Does Accutane help with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

I don’t have cystic acne. In fact, my face is clear right now, except for a bit of texture. But I am Hispanic and I suffered from bad moments of acne in the past year. There are a lot of dark spots left over and they are not going away. I want to try Accutane to prevent any future pimples. I’ve also seen people have such flawless skin while on Accutane and wonder if I could get on it just to help my severe hyperpigmentation. Thank you.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D.

Accutane is very effective for dealing with active acne; however, it is unlikely to affect the hyperpigmentation that has already occurred. The drug has considerable side effects and requires strict monitoring while you are taking it to check for inflammation of the liver. You must not be pregnant while taking Accutane. In addition, there is drying of the hair and nails. If you decide to pursue this course, you must do so in the hands of an experienced dermatologist.

Published on Jul 31, 2018

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Accutane is very effective for dealing with active acne; however, it is unlikely to affect the hyperpigmentation that has already occurred. The drug has considerable side effects and requires strict monitoring while you are taking it to check for inflammation of the liver. You must not be pregnant while taking Accutane. In addition, there is drying of the hair and nails. If you decide to pursue this course, you must do so in the hands of an experienced dermatologist.

Published on Jul 31, 2018


Answered by Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa

From our personal experience, it is better to first try and treat your hyperpigmentation left behind from acne with a prescription strength of the FDA-approved skin brightener, 4% hydroquinone.

Published on Jul 31, 2018

Answered by Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa

From our personal experience, it is better to first try and treat your hyperpigmentation left behind from acne with a prescription strength of the FDA-approved skin brightener, 4% hydroquinone.

Published on Jul 31, 2018


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