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Best Creams For Scars
Often very good: Mechanical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) can provide a "plane" removal of the acne scar edges, smoothing and flattening of the scar depressions. Better on scars that are crater-like (pox scar example) than deep "pit" type scars (called ice pick types). May require more than a single treatment, as there are limits to depth. New skin from oil & sweat glands and hair follicle to resurface. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?
Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for scars: I'm glad to see that your acne is finally being treated appropriately and am sorry you ended up with scars because of treatment delay. When your acne self-cures, as it will eventually, if you want the scars less visible then a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Thanks for writing. ...Read more
Specialist: Get your acne under control. Acne that produced scars should have been managed by prescription-strength meds. If you sill need this, get it now. Nothing you can do will touch your scars. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat you with a laser, filler, or microsurgery. Or you may decide like Jet Li and others that the scars give your face / body character. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will tretinoin cream fade surgical scars? If not what cream is best for fading red surgical scars three years old.
Make up: does not need treatment. If it bothers you fading make up may be more beneficial and less toxic ...Read more
Acne scars: 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 called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include laser, microderm, or subscision. ...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
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Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more
Neural distraction: Dear bobcat22628: you could pretreat with ice or cryogenic spray or try neural distraction or neural confusion like vibration or moving two-point discrimination. ...Read more
Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much all 'scar creams' are scams. ...Read more