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SMD? retin-a really does not help scars but can help the skin. i think that it won't hurt. that is something you need to ask your derm to be honest with you. what is SMD? microderm or something? here's what i googled:
SMD Sauter Mean Diameter SMD Science Mission Directorate (NASA) SMD Sea-Based Midcourse Defense SMD Sea-Based Missile Defense SMD Sega Mega Drive (game console) SMD Senile Macular Degeneration SMD Senior Managing Director SMD Separate Mechanized Division SMD Service Member Data SMD Severely Mentally Disabled SMD Ship/Shore Manpower/Manning Document SMD Shore Maintenance Detachment (US Coast Guard) SMD Short Message Delivery SMD Sigma Mu Delta (pre-medical fraternity) SMD Single Member District SMD Skill Matching Database (Australian immigration) SMD Small Munition Dispenser SMD Société de Mèdecine Dentaire SMD Software Management Directorate SMD Solar Magnetic Disturbance SMD Solder Mask Defined (semiconductor substrate process) SMD Spectrum Matching Detector SMD Speed Measuring Device (as in police radar guns) SMD Standard Macrobiotic Diet SMD Standard Market Design (US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) SMD Standard Microcircuit Drawing SMD Standard Military Drawings SMD Standardized Manufacturing Drawing SMD Stanford Microarray Database SMD State MARS Director SMD Storage Module Device (interface standard for disk drives) SMD Storage Module Drive SMD Strain Measurement Devices Inc (Meriden, Connecticut and Chedburgh, England) SMD Structures and Mechanics Division SMD Studenten-Mission in Deutschland SMD Sub Mucous Diathermy SMD Surface Mean Diameter SMD Surface Mount Device SMD Synchronous Message Delivery SMD System Management Daemon (Unix) SMD Systems Management Director/Directorate SMD Systems Management Division (Intel) SMD Staroffice Mail Document SMD Surface Mounted Device SMD Synchronous Mirror Delay
If you are getting SMD from another doc, just ask that doc. I hate being a third party butting in with my thoughts. That is usually offensive to another doc who is trying to take care of you. I hope you understand. best, sml
i think retin-a is fine in any case. it won't make a big difference one way or the other. the only time i ask people to stop retin-a is 1 month before a plasma skin resurfacing and 1 week before an IPL treatment. o/w no big deal. as far as helping scarring, i would be careful in responding to that. i think the collagen changes with retin-a are more subtle than that.