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do acne scars go away over time

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne scars: An acne scar will not fade away, however, an area of huperpigmentation may.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Scar maturation: Majority of scars do get better with time but some may not. See a plastic surgeon in your local area to get more specific information about scar treat ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: You can choose to keep them -- several hollywood male leads have done this for the 'tough guy' look -- or have them treated by a dermatologi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. Yo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dermatologist: A few options. See a cosmetic dermatologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Treatments available: Over time, the look of any scar will improve somewhat. The question is whether it is a satisfactory improvement. A combination of resurfacing with f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No. They won't.: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up getting scars. Brown hyperpigmentation fades over months, but nothing will touch the depressed lesi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Specialist Rx: I am sorry your severe acne was neglected and you were scarred. Nothing you can do will touch it. A physician can offer laser, filler, or microsurgery ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve but not gone: A peel could improve your scars especially the xhsllow or pigmented ones but sadly nothing erases all acne c scars.
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