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What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

Deep acne scars: Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists.

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Please tell me what can I do to treat my acne and scars?

Please tell me what can I do to treat my acne and scars?

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

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I have intense acne and scars help, what do you recommend?

I have intense acne and scars help, what do you recommend?

Prescription Rx: You're using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated already, i trust. Get with your personal physician. If you are offered isotretinoin, consider using it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you rid of acne and scars?

How can you rid of acne and scars?

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 (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes acne and scars on chin?

What causes acne and scars on chin?

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 more

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How can I clear my face from acne and scars?

How can I clear my face from acne and scars?

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

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What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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How can you rid severe acne and scars at the same time?

How can you rid severe acne and scars at the same time?

Let us try: 1. Pop the pus out of each lesion and sqeese enough till all the pus is out and you see a little bit of blood. This sqeesing is essentisl to let the acne heel without a scar. 2. Wash your face twice daily with medicated soap and apply clindamycine 1% solution to each lesion 3. Take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg, one tab twice a day for 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

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 more

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Why does my acne always scar? How can I stop it from scarring?

Why does my acne always scar? How can I stop it from scarring?

Acne: It sounds like you have cystic acne. This often has scarring associated with it. Controlling the outbreaks helps with scarring. You should be under teh care of a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can clear my face from acne and scars?

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

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What's the best way to take care of skin? (eliminating acne and scars)

What's the best way to take care of skin? (eliminating acne and scars)

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

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Does any cream or home remedies helps to reduce acne rolling scar please help?

Does any cream or home remedies helps to reduce acne rolling scar please help?

Not really: Unfortunately, I have not found any topical treatments or home remedies that have been effective at treating any form of acne scarring. It is for this reason that i believe lasers are the best treatment. ...Read more

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Could acne/acne scars turn you off?

Could acne/acne scars turn you off?

Yes: Or turn you on. There's no understanding what someone will like. However, i need to tell you that acne scars, especially on a woman, are a serious liability, and even chris pine and brad pitt go to great lengths to conceal theirs. If you're responsible for a young person's health ; you allow them to develop acne scars through neglect, they will resent it for the rest of their life. ...Read more

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Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Acne and scars: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques. ...Read more

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Why are people so hung up on acne/acne scars nowadays?

Why do you ask?: Several hollywood leading men have kept their acne scars to look tough, but even chris pine wears a short beard to conceal his massive scarring. Acne and acne scars nowadays are a marker for not receiving simple health care for a chronic disease. Most folks consider them disfiguring. If you are ignoring your own child's health because you think it's a "hang-up", please reconsider. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and scars on my face?

How can I effectively treat acne and scars on my face?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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Hi i m 24 year old I have acne and scar on my face any suggestions?

Hi i m 24 year old I have acne and scar on my face any suggestions?

Depends: See your Family doctor or dermatologist. Your condition required to keep your skin clean, some topical acne treatment containing the retinoic acid and peroxide and by mouth doxycicline, depending on the severity of the condition, which are prescribed medication. But the best advise could be given by your physician after seen and examining your skin, Best of luck! ...Read more

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Could the white cluster if acne like scars around my partners anus be herpes? 

Could the white cluster if acne like scars around my partners anus be herpes? 

Depends: White scar-like lesions around the genitals & anus could represent any number of skin conditions... Molluscum contagiosum, condyloma latum (syphilis), and herpes are examples of some contagious conditions while other conditions (like lichen sclerosus) can be progressively disfiguring. It is important to have you partner checked out by a physician like a dermatologist to rule out concerning causes. ...Read more

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Tried medicine on and off but it wont help. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of acne and scars permanently or any home remedies?

Tried medicine on and off but it wont help. Do you have any suggestions to get rid of acne and scars permanently or any home remedies?

Isotretinoin: You've got scars, and you've had failures with other medications. You're a grown man now and your acne is a major personal and professional liability. Acne is not curable but needs to be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You are probably a candidate for isotretinoin; be brave, ignore the scare stuff online, and go for it. You'll need microsurgery / laser / fillers for the scars. ...Read more

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Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Seek consultation: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: I suspect that these internet remedies are cruel pranks. It's not going to touch either active disease or scars. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared your active disease in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Only a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery can make the scars less visible. ...Read more

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How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

Are there natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

Manage it: There's no quick fix for a pimple and nothing you can do on your own will touch a scar. Retinoic acid topically is a vitamin A derivative and it's also good for preventing pimples and may help fade post-inflammatoryp pigmentation. I hope that whether or not this meets your criteria for 'natural', you won't ignore what the 21st century has to offer you for Rx of this serious illness or any other. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these dark/purple-ish acne mark scars?

How do I get rid of these dark/purple-ish acne mark scars?

Hydroquinone: A skin bleach may work. I'd urge you not to try it. You may make a mess, and the dark spots do fade with time. The key is to manage your active lesions. Actual depressed scars require a specialist's care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy to get rid of acne and scars ?

Is there a good home remedy to get rid of acne and scars ?

Will disappoint: Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is your best non-prescription rx. Nothing you can do at home will touch scars. If you are the patient are are avoiding a physician's office visit, that is your business, but if you are responsible for the health of a teen who already has scarring, you have a duty to get him/her effective treatment that only evidence-based medicine is likely to provide. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

There aren't any: Depressed scars are permanent; red / brown marks fade in months. I'm really sorry you ended up with these lesions, and I hope it was not the result of a caregiver's preference for "natural remedies" over treatments that actually work. Get with your personal physician about managing your disease; if it's scarring, you'll need prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne, pimple scars, blackhead etc?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne, pimple scars, blackhead etc?

Scientific Rx: You've got scarring from acne? This should never have happened and i'm sorry your disease was neglected. Forget home / "natural" remedies, use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated now, and phone your physician for help. You'll need prescription strength medicine and in today's world, you owe it to yourself to get cleared -- both personally and professionally. ...Read more

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What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

OTC acne products: Typically if your scars do not recede in a few months you should invest in physician grade products that can help improve your acne and prevent scarring. Alpha hydroxy's and Retin-A can help exfoliate your skin, hydroquinone can help lighten scars; and if more severe you may needs peels or lasers to even out the scars. Good diet, water, vitamin d and b can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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I have acne and scars. Is laser effective in healing thescars? Are there any side effects of laser?

I have acne and scars. Is laser effective in healing thescars? Are there any side effects of laser?

Lasers for acne scar: Lasers can decrease the depth and severity of acne scarring. Realize it probably will not completely take the scar away. Furthermore several treatments may be necessary to see the optimal effects. ...Read more

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I have a indented 0.6cm box-car looking acne pitted scar in length and around 0.2cm in depth next to my brows. Treatment to recommend? Ty!

Laser genesis: I would recommend a laser genesis treatment. We offer this at TLC aesthetics in tampa florida. See our website at botoxfun.Com. The laser genesis treatment sends heat to the area to help with collagen stimulation and scar reduction. A series of laser genesis treatments weekly would help significantly with scar reduction. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between post inflammatory acne and scar? Can you have both? My skin has smooth area brown some have tiny bumps do I have both?

Whats the difference between post inflammatory acne and scar? Can you have both? My skin has smooth area brown some have tiny bumps do I have both?

Difference : Post inflammatory will show as darker areas (color change on skin). Scars will appear as firm raises or indented areas that. See a dermatologist who will treat both components if present as well as active acne that can lead to both. ...Read more

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I have acne black scars. Using persol ac 5 cream. 4 days afyer usage i got redness n light swelling on affected area. Is it notmal. Can i use regulr ?

I have acne black scars. Using persol ac 5 cream. 4 days afyer usage i got redness n light swelling on affected area. Is it notmal. Can i use regulr ?

Normal: Benzoyl peroxide often causes dry, irritated skin. When you write "acne black scars" it suggests post-inflammatory pigmentation. A retinoid may be your best bet. Adapalene or tretinoin are available at different strengths and different forms. Expect some irritation and expect to use it for a long time. If you suffer active acne the best therapy is oral spironolactone. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or deep chemical peel, or local excision can frequently minimize the scarring. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more