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Red acne scars and spots have been on my cheeks for about 9 months, nothing changed. Got on Accutane a few months ago some improvement, what can I do?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Many options: trials

On occasion, it may take many trials of different regimens to achieve optimal improvement.
You may have to avoid any surgical/exfoliative treatments for one year following cessation of accutane. Discuss your options with a dermatologist who is experienced in acne care. This may include novel and off label applications of red/blue light therapy, ipl, infrared, ala therapy, etc. Meanwhile avoid sun.

In brief: Many options: trials

On occasion, it may take many trials of different regimens to achieve optimal improvement.
You may have to avoid any surgical/exfoliative treatments for one year following cessation of accutane. Discuss your options with a dermatologist who is experienced in acne care. This may include novel and off label applications of red/blue light therapy, ipl, infrared, ala therapy, etc. Meanwhile avoid sun.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: No guarantee

No treatment will guarantee complete resolution of acne scars.
Dermoabrasion with chemical peels or laser peeling may be tried. Laser peeling seems to be more effective, but again, no guarantee. I'd strongly recommend discussing your options with a dermatologist. If your acne are deep ones, as i mentioned again, there may no complete resolution.

In brief: No guarantee

No treatment will guarantee complete resolution of acne scars.
Dermoabrasion with chemical peels or laser peeling may be tried. Laser peeling seems to be more effective, but again, no guarantee. I'd strongly recommend discussing your options with a dermatologist. If your acne are deep ones, as i mentioned again, there may no complete resolution.
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