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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Multiple Options: The treatment depends on the severity and appearance of the scarring and how much you're willing to spend on treatment. Derma roller treatment is very ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Laser: There are many options, including laser and dermabrasion.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon that treats acne scars with chemical peels, dermabrasion and fractional laser etc.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: I'm glad you're being treated; the antibiotic you list must not be sole therapy and I trust you're also using a topical such as benzoyl peroxide. Red ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult: A dermatologist consult will be helpful.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: I'm sorry that your care was neglected when you were a teen and you ended up with scarring. I will assume that your disease is under control or h ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sorry it happened: I'm sorry that your acne was not treated appropriately. You're an adult now and the first thing you must do is manage your disease if it is still acti ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Acne scarring: Acne scarring can be treated with topical tx such as retin a (tretinoin) if mild, if more severe , laser , dermabrasion and other procedures can be pe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Specialist Rx: Red and brown post-acne marks are best left to heal themselves without interfering. Depressed scars require laser, filler or microsurgical treatment b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Takes time: Use an otc salyclic acid topical product , either as a cleanser or as a topical gel.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less vi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Your choice: A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use dermabrasion, microinjection, microsurgery, or a laser. It's your call, or if you're married let your wife ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
48 years experience Plastic Surgery
No simple answer: There is no simple answer to your question. Some may benefit from cortisone injections whereas others may require excision.Sometimes excision is follo ... Read More
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A 42-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. Your acne should be we ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Acne scars: See your dermatologist about using dermabrasion to get rid of your acne scars.
A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne scars: A dermatologist can evaluate your scars but in general you can reduce their appearance with using sunscreen and with time they may fade a bit.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah answered
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scar: May be.
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