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what are ways to get rid of pimple scars quickly?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of acne scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the easiest way to get rid of my spot (pimple) scars?

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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Laser best for scars: The current standard of care for the treatment of acne scarring is laser resurfacing. Like any other condition, there are exceptions. Your best bet is to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to determine what is the best option for your specific case.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of pimple scars quickly?

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Dr. Susan Mathison
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Don't pick!: First of all, don't pick. If you have an inflamed pimple, you can use put a cool compress on it for comfort, or a warm compress if is a whitehead about to drain. Sometimes a trip to doctor for a tiny drop of steroid via injection. Use a tiny amount of Bacitracin until the scab is gone. Then try a scar gel like bio-oil or kelocote. Keep spf 30 over it, so that it doesn't get as much brown pigment.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are ways to fully get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Laser: The co2 fractionated laser will resurface your skin and get rid of scars. Depending how deep it may take a series of 4 treatments. There is down time involved with that laser. Otherwise collagen stimulating lasers are helpful. These are nonabative, have no down time and take a series of visits to your doctor. Stop picking your face and consider medication to help control your nervous tick.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to quickly get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are methods to get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Ablative laser: I have had the best results with ablative erbium beam laser.

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