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Scar Team

Isotretinoin is a vitamin A derivative that is very effective for severe acne. Many patients we see in clinic have been on this strong medication for their acne for prolonged periods of time. How long after isotretinoin is stopped can interventions such as surgery or microneedling be undertaken? Peter Shumaker at the Scar II Conference had reviewed the literature. He commented that it was conventional to wait at least 6-12 months after Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) had stopped before commencing other interventions. However, he felt that the literature did not show overriding evidence for waiting too long and he suggested that it was probably safe to commence other treatments at an earlier stage. Here at The Scar Team, we tend to wait at least six months and certainly until any inflammation or local infection has settled. ...

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