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Acne Scar Take
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
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.
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 Dr Z ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 he 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?
I'm looking at microdermabrasions to clear acne scars. How many sessions would it take to completely clear them?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer