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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None will work: I am very sorry that you ended with keloidal acne scars. This didn't need to happen. If your family's devotion to "natural healing&quot ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Injections: Hypertrophic scars on the back are very difficult to treat and only modest improvment is the norm. They can be decreased by intralesional cortisone i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nope: Keloids are a specific type of scar that overgrows the edges of the injury. Acne scars include a wide variety of scars that form in response to acne.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The co2 fractionated laser series can help resolve scars. Keloids are very difficult to treat and the co2 fractionated laser has been used mixed revi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes and no: I am very sorry that you are in this situation and that your acne wasn't managed as it should have been. A dermatologist can treat each keloid but it ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Tough problem: This should never have happened to you, and i'm sorry it did. A dermatologist can treat these with some success but it will not be easy or pleasant.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiggin
35 years experience Wound care
Scar care: The use of silicone sheeting has been used for scar care with some documented results. Mederma is an OTC medication from onion extract has shown excel ... Read More
A 120-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Keloids: The treatment you propose will do little to impact Keloidal scarring. These scars are a build-up of dense collagen in the dermis and little effected b ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Options: Acne scars can't be made to go away, but there are many options used by dermatologists to make them much less visible. A couple of rising hollywood st ... Read More
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