Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
PrettyInside

Can Topical Retinoids Alone Prevent Indented Scarring?

Recommended Posts

I have an existing dark red mark on my forehead, as well as a decent-sized, inflammed cyst that's reached the "head" stage. I'm wondering if starting a topical retinoid might help prevent both areas from turning into an indented scar.

The red mark has already been there for several weeks, so I'm not sure if topical treatment alone would be too little, too late. My other option is to try an antibiotic. (I've not taken any antibiotics for acne in at least 13 years, or so. But I'm feeling a little desperate to avoid another indented scar.)

Thank you,

P.I.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×