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How long would laser treatment for acne scars take?

How long would laser treatment for acne scars take?

About an hour: Laser resurfacing for acne scarring usually takes about an hour and in my practice is done with a twilight anesthesia. It will be about ten to fourteen days before a patient will be able to apply makeup. ...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


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Please tell me how long do acne scars/marks take to fade?

Please tell me how long do acne scars/marks take to fade?

Years: Scars do shrink with time. If you have acne scars they will improve in time but most likely will have areas of depression that are permanent.
There are laser procedures, chemical peels and dermabrasion as well as dermapen that can help and are not very expensive ...Read more

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How much time will acne scars/marks take to fade?

How much time will acne scars/marks take to fade?

It varies: Red marks are necessary for healing and fade in a few weeks. Brown marks may take a few months. Trying to fade them with hydroquinone is likely to make things actually look worse. Depressed scars are permanent but they can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or injected filler. ...Read more

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Why do some doctors say acne scars will take months to heal? I have had acne scars and they heal within a month but not many months.

Depends on...: Depth of scar. Some pimples scar into deep tissue — may leave permanent scar. Severe acne often does this. Smaller, less deep pimples generally don't scar. ...Read more

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Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. :(

Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. :(

It's: Worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars

Hope this is helpful
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What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

Consider a better: Approach, HFLC, often far more effective. Study: DietDoctor.com. Conversely, LFHC foods are associated with?ed incidence of acneform sebacious gland infections & lesions. While Accutane & benzoyl peroxide (in many formulations), tends to calm lesions, for many replacing LFHC foods with HFLC foods ends up far more effective. No evidence the vitamins your taking are effective. Do your own trial. ...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

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How long will it take for acne scars to go away?

How long will it take for acne scars to go away?

Scars may or may not: Resolve. Recommend consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for superficial acne scars to disappear?

Depends: The deeper the acne infection, the deeper the scar. Cystic acne can scar for life. If it was a deep, bad pimple, theoretically, some scars can take up to a year to heal. Most acne scars will also pigment and that can be permanent. Usually if its superficial, will disappear in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

That depends: If the scars are new and superficial they may take weeks to months to heal. Older or deeper scars may never go away on their own.
The best advise is to consult an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out what can be done for your scars. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to go away on its own?

How long does it take for acne scars to go away on its own?

What type?: Depressed scars don't disappear. . Redness and/or hyperpigmentation seen in healing lesions face after weeks or a few months. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related illness that cannot be cured until it remits on its own, but can always be managed with scientific rx. ...Read more

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Will my acne scars ever go away or must I take some sort of action?

Will my acne scars ever go away or must I take some sort of action?

They're permanent: Nothing you can do will make them less visible or make them disappear. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can remove them with fillers, microsurgery or a laser. I'm sorry your acne was neglected in the first place leaving you with scars. Several hollywood leads kept their for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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I recently managed to get myself to stop picking acne, but now I have some acne scars all over my body. How long do they take to go away usually?

I recently managed to get myself to stop picking acne, but now I have some acne scars all over my body. How long do they take to go away usually?

A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on the exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. ...Read more

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What would doctors do to take care of acne and acne scars?

What would doctors do to take care of acne and acne scars?

Meds/ laser: Antibiotics/ retin a/ acutane
bleacjing creams & laser may lessen the residual scar
always use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser? And how long would it take?

Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser? And how long would it take?

Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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What is the most effective thing to take away acne scars without causing breakouts?

What is the most effective thing to take away acne scars without causing breakouts?

Scientific Rx: You need to manage your acne like a 21st century adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't sufficient, get with your personal physician. Red marks after acne are healing and can't be changed. Too much or too little pigment is best left to resolve on your own -- hydroquinone bleaches can disfigure you. The scars must be managed by a specialist with laser, filler, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

GCA Peels: I usually do 1 treatment a week for 6 weeks and then take a break for a month. Since acne is an ongoing problem, the new scars keep coming. ...Read more

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I'm looking at microdermabrasions to clear acne scars. How many sessions would it take to completely clear them?

I'm looking at microdermabrasions to clear acne scars. How many sessions would it take to completely clear them?

Acne scars: We have no idea what your scars look like or what kind of microdermabrasion you are having done. Please consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am indian with moderate scarring and acne scars looking for medical procedures and avg cost and how many sitings should I take?

I am indian with moderate scarring and acne scars looking for medical procedures and avg cost and how many sitings should I take?

Different options: Fraxel and dermabrasions work well for acne scarring, as long as the acne is under control. It usually requires at least 3-4 treatments; if you are dark indian make sure to discuss risk or hyper pigmentation with different treatments. Also, there are dermatologists who perform. Silicone droplet injection for this.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's good to take for pimples and acne scars?

I was wondering what's good to take for pimples and acne scars?

Scientific Rx: You can do nothing about your scars except see a subspecialist physician. You can control new lesions with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, adding prescription-strength rx from your physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of acne and acne 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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Someone told me that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

Someone told me that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

It won't help: You're an adult and I trust you don't believe everything folks tell you. Rose hip oil is an old, basically worthless nostrum that people in the "health food" industry promote for everything. If you are interested in holistic and complimentary medicine, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner. For scars, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can use a laser, microsurgery or injected filler. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

What to do if I heard that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

That's bunk: It's not only a lie, it's cruel. "rose hips" won't help. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended with scars in the first place. All acne is manageable nowadays, but not with "pop" / "herbal" remedies. Prescription-strength rx would have prevented this. If you have real scars, get with a competent dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to take of my acne scars, and prevent new ones from coming out? Is smoking bad for acne?

What can I do to take of my acne scars, and prevent new ones from coming out? Is smoking bad for acne?

Smoking : One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a good dermatologist to tackle that with you. Stop smoking-very bad for your skin & aging. Most treatment options to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device we use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--which uses radiofrequency to improve the appearance of the skin & has minimal downtime. ...Read more

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I have done fractional co2 procedure for acne scars 6 days back but I haven't seen any improvement. Will it take time to fading the scars?

Will vary w depth: There are a variety of different co2 lasers and the results will depend on the deth of the treatment. In many instances the immediate swelling will make the scars look better than they will eventually appear. A co2 laser will ease or soften the appearance elf scars over a 3-6 month period but will not make them less red. ...Read more

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How long could honey take to get rid of acne scars?

How long could honey take to get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. I am not aware of honey having any effect on the appearance of scars.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Could snail gel clear acne scars and how long does it take?

Could snail gel clear acne scars and how long does it take?

See Facebook post: Your timing is good. This is a post on facebook. Com/drkulick that should answer your question

https://www.Facebook. Com/drkulick/posts/10151614590786175. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


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