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    Old 03-11-2002, 04:59 PM   #1
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    Laser After Accutane?

    I finished a successful course of accutane Nov. 2000. I know that they say you should wait 12-18 months after accutane to have laser skin resurfacing done. I have been done about 18 months, but if I do have the procedure, I was thinking about waiting longer just to be safe. I am interested in it for red marks and sun damage. Has anyone else had this done or have heard about it? If so, please respond!
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    Old 08-08-2002, 07:27 PM   #2
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    Re: Laser After Accutane?

    bump, i just finished a cycle of accutane a couple months ago and want to have laser resurfacing also...i have an appt at the end of the month to discuss...

    Old 08-08-2002, 07:31 PM   #3
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    Re: Laser After Accutane?

    I wouldn't. I've read somewhere and my derm has told me to wait at least 3 years after knowing you're acne is gone for good. Even if the accutane has cleared you.

    Just think for a moment, if you get lasered now and you get more scars on top of the lasered'll be a mess and far worse than what you would have if you wait.

    But, I'm not you and this is my opinion, take it for what it's worth. <IMG SRC=""><p>[This message has been edited by Mr. Right (edited 08-08-2002).]

    Old 08-09-2002, 08:12 AM   #4
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    Re: Laser After Accutane?

    Agree with Mr. Right....I finished my Accutane treatment two yrs and 8 mos ago. My skin was clear for the first yr but my acne came back afterwards where my derma had prescribed me antibiotics. That helped clear my acne. Now I am almost 3 yrs and acne still coming out....not really severe but they're just bothersome as I have been used to seeing my face acne-free. My derma said she could put me back to Accutane for a second round...but hmmm not sure I wanted to do that again. In a year or two, I'd be (hopefully) bearing a child and although I know they say 6 mos after Accutane is safe for pregnancy, I just wanna be on the safer side. I am using Differin Gel and that Benzol Peroxide in tubes. It does work along with my antibiotics...But to answer ur question about laser resurfacing, I onced wanted to do that and like someone here said, my derma also told me to wait a yr or two. Well, I am glad I waited for two yrs coz now all these acne came back which I have under control. Not to mention that your skin is a bit sensitive fr the Accutane tx even after a yr. So I would wait it out. Two years would be a safe wait. Of course, it is ultimately your decision as this could be a case to case situation, best bet is go and ask for your docs opinion as well. Goodluck!

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