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Are Acne Scars Permanent
Are some acne scars permanent? I have some scarring on my back that has not faded in years. The scars are raised and hard, but they are painless.
All scars permanent:
Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.
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Yes: PhotoGuy is a quarterback who has major disfigurement because nobody cared enough to manage his acne when he was a teen. The same is true of actor Chris Pine -- he usually hides his scars with beard stubble. This remains a serious personal and professional liability. Please get treated effectively. Acne is not curable until it self-cures with time, but it is always manageable. ...Read more
Acne scars: There are procedures that a dermatologist can present you with ...Read more
Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. ...Read more
What to do if I have acne scars ranging from 2007-2013 and blackhead scars that range from 2010-2013 can this be permanent?
One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
other options are available; redness may be improved w/ bbl. ...Read more
You can: But there will be no benefit. Acne therapy depends on circumstances. A dermatologist will help you. We have very good technology now to help clear acne, mostly by prescriptions. Meanwhile you can try a little BENZOYL PEROXIDE. It can be drying. It can bleach hair and fabrics. Acne is NOT due to food, stress, dirt. It is not an infection. We look at heredity and hormones. ...Read more
My face is filled with acne and its scars which makes me feel shy to face the public please suggest me a cream which removes acne scars permanently plz?
Acne Scars: There are multiple lasers available that are effective in the improvement of acne scarring. The fraxel laser and the affirm laser are examples of the fractional laser technology which has been shown to be very effective in the treatment and removal of scarring that results from acne or other causes. ...Read more
Is there a way to permanently shrink or eliminate poc marks/holes on my face from former acne scars from 10 years ago? With a laser or cream maybe?
Yes: Creams are unlikely to be effective. If you visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, fillers, fat grafting or scar excision would be some of the options. ...Read more
Is permanent make up useful for white fibrotic acne scars? Or are there any other treatment options? They are not thick scars but raised.
Can add color: Permanent makeup (tattoo) can add color to a pale scar, but keep in mind that it won't change color with sun exposure and may not always look natural. You can also do laser treatments for scars (fractional or laser genesis). Fat transfer into scars can help to remodel the scar, softening it and improving the appearance. Steroid injections may also help. Good luck! ...Read more
My dermo recommended fraxel laser on my old acne scars on face, 3 treatments. Will my face become scarless & remain permanently? Is there downtime?
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 more
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more
You can try: Red marks should be left alone as the new vessels heal the damaged tissue. Brown marks fade on their own after a few months; you can use a topical hydroquinone but it's messy and you can end up looking worse for it. The key is managing your active disease. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
Hard: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments, antibiotics or creams. ...Read more
Yes: Or turn you on. There's no understanding what someone will like. However, I need to tell you that acne scars, especially on a woman, are a serious liability, and even chris pine and brad pitt go to great lengths to conceal theirs. If you're responsible for a young person's health ; you allow them to develop acne scars through neglect, they will resent it for the rest of their life. ...Read more
Infection: Low grade infection with inflammation and injury with damage with subsequent healing/necrosis/fibrosis involving surrounding dermal and subcutaneous structures will produce the resulting scars that are characteristic of acne (ice pick, shallow depressions, epithelial bridges, etc). ...Read more
Depends: Best treatment is individualized. For women it may be certain oral contraceptive pills or spironolactone. For very severe acne or acne resistant to initial therapy, oral isotretinoin is the most effective. Plan on several months of treatment to achieve desired result. After isotretinoin there may be no maintenance. With all others there will be months to years of continued maintenance. ...Read more
What type?: Red and brown post-acne marks need to be allowed to fade on their own. Depressed acne marks can be treated only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with fillers, laser or microsurgery. The key is to get your acne under control -- if you've had scarring and it's still active, get with any competent physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scar: Depending how deep, a lot of dermatologists are offering laser treatments to help with acne scarring. Sometimes bleaching creams and peels are used for hyper pigmentation. Unfortunately, most of these therapies are considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance but they can really help. ...Read more
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
Fraxel and dermabrasions work well for acne scarring, as long as the acne is under control. It usually requires at least 3-4 treatments; make sure to discuss risk or hyper pigmentation with different treatments. Also there are dermatologists who perform. Silicone droplet injection for this.
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