Can I Do Laser Hair Removal While I Have Acne Or On Accutane?
Patient shouldn't do any lasers procedures or chemical peels while on Accutane until after finishing your course for 6-12 months. Accutane is used to treat certain type of severe acne and makes your skin extremely sun sensitive. It inhibits the reepithelialization capacity of the follicles and hence, the effects can last up to a year. There is good evidence that any injury to the skin can potentially have adverse effects if the patient is on Accutane, be it a simple nick or a cut. It meaning that you will have an increased risk of keloid formation, and delayed wound healing after any laser treatment.
For some patients, 6 months is an adequate period to allow Accutane to clear the body, and laser procedures may be safely resumed at this time. In order to be safe, a test spot would insure no problems before a full treatment is given. However, must be using the laser energy parameter much less in order to minimize the possibility of any burns that might occur from the laser, especially on darker skin.
You still can NOT have laser treatment if you have an acne breakouts. Although any method that delivers heat especially deep and penetrating will improve acne. For the same reason, people have been known to sunbathe in the summer to the point of a 1st degree burn to improve acne. However, the risk outweighs the benefit. Bacteria are increasing its spread after hair remove and acne will not be controlled.