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Why do I keep developing acne like scars when I don't have

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Why do I keep developing acne like scars when I don't have acne. Ive been on numerous bouts of accutane when I was 19 till about 23 . I am now 30 . Some scars are triangular shaped
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Andrew,
This might not be acne that is causing your scars.
The best thing for you to do is to consult with an experienced dermatologist and, perhaps, have extensive testing such as a skin scraping and full thickness biopsy of the affected areas.
I am sure that by now you have seen a dermatologist. Perhaps it is time to move on to a Professor of Dermatology at a Teaching Hospital. Why a University setting? Because At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.
Does this make sense to you?
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