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A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Many causes: Affecting the sebaceous glands that may be associated with the sebaceous glands of the chin skin and associated hair follicles. Acne disease has many causes ranging from diet sensitive, to stress related, and hormone responsive. It amy take to determine the best medication and skin care regimen for your particular problem so be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: The first key is to prevent new acne from forming which keeps you from getting new scars. Once your acne is under control then the scarring can be addressed. However, it would be a little unrealistic to expect 100% resolution of your scarring. Darkened skin at a healed acne site is not scarring. See a dermatologist to help you with both issues. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed and i'm sorry you ended up with scars. With a history of scarring, make an appointment now with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment and until then begin with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; your doctor's rx will probably be in addition. Scars are managed today with lasers, microsurgery or filler; some hollywood leads keep their to look "tough". ...Read more
Scientific Rx: The benzoyl peroxide you're taking is a good start but only eliminates acne about half the time. The fact that you have scars means it was never sufficient. You need prescription-strength Rx for your active disease. It's not about self-care. Get with your physician. There is nothing you can do about the scars except visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has microsurgery, laser or filler. ...Read more
Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more
Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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