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Facial scarring after acne medication

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Varies: If your scarring is flat and only has a surface change, use of a variety of treatments may help (laser, chemical, mechanical dermabrasion to resurface... Read More
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Combination therapy: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Moisturizer: Use a skin moisturizer to help remove red marks.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
DERMATOLOGIST: Discuss this with your Dermatologist who knows your medical history. If you are not confident in your Dr. see another for a 2nd opinion.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Definition: Scarring that occurs after acne infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Chung
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Medication: After the application of the topical acne medication, apply the moisturizer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dryness with meds: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing and medication application can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Resistance: Chronic use of a topical or systemic antibiotic may produce microbial resistance.

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