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How can you treat acne "pock marks?

How can you treat acne "pock marks?

Pock mark treatment: Often multiple approaches are required to treat acne scars. The skin can be treated with lasers or chemicals to cause collagen formation. The scar can be undermined with subcision to release the scar from the underlying tissue. Lastly the scars can be filled with a dermal filler material after subcision to plump up that area. I hope this helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surge. ...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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How do I remove post acne pock marks?

How do I remove post acne pock marks?

Improvement in scars: Is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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What can I do for my acne pock marks?

What can I do for my acne pock marks?

Cratered acne: Ice-pick scars from acne require deep skin treatment as provided by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Laser treatment may help. There are no topical creams or ablatives that will help. ...Read more

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How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

Not great: Exfoliation is always good, but its not going to help that much with acne scarring. To really make a difference you need to look at laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl erythromycin gel help acne pock marks?

Does benzoyl erythromycin gel help acne pock marks?

No: It's okay for keeping the acute lesions under control. I'm sorry you didn't get proper treatment when you developed your scarring. A dermatologist can make them less visible if you wish. ...Read more

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What are some things i can do to help get rid of your acne scars/pock marks?

What are some things i can do to help get rid of your acne scars/pock marks?

Multiple options: Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." scar excision/revision, injectable fillers/fat, subcision, laser, chem peel, dermabrasion, etc. Many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars and pock marks?

How do I get rid of acne scars and  pock marks?

Ablative laser thera: The best way to treat deep acne scars in my practice is to combine a deep near full thickness fractionate erbium beam laser with a full coverage superficial erbium laser peel. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pock marks & acne scars?

What is the best way to get rid of pock marks & acne scars?

Surgery or laser: Pock marks or "ice pick scars should be removed with a dermal punch and closed with a few sutures. Shallow scars usually improve with dermabrasion. Laser treatment is often helpful as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take acne scars/marks to fade?

How long does it take acne scars/marks to fade?

Weeks to months: It can take weeks to months for the colors of the scar to fade. It depends on many factors like the genetics of the person, the kind and depth of the scar and even skin color. Be patient! ...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