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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Acne Surgery (Overview)

Acne surgery can mean a scar treatment, such as cutting out a troublesome scar with the goal of making a smaller scar. This can also refer to removing a small patch of skin that always breaks out despite treatment. I hope that helps!


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What options exists for acne surgery?

What options exists for  acne surgery?

Depends on the type: Scar excision, subcision, fillers/fat grafting, tca cross, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels are options for acne scars. These options have various ranges of improvement. For best results, it is better to get the skin surface relatively smooth before using the skin resurfacing procedures. If acne scars are depressed, skin resurfacing may improve the texture, but not the flatness. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
33 doctors shared insights

Acne Surgery (Overview)

Acne surgery can mean a scar treatment, such as cutting out a troublesome scar with the goal of making a smaller scar. This can also refer to removing a small patch of skin that always breaks out despite treatment. I hope that helps!


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Is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

Is there such a thing as an acne surgery?

Yes: Acne surgery or acne scar treatments encompass a wide variety of procedures. This can include laser resurfacing/ dermabrasion to smooth the scar tissue. Scar removal and revision to remove deep scars, subcision and filler treatment to lift tethered scar tissue. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can review all of the options with you and determine which is best. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
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How long will it take to heal after acne surgery?

How long will it take to heal after acne surgery?

Depends: The duration of healing depends on how the surgery was performed. If the scars will be removed and sutured closed, you should be fairly well healed within two weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acne surgery?

What is the definition or description of: acne surgery?

Treatment: Acne surgery can mean a scar treatment, such as cutting out a troublesome scar with the goal of making a smaller scar. This can also refer to removing a small patch of skin that always breaks out despite treatment. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How much does laser acne surgery help?

How much does laser acne surgery help?

Acne: Acne is best treated with medications. Lasers may help as can pulsed light. Aggressive co2 lasers can help acne scars. ...Read more

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Will I have a lot of bleeding after acne surgery?

Will I have a lot of bleeding after acne surgery?

Depends: If you have acne scars surgically removed then no bleeding expected. If you have dermabrasion or ablative fractional laser resurfacing (e.g. Co2 or erbium-yag) you will have significant bleeding for several hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,405 doctors shared insights

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