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Acne Scars Whiteheads
Yes: Picking at your skin can cause acne scarring and should be avoided. Wash with a good soap designed specfically for the face. Use a good face moisturizer. Over the counter products like benzoyl peroxide are a good start to treat acne. If your acne is more severe or if there are nodules present you should consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Laser for acne: Laser works but it comes at a price... You could have prolonged redness and require several treatments to achieve a satisfactory result. And there is always a chance of developing hypopigmentation or lightening of your skin. Then there is milia or whiteheads, lines of demarcation where your treatment stopped and the risks for infection. But it does work! ...Read more
Acne scars: If the scars disappear temporarily by stretching the skin of the affected area they can disappear with injections of dermafillers (restylane, juvederm etc.)and possibly with creams that contain the same (hyaluronic acid). In cases of acne, peeling is a consideration ( chemical facial peel) to treat acne scars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: Various treatments can be useful to treat acne scarring. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. If there are permanent scars but no active acne, then see dermatologist or plastic surgeon for minimization of the scars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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