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A 31-year-old member asked:

could you tell me what's the best thing to take or do to get rid of acne scars?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: Speak with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Prevention: See a dermatologist now, so you can control your acne, and avoid more acne scars. Treating established scars is more difficult - but they can be improved with laser, chemical peels, subcision, excision, and fillers. An in-person evaluation is required to figure out which methods would be best for you.

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What are the best solutions for getting rid of acne scars?

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Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 29 years experience
Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing using a co2 or erbium laser is the best option for improving acne scars. I have also had some success with subcision (going under the skin with a large needle to release the scar tissue), microneedling, fillers and injection of fibrin rich plasma to the area.
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What is the best way to get, rid of acne scars?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Different options: Are available... First, you need to get control of the acne itself, if you haven't already. Depending on the size, depth and number of scars you can consider peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. Seek consultation with a facial plastic surgeon.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Microdermabrasion: I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of acne and the scars that go with them?

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Dr. Lana Long
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Treat the acne first: I think the best way to address people with both acne and scarring is to first get the acne under control. There are many options, and i would discuss them with a dermatologist. Many of my patients believe they have scarring, but in reality they have red marks left from previous acne which will go away once the acne is treated. If you have true scarring, other options are available.
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What is the best product for getting rid of acne and acne scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Accurate RX: Is probably the single most effective treatment to minimize acne scarring and prevent future outbreaks but it is not without risks and does require superb union by a physician. Discuss your candidacy for this protocol with a dermatologist.

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