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Help Me Figure Out Can I Do For These Scars

14 May 2013 - 06:03 PM


Non-Ablative Laser After Accutane

13 May 2013 - 07:53 AM

Hey guys. Like many people here I went on accutane, and was left with some acne scaring. Although it is not severe, on my right cheek I have some moderate (rolling scars I think...), and one nasty hypertrophic scar on my left cheek. Soon, I'm going to get cortisone shots (hopefully that works) for the hypertrophic scar, but I'd like to inquire about some non-ablative laser treatments. I know doctors argue between 6 months and 12 months for treatments, but do you guys think 6 months would be suffiecient for something like Fraxel resurfacing or Fraxel restore (or any non-ablative treatment)? Please let me know your thoughts and if any of you guys have gotten laser treatments 6 months ratehr than 12 months after accutane. Also the price paid would be helpful too. Thanks in advance!

For Everyone Who Wants To Try Accutane

17 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

I've recently discovered an acne treatment that is supposed to have similar effects to Accutane. According to a study by Jeffrey Dach, vitamin B5 reduces sebum prouction and shrinks the pores. This is exactly what Accutane does, but it has less side effects. Dach proposes an alternate way of taking vitamin B5 because it's very difficult to consume a large amount. In his study, he said it has much success but may not work for everyone.
Well here is the link: http://www.drdach.com/Acne_B5.html
Let me know what everyone thinks of the validity of this study. I've never heard about it, but I think it would be worth a try. However, I'm already on accutane so I plan to see i through. Maybe I'll give it a try if my acne comes back which I' hoping it doesn't.