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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
34 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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Acne surgery (Tip)

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

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
Daily
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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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Acne surgery (Tip)

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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Acne surgery (Tip)

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

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Hello docs, is acne surgery the solution to end acne?

Hello docs, is acne surgery the solution to end acne?

No: Acne itself is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, serious disease that cannot be cured but which self-cures eventually. Until then, it can be managed with medications. Surgery is for scarring when it's over. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i ask my doctor for acne surgery?

Please tell me, could i ask my doctor for acne surgery?

By all means: I see that you are a grown-up and i assume you have scars. Your physician may have been reluctant to ask you whether you want modern treatment. I'm sorry you were not treated when you first had your acne, but today's results from a specialist are fairly good. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Acne surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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How much does laser acne surgery cost for total treatment?

How much does laser acne surgery cost for total treatment?

Depends: The cost of acne surgery depends on the extent of the surgery, your location, and surgeon. The cost of acne laser for scar removal is generally about$1500-$2000 for a treatment on the full face and one treatment works, but not for ice pick scars. ...Read more

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How much does acne removal surgery cost?

How much does acne removal surgery cost?

Depends: First one cannot remove acne with surgery. One can control acne with various light sourses (ipl/laser) which is coded as acne surgery. Acne scars are removed only with surgery or lasers. Cost depends upon area treated and number of treatments, would guess abyt$500 per tx of cheeks, more for entire face. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Acne surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Would acne laser surgery remove my acne for good?

Would acne laser surgery remove my acne for good?

No: Even in the 21st century, acne can only be managed until it self-cures on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician will work with you to find the right prescription-strength treatment. If you're offered isotretinoin, it will clear you for at least several months though it's not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more

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For acne laser surgery removal, what should I do?

For acne laser surgery removal, what should I do?

Acne laser: Speak with a dermatologist. I don't believe lasers are the treatment for acne. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Acne surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Is there acne scar surgery?

Is there acne scar surgery?

Yes, for improvement: 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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more