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Like peels, dermabrasion works by removing the outer layer of skin so that new, rejuvenated skin can grow in its place.

I was told that the use of Accutane affects healing after dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. Is this true?

Jody Levine (New York, NY) on Aug 19, 2011
Accutane can cause wound healing to take longer as the skin becomes more fragile from the medication. Patients should avoid dermabrasion and laser resurfacing while on Accutane, and ideally for a year after they finish using Accutane, to avoid scar formation. In rare cases, patients may have keloid formation after Accutane because the medication inhibits the body’s production of collagenase, which can cause collagen to build up and form keloids.