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Hiimhere99

Almost finished roaccutane and got scars*pics*

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Hello . Im 16 yr old and this Month i finish my 6 Month accutane treatment . The acne pretty home But the problem is That i got red acne scars on cheeks and some scars on forehead (not red But the scars are there ) . HOw can i treat the scars on cheeks before December when i will laser peel ? Please im very stressed . Added photos

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Im no expert on Accutane so I dont know exactly what your skin can handle right now. I would talk to your derm about using AHA and possibly working up to peels (glycolic). My derms always pushed tretenoin but I like glycolic better.

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Is it indented? or just Hypopigmentation?

Get a flashlight and try some angular lighting, there you can see if the scars are indented or just pimple marks. If it's just pimple marks it will resolve by itself or you can try putting Retin-A. This will help diminish the hypopigmentation or the pimple marks, but if its indented you need to have some acne scar treatments like lasers, TCA or Subcision. As what others said, you need to wait at least 6 months post accutane to start treating this scars with some invasive treatments.

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On 5/31/2016 at 4:43 PM, Hiimhere99 said:

ITS hyperpigmentation i think those are red-purple marks 


I've read that rubbing the inside of a potato should help.

Your scars are nothing compared to mine and others. You'll be just fine, it will eventually go away. Edited by holdingontohope
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