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What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

OTC acne products: Typically if your scars do not recede in a few months you should invest in physician grade products that can help improve your acne and prevent scarring. Alpha hydroxy's and Retin-A can help exfoliate your skin, hydroquinone can help lighten scars; and if more severe you may needs peels or lasers to even out the scars. Good diet, water, vitamin d and b can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

None REMOVES!: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed or eliminated by any surgeon or technique presently in existence. There are scar pads (silicone sheets) and topical products that can help to reduce the severity of scarring, and lasers can reduce redness, but nothing actually removes scars but cutting them out and replacing them with a new (perhaps better) scar. ...Read more

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What is the best case scenario for scar removal by plastics guy?

What is the best case scenario for scar removal by plastics guy?

Improval: Scars can often be improved or made less visible with scar revision surgery but cannot be removed. Scar treatments can include laser or sanding (dermabrasion) or perhaps surgical revision. Surgery is usually done to reduce the overall amount of scar or to reshape or reposition a scar. There is no way to completely remove a scar however. ...Read more

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Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Whats the best scar removal treatment available?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars. There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is best burn scar removal medicine?

Expert opinions? Which is best burn scar removal medicine?

Be aware that...: Scars cannot be removed, they are permanent. They can, however, be improved. Beware of anyone who tells you that he/she can remove or erase your scars. There are many treatments. Do your homework, don't expect miracles, and see a surgeon with knowledge and experience in this area. ...Read more

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Any good OTC scar removal silicone stuff that could be a good way to get rid of scars?

Any good OTC scar removal silicone stuff that could be a good way to get rid of scars?

Reduce NOT rid: Otc silicones have not been put to a good consumers report test to the best of my knowledge & i understand your confusion. As a physician it is also hard to compare the products head to head as they all have different combinations of products which may have some benefits. I prefer those products containing silicone & sunblock or sunscreen. There are many to choose from and should be used 4-9 month. ...Read more

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Which is best scar removal cream for face.I have enlarged pores in my skin.I am from india.?

Which is best scar removal cream for face.I have enlarged pores in my skin.I am from india.?

Unfortunately none: There are no creams which can remove pores or scars from the facial areas. Some topical applications are helpful in fresh scarring to quiet the areas. Seek a dermatologist that offers laser and chemical peel options. Be careful with treatment due to tendency to "over" pigment when using these entities. ...Read more

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What is best for lip scar removal? Vitamin e or mederma? Anything else if possible?

What is best for lip scar removal?  Vitamin e or mederma?  Anything else if possible?

Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is the amount of dynamic motion and tension that is created on the wound, which lends to a problematic scar. I find the biggest factor is the amount of surgical debridement of injured tissue affects the outcome of the scar. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing promising.

Can anyone recommend the best place for laser acne scar removal in or near the bay area in california? I did research but found nothing  promising.

Dermatologists: To my knowledge, nearly almost all dermatologists are going to have laser treatment of acne scars as one of their mainstays of treatment options. Have you called a dermatologists office near you? I looked on line just now and there were a lot of dermatologists in the bay area offering this service. Best, of luck. ...Read more

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I have rather annoying acne scars both on my face & chest what's the Best scar Removal cream or gel?

I have rather annoying acne scars both on my face & chest what's the Best scar    Removal cream or gel?

Acne scars may…: respond to vitamin A products (for minor imperfections) but a dermatologist may be needed for more severe defects (such as from cysts). Derm docs have a whole arsenal of ways to treat acne scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, Botox, collagen fillers. If your acne is still active, get checked for polycystic ovary ds (increases male hormone which worsens acne) & see dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more