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My dermatologist advice to treat acne scars with microneedling during low dose 20 mg on accuntane . What can I do ? I heard there is risk in microneedling treatment during accuntane.

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You must have active acne to be taking Roaccutane.So I wouldn't do any treatment until you have finished Roaccutane.

Certain treatments cannot be done unless you've been off Roaccutane for over a year.Dr Lowe in London,UK (he and his wife are horrible ppl) told me I had to have beed off Roaccutane for a year before doing Co2 laser.

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36 minutes ago, Sam said:

You must have active acne to be taking Roaccutane.So I wouldn't do any treatment until you have finished Roaccutane.

Certain treatments cannot be done unless you've been off Roaccutane for over a year.Dr Lowe in London,UK (he and his wife are horrible ppl) told me I had to have beed off Roaccutane for a year before doing Co2 laser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJlCPK8Rhhg&t=124s

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NO! while on Accutane, your skin is very very thin and fragile and Accutane also slows dows the healing process a lot(you must have noticed that too), doing any sort of treatments can damage your skin, if I were you, I wouldn't risk it. Its best to wait for atleast 5-6 months after Accutane so that your skin thickness and healing abilities are back to normal before you can get any treatment for the scars

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JAMA article published 28th June 2017, peer reviewed task force. JAMA is one of the highest rating medical journals, the article was on the use of Accutane and energy based, light, laser, peels and other acne scar treatments. It is a comprehensive article that is set up to once and for all provide peer reviewed evidence.

This should clear all confusion, now and for ever (unless your dermatologist, or plastic surgeon does not read articles to keep up with things, if one is passionate in their job IMO their whole life work should revolve around what is the best for their patients....... then you goto ask the question, are you getting the best specialist for your work?)

eternalrocket you are indeed correct with skin fragility on isotretinoin, half life of this drug short, polymorphismism of gene expression vary (means some resistant, some vvvvv sensitive) any good dermatologist will know what to do. Im no doctor, but possibly drop the dose hydrate the skin, perform the procedure, then pick up from there. Articles ( one by ASDS, Derm Surg and JAMA) are very good. )

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I guess one has to respect his wishes...or possibly Dr Lowe doesn't keep up with the newest papers. Alot of doctors get in their comfort zone, and do the same thing year in year out.  I have heard of Dr Lowe since the 90s when he introduced lasers to St John's Hospital in the NHS, in the UK, he is the pioneer of laser dermatology in England , well respected, and hence if he has his stance .. well it is what it is. 

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