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How much does acne removal surgery cost?

How much does acne removal surgery cost?

Depends: First one cannot remove acne with surgery. One can control acne with various light sourses (ipl/laser) which is coded as acne surgery. Acne scars are removed only with surgery or lasers. Cost depends upon area treated and number of treatments, would guess abyt$500 per tx of cheeks, more for entire face. ...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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Is there an effective acne scar removal surgery?

Is there an effective acne scar removal surgery?

DIfferent techniques: Are available. Depending on the location, depth, and size of the scar your facial plastic surgeon may recommend different treatment options. Laser treatments or peels can help for more superficial scars. Ice pick type scars can be helped by excision and follow up treatments like dermabrasion. ...Read more

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For acne laser surgery removal, what should I do?

For acne laser surgery removal, what should I do?

Acne laser: Speak with a dermatologist. I don't believe lasers are the treatment for acne. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?

Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?

Can improve scars: Plastic surgery can significantly IMPROVE acne scars with a wide variety of modalities, ranging from skin emolients to injectables, to dermabrasions or Laser resurfacing....Dr. Csaba L.Magassy ...Read more

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Can there be a surgery that can cure acne?

Can there be a surgery that can cure acne?

No: Very few non-infectious diseases are curable at all, and surgery cures even fewer. Acne is a chronic illness that eventually self-cures. In the meantime, you can keep it under control. Here your physician is your best guide. It is not related to lifestyle or hygiene and you'll do best to ignore all "popular wisdom.". ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to remove my acne?

Is it possible to get surgery to remove my acne?

Possibly : Some acne will respond to light therapy, laser, chemical peels, and extraction. A combination of medical (pills and creams) and surgical treatment is often beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have surgery for your acne problems?

Is it possible to have surgery for your acne problems?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you have to ask. All acne can be managed with medication if you're willing to work hard and undergo regimens that are not pleasant. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Adding a systemic antibiotic usually works. If not, you may be offered another Rx; if it is isotretinoin, be brave and go for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any type of surgery that can be used to reduce acne?

Is there any type of surgery that can be used to reduce acne?

Laser Scar Removal: Using the latest laser technology, the beam of the laser penetrates the pores of the skin, smoothing the deep layers of the skin and improving the skin tone. Unless viewed under the microscope, the miniscule penetration of the laser is not visible to the naked eye. For this reason, there is a very short recovery time, results are immediate, and the skin will heal in a matter of 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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When is surgery used for acne scarring?

Varies: Depends more if you are bothered by the scarring. Redness after acne is not scarring. Scarring on the face are depressions, and rarely elevated areas. Once the acne is under control, laser can be an effective method for improving the scars. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

Is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

Yes: Acne surgery or acne scar treatments encompass a wide variety of procedures. This can include laser resurfacing/ dermabrasion to smooth the scar tissue. Scar removal and revision to remove deep scars, subcision and filler treatment to lift tethered scar tissue. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can review all of the options with you and determine which is best. ...Read more

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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