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Acne Laser Skin Treatment
Can there be some other treatment to clear acne scarring and pot holes in the skin apart from laser?
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
No: No, laser won't cure you of this however fractional lasers can help shrink pore size which in turn will help with acne. There are products you can use for the acne as well as oil. There are also other maintenance treatments with facials and peels that can help as well. The combination of lasers, products, and maintenance is the best option for you. ...Read more
I have oily skin but i don't have major acne either. I would like to have laser hair treatment on my face, is it safe to do on my kind of skin?
Depends: The oil and acne aren't great factors its more important to establish your fitzpatrick score. It grades skin from i to vi . Gr i is pale light eyes can't tan, gr iii middle road ( italian) can get tan vi african american. The higher the number the more " sensitive" you will be to the laser. If you are gr iv-vi make sure they are well trained, have a system that is acceptable for iv-vi. ...Read more
Research: I am not sure what center is by you but my recommendation is to research places within driving distance of where you live. Get referrals from other physicians you respect and trust or patients. Then, go for a consult and see which laser is best for your needs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it true that the laser treatment for acne scars will stimulate the collagen in my skin? What exactly does that do?
Collagen generating: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more
Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?
Multiple Ways: Treating acne requires antibacterial cleansers, and they usually contain salicylic acid. Benzoyl peroxide can be very effective for spot treatments. Mechanical exfoliation is useful to scrub away the outer layer of your skin which can become dull and possibly result in clogged pores. Chemical exfoliation (chemical peeling) is important in your initial acne regimen to prime your skin for home care. ...Read more
I have acne scar from 7 years and follow up many skin treatment but it remain same no medicine give.Now what should I do to remove I am very upset?
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