Keloid scarring in acne
ACNE can be a scarring disease, but in some individuals these scars take the form of keloids. Keloids like this can arise from relatively mild acne and the patient does not have to suffer from cystic acne for these to occur.
Patients like this should be referred for oral isotretinoin treatment as soon as the first keloids form. It is imperative to treat the acne as quickly as possible, and the best drug to do this is isotretinoin, despite the various side effects associated with this drug.
Adverse effects including sun sensitivity, dry lips and muscle aches and pains will all quickly settle, but these keloid scars last a long time.
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