Our expert says:
Hi Lucia, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay with my response but I was away attending an overseas congress.
This is a difficult question to answer over the net as one would ideally like to examine the area before deciding on what the best treatment options would be. Your best option would be to consult with a cosmetic dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner who can give you the best treatment possibilities for your skin.
One should wait 3 month after stopping Roaccutane before considering chemical peels; superficial peels (such as glycolic acid) are safe to use in all skin types.
Your most important topical is a good SPF (50 or higher and must contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide). Fractional skin resurfacing can also help with acne scarring and pitting but one needs to use a laser that is safe for darker skin types such as Fraxel or Syneron’s eMatrix (Sublative Rejuvenation). Fraxel will need some topical skin preparation (such as tretinoin or superficial chemical peels) and the correct settings need to be chosen to prevent pigmentory changes and other potential side effects.
The Matrix RF is colour blind and can be used on any skin without the fear of pigmentory or other side effects.
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