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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can i help my son prevent acne and acne scars?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Good washing: Good hygiene...Good hand and face washing. When face is oily and astringent and benzoyl peroxide will help. If acne is bad see your doctor there are many good medicines.
Dr. Tina Alster
Dermatology 35 years experience
No picking allowed!: Picking or popping zits leads to further inflammation of the skin and increases the risk of scarring. If you are able to see a dermatologist, please do! a dermatologist can prescribe medications (including topical therapies and antibiotics) and non-invasive in-office therapies (such as laser and light treatments) that will reduce your acne and treat any resultant scars.

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How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

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Acne & Acne Scars: Acne and acne scars cannot be prevented. The key is to control acne break outs. Controlling break outs, minimizes the tendency to scar. Acne and acne scar control requires a multi-step approach that includes clinical and prescription skin care, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser and light treatments. Care coordination by medical provider with expertise in acne treatment is key.
Dr. Dana Valencia
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I explain to my patients, colleagues, and my family of Four. Maintaining adequate hydration are the keys of good skin health.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How should I treat my acne scars and prevent acne ?

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Laser: Laser resurfacing or chemical peels may be a good way to treat acne scars. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for a regimen to treat your active acne.

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