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Dr. Tanveer Janjua Dr. Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery
26 years in practice
Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College
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How effective is acne scar revision?

How effective is acne scar revision?

Acne scars: Acne scarring is very difficult to treat. Do not expect any miracles. It can take many surgeries or lasers etc and still could not look great. Obviously it depends on the extent of scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
474 doctors shared insights

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. Khalid Khan Dr. Khan
Ophthalmology
50 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Nishtar Medical College
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Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Mark Johnson Dr. Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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What are some effective acne scar removal creams or ointments?

What are some effective acne scar removal creams or ointments?

Scar cream: The only effective one I have ever seen chemically bonds silicone to the skin, so it is like wearing the silicone sheets. It is called biocorneum. Dont waste your money on others. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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Is there any scar removal or lighting cream that actually work on acne scar?

Is there any scar removal or lighting cream that actually work on acne scar?

Not reliably: First priority is to treat the acne. Once this is under control, the scars can mature, and hopefully fade. If the scars do not resolve see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for available treatments. There are many, because none are prefect. Bleaching creams, even the best ones, work about 1/3rd of the time with proper, long term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could anyone name the top acne scar removal procedures out there today? I'm going through my 3rd moderate breakout and its scaring :.( + old scars!

Could anyone name the top acne scar removal procedures out there today? I'm going through my 3rd moderate breakout and its scaring :.( + old scars!

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Yes: Both fractionated carbon dioxide and erbium lasers offer significant improvement for scars. The erbium offers faster healing time of 3-4 days and is appropriate for recent or old scars as well as surgical scars. ...Read more

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett Dr. Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
38 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Does laser scar removal for acne scars really work?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars really  work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
52 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

Surgical : Depending upon depth, extent location skin color, skin type, will determine what the best choice is for any individual scar situation. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dose Microderm abrasion really work for scar removal from acne scars?

Dose Microderm abrasion really work for scar removal from acne scars?

Depends on depth: of scars and your skin type, . Consult a dermatologist for specific opinion. It should help to varying degree. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing promising.

Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing  promising.

Dermatologists: To my knowledge, nearly almost all dermatologists are going to have laser treatment of acne scars as one of their mainstays of treatment options. Have you called a dermatologists office near you? I looked on line just now and there were a lot of dermatologists in the bay area offering this service. Best, of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Whitfield Dr. Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have rather annoying acne scars both on my face & chest what's the Best scar Removal cream or gel?

Acne scars may…: respond to vitamin A products (for minor imperfections) but a dermatologist may be needed for more severe defects (such as from cysts). Derm docs have a whole arsenal of ways to treat acne scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, Botox, collagen fillers. If your acne is still active, get checked for polycystic ovary ds (increases male hormone which worsens acne) & see dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Marc Sanders Dr. Sanders
Dermatology
35 years in practice
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Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

No.: No topical treatment will ever be as helpful as the laser you mentioned. Go to the website for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (asds.net) for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Anthony Dr. Anthony
Dermatology
17 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Not really: Depending on the scars and your skin type, a fractionated laser may be stronger/better than creams. Overall ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can you tell me, are acne scar removal products(creams like bio oil, selevax etc)as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Can you tell me, are acne scar removal products(creams like bio oil, selevax etc)as effective as fractional co2 laser?

No: You'll be cruelly disappointed. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want them fixed, you'll need a laser, a filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

Several: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is really good for sun damage but especially the brown spots. Chiemical peels can work too depending on the damage as well as on some acne scars. Other acne scars may need lasers or certain type of in office surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Dr. David Motoki Dr. Motoki
Surgery - Plastics
37 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Downey Dr. Downey
Surgery - Plastics
34 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne? I have many scars on my face caused by the bad acne i had when i was a teenager. I would love to be able to have this fixed. Is facial scar revision a procedure that could help me, or is another proc

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne? I have many scars on my face caused by the bad acne i had when i was a teenager. I would love to be able to have this fixed. Is facial scar revision a procedure that could help me, or is another proc

Acne scar revision: Hello, sight unseen it is difficult to describe the options best for managing your specific condition. There are some therapies to revise scars that involve surgically removing them and closing the less scarred adjacent skin although this only is useful when there are a few relatively deep scars with good adjacent skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
1,954 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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,147 doctors shared insights

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