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Acne Scars Before And After
Is it better to do a glycolic acid peel or microdermabrasion after waiting 7 months after finishing accutane? its for skin tone and some red scars
Would you recommend a glycolic chemical peel or microdermabrasion after waiting six months after Accutane ? I have a red acne marks and uneven skin
Ive been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?
Scars aren't removed: by peels. You can do them until the cows come home, and not see much difference other than exfoliation. So that's an expensive alternative that has been marketed to you. Cosmetic lasers that rebuild collagen provide longer lasting results, as scarring is occurring from the damaged collagen fibers that have created crater-like effects from contraction. Treat the cause, not the hype. ...Read more
Scars are permanent,: As time goes by they will fade and the scar retraction will loosen to a degree. But they are permanent, so do not pick or squeeze, worsening the damage and scar that results. Fortunately, acne does usually diminish and in se cases go away as you get older. But adult acne does exist, and women who have children can suffer hormonal acne outbreaks. Dermatologists can help acne; plas surg for scars! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My face get very oily usually within 3hours after a face wash.I face blackhead and acne regularly.What should takecare of to improve it?Thanks.
Stop using the face : Stop using the face wash as it is making your ondition worse use benzul peroxide washes and if does not get better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Derma roller: It can be used daily or 3-4 times a week depending on the condition of your skin ...Read more
In general: medications should be applied directly to the skin, and moisturizers or other adjuncts afterwards. ...Read more
Can I use a gentle topical acne cream during my early months of isotretinoin therapy when the acne usually gets worse before it gets better?
Not likely: you may see some improvement but not a big change ...Read more
Can't be done: Red and hyperpigmented lesions need to be allowed to fade on their own over several weeks -- trying to lighten them will just end up being more trouble. Depressed acne scars can't be managed except by a dermatologist of plastic surgeon, but results are pretty good. I'm sorry you ended up with scars and hope you are managing things so you don't get new lesions. ...Read more
Bacterial resistance: Over time bacteria will become resistant to oral antibiotics that may be taken for acne. Since bacteria are at the root cause of the problem with acne that can get challenging. A very good solution for persistent acne is laser therapy. This is painless and affordable and in combination with medical grade topical products can really help you take back control of your skin. ...Read more
After using tretinoin my acne got better but it leave a scar can I use hydroquinone for my acne scar? Or anything good for acne scar?
I had a few acne scars before and over time they healed. Now I have a few again and they are healing slowly. Can i speed up the healing without lasers?
Is it safe to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel after waiting six months after finishing Accutane ?
I added hydroquinone on my acne scars after dermarolling now the skin has been red for days how can I make it go away ?? Without leaving a dark mark?
Stop medication: Wait 1 week and see if skin has improved. Hyroquinine can cause the redness, ...Read more
Roaccutane for rosacea cleared my skin. Now two months after stopping my skin is textured and leathery. Wedding soon. Will minocycline help?
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