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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 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


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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne scars using home remedies?

What do I do to get rid of my acne scars using home remedies?

No good ones: There are not any home remedies for acne scars that are both safe and effective. Even for experts, acne scars are a challenge. Don't try to do this yourself - go see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best way of getting rid of acne scars using home remedies?

What is the best way of getting rid of acne scars using home remedies?

No good ones: There are not any home remedies for acne scars that are both safe and effective. Even for experts, acne scars are a challenge. Don't try to do this yourself - go see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

No: Scars are permanent. They can be revised if bad, and this can be done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for acne scars?

Home remedy acne: The treatment of acne scars depends on the depth, color, and deformity caused by the scars. Sunscreen, gentle cleanser, and non-comedogenic makeup can help reduce the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or surgical excision may be required to remove scars. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product or home remedy to fade acne scars?

You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Is there any product or home remedy that is effective in getting rid of acne scars on the face?

No: Anyone telling you otherwise is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can make them less visible using abrasion, lasers, surgery and/or injection. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

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 ...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