considerable and waiting will reduce your risks. You say you cannot wait that long... Why not? If your issues have been with you for years, you should wait the 6 months before risking a bad outcome.

In brief: Wait after Accutane

6 months is the general rule for waiting before having resurfacing procedures.
The risk for scarring is considerable and waiting will reduce your risks. You say you cannot wait that long... Why not? If your issues have been with you for years, you should wait the 6 months before risking a bad outcome.
Dr. Curtis Wong
Dr. Curtis Wong
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Laser resurfacing

6 months wait time is correct.
One of the major drawbacks of acutane treatment for patients is the length of time they have to wait before they can undergo procedures like microlaserpeel, fractionated laser or deep contour laser treatments.

In brief: Laser resurfacing

6 months wait time is correct.
One of the major drawbacks of acutane treatment for patients is the length of time they have to wait before they can undergo procedures like microlaserpeel, fractionated laser or deep contour laser treatments.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Kenneth Stein
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Skin resurfacing Acu

You do have to wait at least 6 months after acutane before you do any skin resurfacing.
You have to wait that long so that the dermal buds can regenerate the epithelium.

In brief: Skin resurfacing Acu

You do have to wait at least 6 months after acutane before you do any skin resurfacing.
You have to wait that long so that the dermal buds can regenerate the epithelium.
Dr. Kenneth Stein
Dr. Kenneth Stein
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