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how to get rid of acne scars on african americans

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious rx: Acne on your trunk is going to require both topical and systemic Rx. The latter is available only by prescription. Control you active disease, and let ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone products are popular for their skin-lightening properties in asian and african cosmetics markets. In the U.S., they also are marketed for ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Combination Rxi: Inimizing inflammation with a topical steroid and/or salicylic acid may help for active lesions. Once established, the topical use of steroids, retino ... Read More
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hydroquinone: Speak to a doctor who can have high % of hydroquinone made just for you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Different options: Fraxel and dermabrasions work well for acne scarring, as long as the acne is under control. It usually requires at least 3-4 treatments; make sure to ... Read More
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Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical derm ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Dermatology visit: Nothing can remove the scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible using dermabrasion, injection, microsurgery or laser.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Can't be done: Even a dermatologist cannot make a scar go away. At best, they can be concealed by dermabrasion, laser work, or injections. It's your choice; several ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dermatologist: Some acne scars (flat, depressed) can be improved quickly with a filler. Other require more extensive treatment including laser resurfacing, excision ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
None: As far as i know there are no astringents that will get rid of acne scars. Even laser treatments only minimize the appearance of acne scars.. The best ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and tell you as to what can be done.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Can't self-treat: Red spots fade in weeks, a process you can't speed. The dark spots face in a few months at most and a bit of topical hydroquinone may help but don't o ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get serious about Rx: You're seventeen years old, you already have acne scarring, and you are using only topical benzoyl peroxide. This won't relieve acne that is severe en ... Read More

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