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Deep acne scare on face?

Deep acne scare on face?

Options: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent, though they cannot be made to vanish, using fillers, laser treatment, abrasion or surgery. Before you decide, look at the hollywood leading men who have chosen to keep their acne scars for character (jet li, steven seagal, charlie sheen, tommy lee jones.) it's your call (and you partner's if you have one.) good luck. ...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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I have one big dark acne mark. I want to cover it .I don't have cosmetics to cover that scare. How can I cover it using easily available things?

I have one big dark acne mark. I want to cover it .I don't have cosmetics to cover that scare.  How can I cover it using easily available things?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Can chemical peels help reduce acne scaring?

Can chemical peels help reduce acne scaring?

Possibly but more >1: Chemical peels may be erformed using different substances with varying potency to provide some improvement in the appearance of these scars. Many treatments may be required for maximal improvement. ...Read more

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Can vitamine e oil make acne scares go away?

Can vitamine e oil make acne scares go away?

No: Nothing will remove the scars. A dermatologist can make them less visible using a laser, surgery, injection, or abrasion. Hollywood's chris pine (photo) is only one example of how successful treatment can be. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up back acne scaring (pretty severe)?

Are there some effective ways to clear up back acne scaring (pretty severe)?

Dermatology consult: I'm really sorry you weren't treated properly when you should have been. You can't do anything by yourself. A dermatologist can use microsurgery, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, or fillers to make it less obvious. Or you may choose to keep it -- several hollywood leading men kept theirs for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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I have black heads on my chest and back including acne scares How do i treat it?

I have black heads on my chest and back including acne scares How do i treat it?

Blackheads: You can treat acne on your back and chest the same way you treat acne on your face. You can try some over the counter remedies like salicylic washes. If your problem persists, have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician. ...Read more

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I want clear skin from acne scares&acnes.(I have oily skin) What home remedies are best? Which skin care routine should I do first?

I want clear skin from acne scares&acnes.(I have oily skin)
What home remedies are best?
Which skin care routine should I do first?

Acne scars MAY: be helped w/vitamin E oil applied to the skin. You can find it in the drug store or health food store. Also, consider seeing a dermatologist. That type of doc specializes in skin issues. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with dermal fillers for acne scaring?

Has anyone had success with dermal fillers for acne scaring?

Yes: Some scars elevate easily and can be injected with filling agents such as restylane, (dermal fillers) perlane, juvederm and artefill. If the scar is bound down tightly, however, the scar must first be 'released' with a sharp, knife like needle (subcision) to create a space for the filling agent to be injected. This is more technically difficult but good results can be achieved. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good way of getting rid of acne scares on your face?

What is a good way of getting rid of acne scares on your face?

Dermatologist: Dermatologists have a number of techniques for improving the appearance of acne scars: dermabrasion, chemical peels, dermal fillers, laser treatments. Seek out a dermatologist well versed in these techniques for the best cosmetic results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about success with dermal fillers for acne scaring?

Can you tell me about success with dermal fillers for acne scaring?

For Soft Scars: Dermal fillers are pretty soft, so they work best for soft scars with shallow depressions. Deep "ice-pick" scars respond better to surgery. There are many ways to treat acne scars, and none of them are perfect. Work with an experienced provider to explore which options will work best for you. ...Read more

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How to clear acne scaring? It's the brown level with skin scaring i don't want to go to the dermatologist

How to clear acne scaring? It's the brown level with skin scaring i don't want to go to the dermatologist

Forgive my frankness: If you're got scarring, your acne has already been neglected for too long. Acne that scars won't respond to non-prescription medications. You're now a grown woman. Your acne scars and persistent disease are a sign of poor self-care that will be noted as job interviews. Get with your personal physician and/or a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Would chemical peel be best for getting rid of acne scaring?

Would chemical peel be best for getting rid of acne scaring?

Resurfacing: Skin resurfacing by a chemical peel, laser peel, or dermabrasion will be the only ways to improve on severe acne scaring. Of all of them I prefer dermabrasion for acne scaring because you can "shave" the top of the skin (mountains) more efficiently while leaving the scar tissue (valleys) untouched. This way the difference between the valleys and the mountains is decreased. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

No easy answers: I hope your acne is now under control. Removing the scars -- if that is your wish, and you have a choice -- can't be accomplished except by a specialist dermatologist, who can offer you several options. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place, and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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I got a medium chemical peel on 9/20 for active acne & scaring. Today my skin is flakey & has TONS of tiny white heads. Normal for the 1st time?

I got a medium chemical peel on 9/20 for active acne & scaring. Today my skin is flakey  & has TONS of tiny white heads. Normal for the 1st time?

See a derm ?: Have not heard of that being used for acne, sounds like it would cause more scarring. I suggest you see a dermatologist for advice, this does NOT appear to be the right treatment for severe acne ! ...Read more

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I have combination skin. And sensative, quite red in some areas (cheeks and on my eyelids) and I have some acne scaring. Any suggestions for medicine?

I have combination skin. And sensative, quite red in some areas (cheeks and on my eyelids) and I have some acne scaring. Any suggestions for medicine?

Pangea Organics: Are certified organic, gluten free and botanical based (not dangerous chemicals) skincare products. I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin. They clear up your skin without being harsh. It gives you travel sized version of the face cleanser, toner, scrub, masque and cream for only $34 and free shipping only at http://pangeaorganics.Com/parties/1167. ...Read more

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How dose one remove acne and acne scares on chest and face with out paying an arm and a leg?

How dose one remove acne and acne scares on chest and face with out paying an arm and a leg?

Puhleeeeeeeeeeeze!!!: Surely you jest! You expect someone who has trained for up to 20 years and keeps attending update conferences, reads the literature continually, has to pass periodic certification exams and CME and works his or her butt off, including being on-call and paying up the wazoo for insurance, mortgage, property and income taxes plus his wife's fur coat?? I suggest you try the 99cent Only Hospital ...Read more

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Acne scaring are there any options to get rid of acne scaring? I had cysmatic (not sure how to spell it) acne my whole life and still currently have it. Just not as bad. My entire face is pitted. I talked to a specialist at one point who was very mean

Acne scaring are there any options to get rid of acne scaring?

I had cysmatic (not sure how to spell it) acne my whole life and still currently have it.  Just not as bad.  My entire face is pitted.

I talked to a specialist at one point who was very mean

I : I agree that it is important to treat the cystic acne first. Accutane is a good treatment for this purpose. Please read more about Accutane on the link below. After you complete Accutane treatment, you must wait at least six months before treating any scarring that is left over from the acne. At that point, laser resurfacing combined with selective removal of pitted acne scars can help improve acne scarring. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Have these acne scares on my back how do I get rid of them please i also have them on my breast too?

It isn't possible: For you to remove your acne scars yourself. You can consult with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for procedures which will mitigate the scars. ...Read more

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How do I treat the acne on my back and prevent more scaring? I have some lumpy acne scaring on my back as well as new blackheads popping up. I know that i won’t be able to treat my acne scars until i get the current acne under control. I’m 18 and want thi

How do I treat the acne on my back and prevent more scaring? I have some lumpy acne scaring on my back as well as new blackheads popping up. I know that i won’t be able to treat my acne scars until i get the current acne under control. I’m 18 and want thi

Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However the consequences are well understood and may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, medications & skin care are commonly recommended; in europe, surgery is more common. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more