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Acne And Scarring
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatologist: Ance scars are for life. See a good dermatologist and get treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne and scars. Is laser effective in healing thescars? Are there any side effects of laser?
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
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?
No acne ever age-28.Took nuvaring 3months-got acne. Stopped bc in feb-no acne.March-restarted bc-acne again but worse w/ puss.Will the acne stop/scar?
See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist the sooner you can. Let them examine you and treat you. ...Read more
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