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Does deriva cms gel reduce acne scars

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 17 years experience
3-4 months : If you were prescribed differin, (adapalene) your scars aren't very bad. Differin (adapalene) is good for very mild acne and it produces less photosen... Read More
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Scars are permanent!: Differin (adapalene) gel reduces the tendency for your skin to have new acne outbreaks and additional scarring, but will not remove or eliminate scarr... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Skin Care Doctor: You should see a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who treats skin problems. They will treat you for the acne and the scars at the same-time with va... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retino... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 27 years experience
Active Acne vs Scars: Do you have active acne no as well? The benzoyl peroxide is a good place to start for acne, and especially combined with Retin-a (Tretinoin). The tret... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
No: This is to prevent or shorten the duration of a acne lesion.They will not have an effect on the already formed scars. However by clearing an acne lesi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Erythromycin: No, the topical antibiotic application is meant to treat active infection or prevent infection which inflames acne, it does not improve the appearance... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not long term: I'm glad you're getting properly treated for your acne. Nothing you put in scars will make them disappear in the long run. A dermatologist can make th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 55 years experience
No: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and a scar is by definition the end product of inflammation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
No: Seek a consultation with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. No matter what the employee at body shop tells you, tea trea oil will not remove y... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been shown to decrease hyperpigmentation, the darkening of the skin. This should help by making skin tone more even.
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