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A 21-year-old member asked:

how can i help prevent acne and acne scars?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
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
Cardiology 26 years experience
I explain to my patients, colleagues, and my family of Four. Maintaining adequate hydration are the keys of good skin health.
Jan 2, 2012
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Prevent acne / scars: Some tips may help in preventing acne by keeping the face clean, using a suitable moisturizer, using makeup sparingly, keeping your hands off your face, stay out of the sun, feeding your skin and exercise daily. Scars could be prevented by treating your acne as soon as possible, avoiding squeezing your pimples, avoiding the sun, and following up with your dermatologist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
See a dermatologist: Acne is a comp, ex disease that may require treatment over many years. See a dermatologist specializing in the management of acne disease.
Dr. Nelson Lee Novick
Dermatology 46 years experience
Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring.
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Acne scar treatments: The best way to prevent acne scars is to control acne. The best way to prevent acne is dependent on the underlying cause of acne and can include topicals, antibiotics, creams, gels, ipl, laser, peels, etc.

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