For many years I have been campaigning to get this insidious drug removed and more and more doctors are joining the mission.
But we have to use common sense when confronted by a client who has been on the drug for a year or more and not be over cautious when conducting their DMK treatments, although when in doubt it is always better to error on the side of caution!
Why are many Accutane users scar prone?
After months of use, the enzyme collagenase becomes compromised. This little enzyme determines how many new collagen fiber bundles arrive at the surface of a breeched epidermis in a normal rhythm of proliferation.
If they arrive too fast and over-blow the site of the injury they remodel, unnatural tissue formation occurs IE: scar of some type.
Of course if this happens and is noted by a skin practitioner Beta Glucan can come to the rescue and stimulate the Langerhans cells into becoming a strong “car park barrier arm” and slow the new baby cells down to a regular remodeling pattern.
The typical DMK protocol is:
1, Help wean the client off the drug slowly.
After 6 months being off the drug the client may have Pro Alpha Six Layer procedure, RP resurfacing (this actually HELPS re-establish collagenase) or Alkaline wash.
All other DMK treatments, including pre exfoliating non-penetrable products such as Quick Peel, ProZyme and MicroPeel, can be used with the Enzyme protocols.
CAUTION: Clients exhibiting hypertrophic or keloid scars on their body or face that have appeared in youth or childhood that are “scar prone” should be off Accutane for a year before dramatic DMK resurfacing procedures.