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Cause of facial scarring after acne

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Definition: Scarring that occurs after acne infection.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Chung
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Cystic acne: Cystic acne can leave bad scarring. Main reason to treat acne is to prevent or to have less scarring. You can take an antibiotics and have a laser tr... Read More
Dr. Gregory Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Irregular skin : Acne scars can cause skin pockmarking. There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurf... Read More
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Visible skin damage: In predisposed patients, acne can lead to prolonged inflammation of the skin and eventual scarring - resulting in depressed scars and textural irregul... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Depressed scars: Inflammatory acne with cysts can cause depression of skin as ice picks, rolling scars or irregular indentations. In some cases on chest back and even ... Read More
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Here goes..: Acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous (oil) glands. Causes include hormonal stimulation of the oil gland, blocked follicles, bacteria and genetic pre... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Laser abrasion: Several options are available, but the most effective, in my experience, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them les... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Multiple options: Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Combination therapy: Acne scarring is a complex and difficult issue to treat. Most acne scarring requires repeated treatments to improve acne scars. Beware that acne mus... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
It's a mystery.: scars can only happen after trauma, injury, or infection. If none of these happened, I don't know how you get it. Dry skin would not cause "scar".
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Acne Scar Treatment: If you are not having active acne and have residual scars then there are many options for treatment of your acne scars. You should consult a facial p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Peterson
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a (tretinoin) or glycolic based product that might gi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Probably not.: One of the side effects of these creams is skin irritation. Usually best to consult a GP or cosmetic doctor about options. Or perhaps a consult on t... Read More

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