Fractionated laser and radiofrequency treatments combined with low-dose isotretinoin for the concurrent treatment of active acne and acne scarring



Acne scarring is associated with substantially reduced quality of life, and therefore early initiation of effective treatment is desirable.
Acne scars were traditionally only treated on cessation of isotretinoin, and after an interval of at least three to six months. That was based on early reports of keloids or delayed wound healing in patients on isotretinoin during surgery.
Fractionated erbium non-ablative 1550nm laser (Fraxel Dual), Alexandrite picosecond laser with Focus array lens (PicoSure) and Radiofrequency microneedling (Infini and Endymed Intensif) are devices utilised for the treatment of acne scarring. Fractionated technology allows for more rapid treatment protocol, with less patient downtime and side-effects.
We assess the safety and efficacy of using Fractionated Laser or Radiofrequency technology combined with low-dose Isotretinoin for the concurrent treatment of acne and acne scarring.


Dr. Heba Jibreal