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Dr. M. Christine Lee
464 doctors shared insights

Acne Scar (Overview)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common with aggressive inflammatory lesions.


Dr. M. Christine Lee
464 doctors shared insights

Acne Scar (Overview)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common with aggressive inflammatory lesions.


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Does even better by clinique really reduce the appearance of acne scars?

Does even better by clinique really reduce the appearance of acne scars?

Acne scars: If the scars disappear temporarily by stretching the skin of the affected area they can disappear with injections of dermafillers (restylane, juvederm etc.)and possibly with creams that contain the same (hyaluronic acid). In cases of acne, peeling is a consideration ( chemical facial peel) to treat acne scars. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Co2 fractional ablation works great on acne scarring. ...See more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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Fractional laser test on small acne scar, to see my reaction to it, 2 days after a big brown spot has appeared. I am so nervous, what's wrong?

Fractional laser test on small acne scar, to see my reaction to it, 2 days after a big brown spot has appeared. I am so nervous, what's wrong?

PIH: Darkness of the skin after injury (including laser treatments) is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or pih. This is more common in skin types with more pigment. If it does not fade on its own (and relax, it may be fine) you will need to treat it with a skin bleach. It's good that you had a test spot, and fractional laser is the best treatment for acne scars in my opinion. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if acne scars go away by themselves after a long time, say a few years?

Wanted to know if acne scars go away by themselves after a long time, say a few years?

Acne scars: An acne scar will not fade away, however, an area of huperpigmentation may. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Tip)

Treating Scarring

Please don't touch the scar multiple time, it might grow bigger. ...See more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
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See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
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What causes acne scars to heal so slowly?

What causes acne scars to heal so slowly?

Inflammation: The inflammatory response associated with them results in prolonged healing times. Can see dermatologist / asthetician / cosmetic surgeon for help in expediting process. ...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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Barry Press
1,902 doctors shared insights

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