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How to get rid of acne scarring on the arms

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Acne scar tx: It depends.....If the scars are flat and discolored there are otc and prescription strength creams to help blend the pigment. If they are indented or... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have bee... Read More
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Dr. Brian Santin
Vascular Surgery 15 years experience
Keep out of Sun: By keeping these out of the sun it may help decrease the chance of them getting darker and may help give them time to heal. With time they may lighte... Read More
Dr. Steven Rottman
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Consultation: You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience using lasers to treat skin discoloration and scarring.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic treatment. A regimen such a topical benzoyl peroxide plus tetracycline 500 2x/day might be sufficient; don... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ACNE: Acne occuring on back, arm and shoulders are treated the same way according to severity.It is directed to less sebum production, comedone formation an... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fractional Laser: Fractional laser can reduce the appearance of acne scars. This should be performed by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Forget "natural": Acne is a serious, chronic disease that you need to manage effectively with what works. The one "herbal" remedy that may help is tea tree oil but this... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Manage, not cure: Acne is a chronic disease that can be managed effectively until it remits on it own. Until then, you need to manage it. If it's on your back, you'll n... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Need a diagnosis: You need to see your skin specialist to first diagnose the problem. There may be many disease presentations that may look like "baby acne" or what you... Read More

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