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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 Dr Z ...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


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I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

Many options: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Skin blemishes can be caused by many different things, including dry skin, irritated skin, and acne (just to name a few). It is very difficult to give you a good recommendation without a full history and physical. I suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any good drug store (walgreens preferably), acne scar creams or gels that you recommend? Nothing too expensive. I'm on Accutane as well

Any good drug store (walgreens preferably), acne scar creams or gels that you recommend? Nothing too expensive. I'm on Accutane as well

Wait: You should generally finish your Accutane treatment before you try to treat the acne scars. Acne scars are very hard to get rid of. There are over the counter products that can help slightly with dark spots, but I would not expect a major improvement. Indented scars will not respond to anything sold over the counter. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

None: Acne scars are complicated and best addressed with fractional laser treatments or possibly surgical intervention with the help of a plastic surgeon. Topical creams and lotions will have little if any noticeable effect and likely would not be worth your investment unless used in conjunction with a laser treatment series. ...Read more

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What is the best acne scar removing cream?

What is the best acne scar removing cream?

Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more

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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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What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar ? Any creams ? Peels ? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks

What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar ? Any creams ? Peels ? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks

Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. ...Read more

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Options to ease pain for laser for acne scars without numbing cream or pills?

Options to ease pain for laser for acne scars without numbing cream or pills?

Neural distraction: Dear bobcat22628: you could pretreat with ice or cryogenic spray or try neural distraction or neural confusion like vibration or moving two-point discrimination. ...Read more

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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

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Don't have many spots these days but suffer from small acne scars. What are good creams that you recommend?

Don't have many spots these days but suffer from small acne scars. What are good creams that you recommend?

Tretinoin: There is no cure for acne scars but the one topical cream shown to improve skin is tretinoin cream (also known by its brand name Retin-A). This topical cream can improve the appearance of fine lines and scars and help prevent further breakouts. ...Read more

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My skin is dry and having cracked heel.I have acne scars.What kind of cream I have to use?

2 different problems: Acne scars can be improved by dermatologist. Dry, cracked heels need moisturizing cream or lotion applied often. If there is redness or peeling between toes, need to treat athlete's foot with cream like lamisil (terbinafine). Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, pain, pus (especially if diabetic or poor circulation). Podiatrist can also recommend treatments. ...Read more

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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

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I have grade 4 acne and and my face had loads of acne scars..Can u suggest creams to clear them? I don't want laser treatment or surgery

I have grade 4 acne and and my face had loads of acne scars..Can u suggest creams to clear them? I don't want laser treatment or surgery

Acne: Treat for acne includes: 1) antibiotics (helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, 2) birth control pills and other medication that help with hormones (can be helpful for women), 3) Isotretinoin (the only treatment that works on all causes of acne. For you i would recommend isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Does any cream or home remedies helps to reduce acne rolling scar please help?

Does any cream or home remedies helps to reduce acne rolling scar please help?

Not really: Unfortunately, I have not found any topical treatments or home remedies that have been effective at treating any form of acne scarring. It is for this reason that i believe lasers are the best treatment. ...Read more

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I am a boy of 16 I am having acne from 1 year and scars also.. Medicine, cream e.T.C are NT working..Plzhelp?

I am a boy of 16 I am having acne from 1 year and scars also.. Medicine, cream e.T.C are NT working..Plzhelp?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...Read more

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Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a (tretinoin) or glycolic based product that might give some improvement but you will probably need to do some deeper skin resurfacing like a chemical peel or laser peel. Another option is needling techniques. ...Read more

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Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

Many Options: Avoid products with mineral oil, propylene glycol, petrolatum and even shea butter as these ingredients may clog pores and make acne worse. Skinceuticals, obagi, and cosmo grade may be great resources for you. ...Read more

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I have acne.How can I remove them without leaving scars?Like masks or creams, anything? Thanks for your efforts

I have acne.How can I remove them without leaving scars?Like masks or creams, anything? Thanks for your efforts

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...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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Pimples (Definition)

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