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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a quick way to get rid of acne scars on my face?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No easy fix: Treatment varies according to the subtype of acne scars and the patient's skin type (pigmentation). Fractionated lasers (e.g. Fraxel) are effective in all but the darkest skin types. Filling agents benefit deperessed scars caused by loss of subcutaneous fat, while a facelift benefits patients with both acne scars and loose, inelastic skin. Vascular lasers can reduce any associated skin redness.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Avoid sun & tobacco: As well as good skin care with possible oral or topicsl retinoids as indicated by a physician. Topical products such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may help but can makemitmworse as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of red acne scars ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Let them fade: They are the new vessels forming to nurture the deep healing connective tissue that was destroyed by the infection. Let them do their job. If you have depressed scars that are no longer actively healing, then you'll need to get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has a filler, microsurgery or laser ability.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a way that I can easily get rid of my acne scars?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Specialist care: Dermatologists offer a range of options including lasers, dermabrasion, surgery on individual lesions, and temporary tissue fillers. None are easy. Some hollywood stars have cultivated these scars for the tough guy look, but it is your choice and you should be able to get a good result.

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