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What should I do to cover acne scars on back for prom?

What should I do to cover acne scars on back for prom?

Theatrical makeup: Thicker coverage, such as theater makeup or surgical makeup designed to cover burns or scars. Or, alternatively, a modestly backed dress. If you feel you have to show skin, think shoulder cutouts, cleavage, or leg slits. ...Read more

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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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Are there any natural remedies to fade acne scars on back?

Are there any natural remedies to fade acne scars on back?

Forgive my frankness: Acne needs to be treated aggressively before it produces scars. "natural remedies" don't work. Acne on the trunk requires prescription-strength rx. Frankly, it's bad enough that junior ended up getting scarred in the first place. Pigment fades by itself, but true scars will require serious rx -- microsurgery, laser ;/or filler -- from a specialist, not more "pop" remedies. ...Read more

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How can you remove acne scars at my back?

How can you remove acne scars at my back?

Scars: Can be improved, but largely not removed. I would see a plastic surgeon for all options available for your particular scarring. ...Read more

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What can be done about acne scars on my back?

What can be done about acne scars on my back?

Ask dermatologists: Dermatolgists have multiple ways to deal with it, you can't do it on your own. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne scars on your back?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne scars on your back?

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. However your first goal should be to stop the active lesions by seeing a dermatologist for possible prescriptions, this may take several trials, as well as a good skin care regimen depending on the type of acne and skin. ...Read more

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Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Not likely: It is possible to get great results, but normally it is about 30-50% improved. One of the most important things is not to promise better results than we can obtain. It is called "realistic expectations". It is difficult to achieve perfection since the skin is already damaged and will not return to 100% normal. ...Read more

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Any way to remove my acne scars in my back? Can i send u the picture of my back?

Any way to remove my acne scars in my back? Can i send u the picture of my back?

Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records or pictures in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...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