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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)

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more