Accutane is generally a contraindication to any resurfacing

by Bellevue | Seattle’s Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery:

This is a question that I answered for someone concerned that their doctor was going to put them on Accutane and then employ dermarolling to improve some acne scars. Here is a quick answer that I gave them:

Accutane is generally a contraindication to any laser resurfacing. However derma rolling is a form of fractionated type of resurfacing which may not have as significant risks.  This would be highly dependent on your surgeons experience. There are other ways to control your acne including hormonal control, antibiotics, chemical peels, directed skin care.

If you click on the picture below you can see a very informative laser resurfacing video:


Hope that helps!

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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