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Can there be some other treatment to clear acne scarring and pot holes in the skin apart from laser?

Can there be some other treatment to clear acne scarring and pot holes in the skin apart from laser?

Yes: Microsurgery and injectable fillers may also help. I'm sorry your acne wasn't managed when it should have been, and i hope you are able to be successfully treated now. ...Read more

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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Very oily skin, acne, large pores! would getting laser treatment cure me of this?

Very oily skin, acne, large pores! would getting laser treatment cure me of this?

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

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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?

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

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Can you suggest where i can get best ablative/non ablative laser skin treatment for acne scars?

Can you suggest where i can get best ablative/non ablative laser skin treatment for acne scars?

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

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Is it true that the laser treatment for acne scars will stimulate the collagen in my skin? What exactly does that do?

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

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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?

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?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful. ...Read more

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Skin treatment or what are good home remediesto bring acne to the surface of the skin?

Skin treatment or what are good home remediesto bring acne to the surface of the skin?

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

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...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. Jeffrey Satinover
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more