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Does Tazorac help with acne scars

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dermatology 16 years experience
See below: Tazorac (tazarotene) does not treat acne scarring. It is a topical retinoid similar to, but more potent that retin-a. It can help prevent new acne sca... Read More
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Probably not: Acne scars are not likely to be treated with tazorac (tazarotene). Tazorac (tazarotene) can improve skin texture however and skin discolorations.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate t... Read More
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No : Tazorac (tazarotene) can improve skin texture and skin discoloration but it will not likely improve acne scars.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not: It is an exfoliant but not enough to erase scars. It is more for active acne and its control.
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Not likely: Tazorac (tazarotene) is a synthetic form of vitamin a. It will likely not improve acne scars but can improve overall texture and skin coloration.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dermatology 16 years experience
See below: Retin-a mirco does not treat acne scarring. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakout as part of an acne treatment regimen. S... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Neither will touch actual depressed scars, not can anything else. At best, you can hide your hyperpigmented lesions and even this is likely not to be ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Depressed acne scars: If there is one or a few depressed acne scars, there are a number of ways to help improve its appearance, such as injection of a filler underneath the... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Various: Peels can work over time. Fractional co2 ablation can do wonders to get rid of this scars. Microdermabrasion can help in less severe cases. Very seve... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: As you have experienced, retin a (tretinoin) van provide many benefits. Unfortunately scar eradication is not one of those benefits. Laser treatments ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably not: Ahas are not generally intended for this purpose and may increase redness. In fact salicylic acid peels may be better to decrease inflammation.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Acne scars: Depends on what they look like, how deep they are and how big an area you are talking about. Subtle treatments include microdermabrasion and chemical ... Read More

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