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A 41-year-old member asked:

what are doctors' recommendations to cure acne scars?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Laser resurfacing: For the right patient, ie acne scars, acne under control, light skin, laser resurfacing can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but scar reduction is very significant. There is a wide variety of lasers and skill levels. Good equipment and experience make a big difference, don't shop just for price, you get what you pay for.
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
CO2 Laser: This is considered the gold standard for the treatment of acne scarring at the present time.
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah answered
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Combination therapy: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp.

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How long does it take for superficial acne scars to disappear?

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Depends: The deeper the acne infection, the deeper the scar. Cystic acne can scar for life. If it was a deep, bad pimple, theoretically, some scars can take up to a year to heal. Most acne scars will also pigment and that can be permanent. Usually if its superficial, will disappear in 2 weeks.
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Topicals and Lasers: First, make sure the acne is completely clear using appropriate treatments with topical regimens, antibiotics, or isotretinoin. After your acne is clear, consider treatment of remaining scarring with the fraxel re:store or fractionated c02 lasers.
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Does even better by clinique really reduce the appearance of acne scars?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Can't hurt, may help: I don't know the product, but it may help a little, but i wouldn't expect miracles. If you have bad acne scars seek out a facial plastic surgeon as there are some options for treatment which you may be interested in.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

What can make acne scars disappear?

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A 21-year-old male asked:

What is the most simple and cheap treatment for light acne scars?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Acne scars: Dermatologists have a number of modalities for treating scars such as those from acne: chemical peels, laser therapy, collagen fillers. Choose a dermatologist with much experience as treatments may be expensive & you want the best results for your money. Chemical peel is probably the least expensive treatment.

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