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getting rid of face scars

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Derm consult: A dermatologist can make them less visible, but cannot remove them. Lasers, fillers, microsurgery, abrasion are all available. I've seen women get goo ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Bloom
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Dermabrasion: consult a dermatologist and stop self treating.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's shiny and may make them less visible, but it won't touch them in the long-run. I'm really sorry that you ended up with acne scars. This is the 21 ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Acne meds: Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring. Topical antibioti ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Sanders
38 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: There is a new drug for rosacea, Mirvaso, which helps the redness. It is not approved for or tested in acne, although is might help the redness.
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Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Laser: I think that a laser treatment would have the best chance of not leaving a scar.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Anyone telling you otherwise is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can make them less visible using abrasion, lasers, surgery and/or injection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
CIT & fat grafts: I have found that collagen induction therapy with needling and fat grafting can provide some improvement in atrophic scars. Others may require excisio ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. See a plastic surgeon ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Chin
44 years experience Dentistry
Soft tissue laser: Use of a soy tissue laser- quick, not messy results in minutes. Awe.
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