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What is the best way to get rid of the acne keloid scars on my back?

What is the best way to get rid of the acne keloid scars on my back?

Injections: Hypertrophic scars on the back are very difficult to treat and only modest improvment is the norm. They can be decreased by intralesional cortisone injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Am i allowed to join the military with acne keloids?

Am i allowed to join the military with acne keloids?

Contact recruiter: Your local recruiter should have a list of disqualifying conditions. These conditions may vary between services, so if not acceptable to one branch, try another. ...Read more

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Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

None will work: I am very sorry that you ended with keloidal acne scars. This didn't need to happen. If your family's devotion to "natural healing" caused them to neglect this serious and permanently disfiguring disease, i hope this will cause you to wise up and recognize how wrong they were not to get you a real rx. Get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon -- it's likely they maybe able to help some. ...Read more

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Has fraxel been tried in curing acne scars and keloid?

Has fraxel been tried in curing acne scars and keloid?

Yes: The co2 fractionated laser series can help resolve scars. Keloids are very difficult to treat and the co2 fractionated laser has been used mixed reviews. There is no cure for keloids but there is prescription medication cream to be used after removing them and that has been helpful as well. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for keloid ? i have a keloid on my chest because of acne. How to clear the acne on my chest ? If i use BP it will only prevent it.

Is there any cure for keloid ? i have a keloid on my chest because of acne. How to clear the acne on my chest ? If i use BP it will only prevent it.

Manage acne.: I am sorry your acne was not cared for as it should have been and you got scarred. You cannot cure it, and you will need more than benzoyl peroxide to keep trunk acne under control. Ask your physician about adding an antibiotic. A specialist can remove the keloid when your acne is under control. Results are so so. ...Read more

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Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Nope: Keloids are a specific type of scar that overgrows the edges of the injury. Acne scars include a wide variety of scars that form in response to acne. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera shrink and fade keloids cause by acne ?

Does aloe Vera shrink and fade keloids cause by acne ?

Probably not: No reason not use Aloe except that it will most likely not cause any significant imporvement ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more