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Best Acne Scar Products
Fading?: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. If there has been scarring and new lesions are still forming, the person needs to be under the care of a competent physician. Scars can be made less visible by a physician who has access to fillers, dermabrasion, a laser, and/or microsurgery. Please don't try to handle this yourself. ...Read more
Acne scars: The first treatment is control of the acne. Dark or red scars are inflammatory and often improve with time. Otherwise, treatments include laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion, bleaching creams like azelaic acid, excision, or subcision with filling. Each has risks, benefits and different downtimes/recovery. ...Read more
Dermatology consult: Scarring acne in a young black woman is especially difficult and I would urge you to get without delay to a professional dermatologist. All acne can be managed nowadays with scientific medicine and it's very unfortunate that you were allowed to develop scars. "pop" and over-the-counter treatments probably will not be sufficient; until you can get seen, benzoyl peroxide is your friend. ...Read more
Doctors, what best cream o product would you recommend for acne scars? Please help. I have deep scars and I don't want to hide myself anymore.
Acne scars: Chemical peels, when performed by a trained practitioner, may help reduce the appearance of acne scars but will not eliminate large or deep scarring. Laser therapy may be more effective. Vitamins, although not harmful in normal doses, are likely not going to change the appearance of skin scars significantly. Over the counter skin preparations probably won't give you desired results. ...Read more
Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more
I have acne scars on my chest and a little on my back. What's the best product to make the scars go away? It can be in stores or by doctor.
Benzoyl peroxide: Forget 'natural'. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. It's a grave personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you have scars, you're probably a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more
What type of rejuvenation skin treatment will eliminate the acne scars on my face? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I've looked into the available rejuvenation skin treatments, but I can't decide what method offers me the best possible result. What ty
Acne scar treatment: Depending on your skin type, CO2 fractional resurfacing or similar can be beneficial for improving acne scarring. Now there are very promising improvements seen with INFINI bipolar microneedling fractional radiofrequency with and without Bellafill injections into residual scars. Check your area for doctors who offer INFINI treatments. ...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
Few ways: For oilyskin avoid comedogenic cosmet. Face/hair products.2.Topical benzoyl peroxide with topical antibiotic cream or 3. Topical tretinoic acid creams with top. Ben. Peroixe or 4. Oral antibiotic with top. Tretin5.Combinations of above oral tretin. In sev. Nodular type for maximum of 20 wks, by dr. In young females not plan. Pregn antiandrogen trt +, for pigment-top. Treti/ ohchlroroquinone/light trt. ...Read more
SPF & Hydroquinone: After the pimple goes away, it can leave a blemish called pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) the inflammation causes the pigment cells to make too much pigment. Sun exposure can make it worse, so a good physical uv sunblock will helps it from getting darker. A skin lightener would be needed to fade the pigment. Hydroquinone 4% is known to work, but requires a prescription. ...Read more
Can't be done: Acne is a serious, often disfiguring disease, and I am especially sorry that yours was not treated appropriately by real scientific rx that's available. Anyone offering a pill or topical application for the scars is scamming you. A dermatologist can make acne scars less conspicuous using a laser, filler, surgery, or dermabrasion. Jet li, tommy lee jones & casey pachall kept their to look tough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer