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removing acne scars with tretinoin cream

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Both products: can lead to drier skin, so I recommend you stop using tretinoin a few days prior and after a glycolic peel. But acne scars are best treated with stron ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Acne scars: Try using 4 percent glycolic acid to reduce the scarring
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Acne and patience: Acne treatment virtually require long term follow up on a regimen as any cream or emollient will cause initial reaction to inflammed skin. Generally t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate t ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
There are many: There are several retinoids, all by prescription: tretinion, tazarotene, adapalene. Antibiotics can also come in cream form but those also require a p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience in Dermatology
See below: Tazorac (tazarotene) does not treat acne scarring. It is a topical retinoid similar to, but more potent that retin-a. It can help prevent new acne sca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably not: It is an exfoliant but not enough to erase scars. It is more for active acne and its control.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah answered
20 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
No, Maybe, No: Microdermabrasion will have little effect on acne scars, as it is a superficial "buffing" of the skin. You may note a temporary improvement in textur ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Revitol: Revitol scar removal cream - remove scars, reduce acne scars treatment with acne scar removal lotion ~ 1 jar by revitol 2.8 out of 5 stars  see all re ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It will not: Effective treatment of your acne will prevent additional scarring. If you wish, a dermatologist can make scars less visible using a laser, microsurger ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not really: True microdermabrasion is limited to the epidermis whereas acne disease truly occurs in the deep dermis. Microdermabrasion is a slightly more agressiv ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not acne scars: I'm sorry your disease led to scarring. This can be prevented with modern Rx. The scars can be managed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a la ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars i'm addition to surgical inte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ACNE: Yes, it peel off gradually the blemishes and take care of your acne.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
NO: Clarisonic is a cleansing system. Time alone will help fade scarring. If the scar is older than 1 year, there are other modalities to help such as ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Clindamycin: It is unlikely that this will change either the scarring or the enlarged pores. See a dermatologist and they can advise you about methods by which thi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick vari ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I am really sorry that your acne was neglected and you got scars. This stuff is asking to make things worse. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
Acne Scars: Yes. Avoid hydroquinone cremes. Cortisone helps. There are other ingredients to look for over-the-counter that help lighten hyperpigmentation. Kojic a ... Read More
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