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How can I get rid of acne scars for dark skin?

How can I get rid of acne scars for dark skin?

See below: That depends on the type off scars you have. You should be evaluated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for guidance and treatment. ...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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Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Fade Acne Scars and: It i supposed to fade acne scars and does skin resurfacing.It may also improve pigmented lesions on your face. I may not make your skin lighter, if that's what your question is, but it will fade pigmented lesions consult a dermatologist who offers this type of laser therapy. ...Read more

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I have a lot of acne scars. Black/filipino mix with dark skin. Are there any acne treatments for dark skin?

I have a lot of acne scars. Black/filipino mix with dark skin. Are there any acne treatments for dark skin?

Tx scars dark skin: Dark spot or hyperpigmentation and scarring from acne can be managed in people with darker skin. I like to use tretinoin to exfoliate, and hydroquinone to lighten (i prefer 4%) as a pretreatment. Scarring can be mild to deep and severe. Fractional ablation for mild scarring, deep scars may require full ablation or excision. Before treating it is important to learn if there is history of keloid. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne or pimples on my chin and dark skin at chin that is because of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne or pimples on my chin and dark skin at chin that is because of acne scars?

See a dermatologist: You will improve with prescription adapalene or tretinoin gel or cream. You need to be evaluated and properly instructed in the use of therapeutic agents. Your menstrual pattern and any birth control are factors. You may also benefit from oral spironolactone. The topicals may be irritating at first and they require 2 to 3 months to show effects. ...Read more

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What type of acne scars do I have and how can I treat them? They are dark surface scars I have had for months hard to get rid of. I have dry skin only

What type of acne scars do I have and how can I treat them? They are dark surface scars I have had for months hard to get rid of. I have dry skin only

Dark spot treatment: Dark surface spots left over after acne clearance is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The inflammation caused by the acne lesion basically leaves behind a stain on the skin. These can be hard to treat but often times will resolve after several months. A daily sunscreen is recommended. Other treatment options can help such as topical retinoids, chemical peels, and hydroquinone. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and dark acne scars on my face and back? I am african but have light skin so the marks are very noticeable. Need help!

How can I get rid of acne and dark acne scars on my face and back? I am african but have light skin so the marks are very noticeable. Need help!

Serious rx: Acne on your trunk is going to require both topical and systemic Rx. The latter is available only by prescription. Control you active disease, and let the hyperpigmentation fade on its own. I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to now; it will be hard work keeping it at bay but you'll be glad. If you are offered isotretinoin, consider taking it despite all the fear-stories. ...Read more

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What type of acne scar? They are brown surface scars on my dark complexion, been there for months. I have dry skin. What can I do to get rid of them

?really scars: Do you really have scars or are they just discolorations? If you run your hand over the surface of your skin does it feel smooth or bumpy. If it feels smooth they are just discolorations. You can talk to your doctor about the various bleaching creams are available if they are not truly scars. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


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