Our expert says:
Hi Dee, thank you for the question.
The dermatologist is 100% correct in that the acne needs to be controlled before the pigmentation and scarring is addressed and under control. The reason he has suggested this is that new scarring should not be treated until 12 months have passed is that the scarring may heal by itself during this time period. Xeroderm is safe to use with your other topicals but one may consider adding a topical depigmenting regime such as NeoStrata’s Brightening Cream (during the day) and Pigment Lightening Gel (at night) and one may consider light/superficial glycolic acid peels every 4 to 6 weeks as this will further improve the acne. If you are taking Roaccutane or Accutane then one can’t do the peels.
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