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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Chung
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
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
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
22 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed and i'm sorry you ended up with scars. With a history of scarring, make an appointment now with your personal physician for pr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Genetics: Some people have a stronger tendency to acne. If you feel that diet plays a factor in you avoid si p, e carbs and regular milk. This will take 1-2 mon ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You ... Read More
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