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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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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock.

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What do I do to get rid of my acne scars using home remedies?

What do I do to get rid of my acne scars using home remedies?

No good ones: There are not any home remedies for acne scars that are both safe and effective. Even for experts, acne scars are a challenge. Don't try to do this yourself - go see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

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What is the best way of getting rid of acne scars using home remedies?

What is the best way of getting rid of acne scars using home remedies?

No good ones: There are not any home remedies for acne scars that are both safe and effective. Even for experts, acne scars are a challenge. Don't try to do this yourself - go see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

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How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want.

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Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.

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What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Acne and scars: 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. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques.

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What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

Many options: Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc.

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Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Seek consultation: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability.

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Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Nothing easy: Even a dermatologist or plastic surgeon cannot remove acne scars. They may be made less visible by laser treatment, dermabrasion, microsurgery or injecting a filler. I'm sorry that your acne was not treated when it should have been, and i hope that you able to get some help.

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Is there a good home remedy to get rid of acne and scars ?

Is there a good home remedy to get rid of acne and scars ?

Will disappoint: Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is your best non-prescription rx. Nothing you can do at home will touch scars. If you are the patient are are avoiding a physician's office visit, that is your business, but if you are responsible for the health of a teen who already has scarring, you have a duty to get him/her effective treatment that only evidence-based medicine is likely to provide.

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When can I seek treatment for residual scars from acne once I'm off acutane?

When can I seek treatment for residual scars from acne once I'm off acutane?

1 year: Although each surgeon/dermatologist that treats this may have different opinions, at least 6 months and for most of us, 1 year must have passed before any facial resurfacing for acne scars should be performed. Options include dermabrasion / laser resurfacing (most often CO2) and/or chemical peel.

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I have a indented 0.6cm box-car looking acne pitted scar in length and around 0.2cm in depth next to my brows. Treatment to recommend? Ty!

Laser genesis: I would recommend a laser genesis treatment. We offer this at TLC aesthetics in tampa florida. See our website at botoxfun.Com. The laser genesis treatment sends heat to the area to help with collagen stimulation and scar reduction. A series of laser genesis treatments weekly would help significantly with scar reduction.

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing.

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active.

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Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor.

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I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

Cannot ELIMINATE!: No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon for best options for you!

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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