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Which doctor in Singapore should I see for Isotretinoin and fractional laser?

Hi Dr Ethan

Thank you for your informative articles. I have 2 questions after reading on laser, isotretonin and moisturizer.

1       My skin is not pimply (controlled by rather disciplined cleansing), but bumpy and dry/oily in places. Am contemplating isotretonin or laser to make it healthier and flawless. Since you have done both, wonder if you know if they can be done concurrently or there is a recommended sequence? 🙂 It does not seem one doctor does both treatments, which NSC doctor did you see?

2       I have been sourcing for a moisturizer. Where may I purchase Cicaplast (La Roche Posay) or Aquaphor which you’ve mentioned in your post?

Thank you so much for your help!

From your description, your “bumpy” skin do seem to be what we frequently call:  closed comedones.  These are formed when there is an accumulation of debris, sebum and skin cells beneath the skin.

Treatment include:

  1. Retinoic creams, Benzoyl peroxide
  2. Exfoliation with chemical peels
  3. Oral medication to decrease sebum production such as oral contraceptive pills, Isotretinoin etc

As my colleague has pointed out, if it is not severe, the side effects of Isotretinoin may outweigh its’ benefits.

Intense lasers (such as fractional lasers) should not be performed concurrently when on Isotretinoin as it can impair healing and may cause further scarring.

Speak with your doctor so that an appropriate plan can be penned out for you.

Hope that helps.

All the best!

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