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scar treatment & accutane contraindications

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Hi, I thought it might be easier to start a separate thread for post-Accutane scar treatment considerations. Here's everything that I've read on the topic, here and elsewhere:

- dermatologists say you can expect most of your scars to improve by 50% in the year after you get them. of course, if you got the scars awhile ago, don't count on it.... sad.gif

Almost every major treatment is off-limits for six months (risky) to a year (better) after finishing with Accutane. Possible exceptions:

- TCA CROSS method: the authors of the Dermatologic Surgery November 2002 treated 2 ppl who'd finished Accutane 3 months prior, with no problems. Tentatively, they say it's safe for post-Accutane ppl., since the treatment is so localized there's not a danger of inducing hypertrophic/keloid scar formation.

- Isolagen. But isn't this what you want to do last, rather than having it dermabrasion-ed off later on?

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50%??!!! surely they are talking about red marks rather than indented scars. My derm told me to come back next year and see how they were cause they would improve, yeh whatever.

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50%??!!! surely they are talking about red marks rather than indented scars. My derm told me to come back next year and see how they were cause they would improve, yeh whatever.

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