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Does deriva cms gel reduce acne scars

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 16 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
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 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
Plastic Surgery 34 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 56 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
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 26 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 15 years experience
Acne Scarring: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower resu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
No: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and a scar is by definition the end product of inflammation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 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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