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Doctor insights on: Acne Pitted Scar Treatment

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On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

Indefinitely: Once the treatment - like laser or chemical peel - has healed, and a few months have gone by, the results in the treated area should be stable. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scar Treatment (Definition)

Scar treatment can be defined as any intervention performed on a scar. This can vary from simple treatments such as topical massage or tape or silicone gel sheeting/ointment proceeding up to progressively more aggressive and invasive treatments ranging from external energy application (ultrasound, laser, light, radifrequency, etc) up to injections, radiation therapy, surgery ...Read more


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Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

Tell me about laser acne scar treatment?

It works VERY well!: The co2 laser works very well for acne scars of the face. The co2 laser emits invisible energy that is absorbed by the skin, vaporizing a very thin amount of the surface. The laser energy also stimulates production of new collagen. This results in the skin becoming smoother, and ultimately stronger and thicker than before the treatment. It may not get rid of all the scars, but it really helps! ...Read more

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Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin?

Yes: People should generally put sunscreen on any scar on the face with an spf of 30 or greater to reduce color changes in the scar for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Depends on modality: Laser treatments for acne can only soften the scars, but do not completely erase them. The non invasive lasers build collagen slowly, take multiple procedures and are costly. The more invasive treatments (ablative fractional resurfacing or full face ablative laser resurfacing with co2 or erbium laser) has both the abrasion affect as well as the collagen building benefit, but more down time. ...Read more

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What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and I hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and I hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

Acne scars: For deep ice pick scars, the best treatment is excision and suture closure. For more superficial scars, sometimes the scars can be released and fat injected deep to the scar. Frequently the surface can then be improved with laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Both: Both are great treatments in the right hands. Only go to a dermatologist with a lot of experience, not just any laser or salon that does these treatments. It can be horrific if performed in the wrong hands. ...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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What's a good treatment for acne and scars?

What's 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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What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

Many options: Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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When can I seek treatment for residual scars from acne once I'm off acutane?

When can I seek treatment for residual scars from acne once I'm off acutane?

1 year: Although each surgeon/dermatologist that treats this may have different opinions, at least 6 months and for most of us, 1 year must have passed before any facial resurfacing for acne scars should be performed. Options include dermabrasion / laser resurfacing (most often CO2) and/or chemical peel. ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. ...Read more

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I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

Cannot ELIMINATE!: No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon for best options for you! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

Surgical Tx best: The best and quickest resolution may be excision of the hypertrophic scar. Steroid injections will not affect the scarring that has occurred. The best cosmetic result is achieved with a simple excision which removes hypertrophic scar and also the pitting and depressions that are typical of acne scars. Removing a few of the most prominent scars will make your whole face look better. Best regards, . ...Read more

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What are treatment options for acne scars?

What are treatment options for acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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Which one is best treatment for acne scars?

Which one is best treatment for acne scars?

Several: Choices depending on where scars are and how severe:
fillers
laser
chemical peel
excision
face lift
fraxel
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What are some treatment options to remove acne scars?

What are some treatment options to remove acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatments: Depressed scars respond well to a combination of subcision and medical microneedling
depressed scars, regardless of the prior cause (surgical, traumatic, acne, infectious) generally have two main aspects that must be addressed by treatment in order to achieve a gratifying aesthetic result.
The first goal is to lift the depression itself as much as possible to achieve smoother skin. The appearance. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

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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For very light acne scars, is there a preferred treatment?

For very light acne scars, is there a preferred treatment?

Many options exist!: For mild acne scarring, facial peels, dermabrasion, and laser procedures can all provide improvements. Complete removal is impossible in most cases, but the less severe the scarring, the better the overall improvement. Microdermabrasion will not be helpful, and fractional laser procedures can require multiple sessions to equal one ablative laser resurfacing or dermabrasion degree of improvement. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more