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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What's the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

What's the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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What is the best way to get rid of acne marks?

What is the best way to get rid of acne marks?

Depends on the "mark: If these are only red and not depressed they will sometimes resolve naturally. The the marks are scars treatment depends on the nature of the scar. Depressec smooth scars respond to saline injections, laser resurfacing or fillers. Thickened red areas may do best with lasers or injectible cortisone. Evaluation by your dermatologist is the best idea.

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Please recommend the best method for dark acne marks?

Please recommend the best method for dark acne marks?

Three steps: Daily face cleanser with salicylic acid 2-5% exfoliate with retin-A every other night consider a bleaching cream or pigment reducer (hydroquinone) for up to 3 months then take time off from the hydroquinone

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the best way to cure body acne and red marks?

What is the best way to cure body acne and red marks?

Serious Rx: You need a physician. Home remedies are only adjuncts for the management of acne. This is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that's manageable by today's medications, usually cheaply and easily. Delaying treatment is a mistake.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

You have choices: If you have acne that's causing scars, you have a right to effective treatment. It's likely that a dermatologist will give you a trial of one of the kind-of-dangerous and unpleasant but highly-effective vitamin a derivatives. These specialists also have a variety of ways of making old scars less apparent if that is your wish.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's the best and fastest way to naturally get rid of acne marks?

What's the best and fastest way to naturally get rid of acne marks?

No easy fix: You need to manage your acne to prevent new lesions. If you have hesitated to get your acne treated effectively because of a preference for "natural" remedies, the retinoic acid derivatives and antibiotics that are mainstays of management are Mother Nature's gifts. The red spots are healing and cannot be altered. Don't try too hard to bleach the brown spots or it may make a mess. Best wishes.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Best way or any cream to reduce acne and remove its marks and spots??

Best way or any cream to reduce acne and remove its marks and spots??

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Avoid picking and overly drying facial products & consider a noncomedogenic concealer.

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Please suggest any best soap used for acne marks?

Please suggest any best soap used for acne marks?

We do not endorse: Specific brands on Healthtap. See a dermatologist for your acne marks.

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Dr. Arthur Balin Dr. Balin
Dermatology
43 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Acne and scars: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques.

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz Dr. Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
34 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What is the best way to get rid of pock marks & acne scars?

What is the best way to get rid of pock marks & acne scars?

Surgery or laser: Pock marks or "ice pick scars should be removed with a dermal punch and closed with a few sutures. Shallow scars usually improve with dermabrasion. Laser treatment is often helpful as well.

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What is the best product or facewash and ointment I could use to remove excess oil, acne and acne marks? Tnx

What is the best product or facewash and ointment I could use to remove excess oil, acne and acne marks? Tnx

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's the best facial wash and moisturiser for spots/acne/marks?

Salicylic acid: Look for this on your wash. It may help. If it does not clear you, get with your personal physicain who can add something that will.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

What's the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Usually need Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, and/or salicylic acid, plus a systemic antibiotic for at least a few weeks which you'll need to get from your physician. You are free to use your derma-oil but if you actually believe it will "get rid of" scars and pigmentation, you'll be disappointed. The world's full of misleading ads.

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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What is the best cream/gel/ointment/herbal product for getting rid of acne marks? Thank you

What is the best cream/gel/ointment/herbal product for getting rid of acne marks? Thank you

Obagi, Dermesse: Depending on depth of scars, the Obagi & Dermesse (generic Obagi) skin rejuvenation program does an excellent job of treating fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and some scarring, depending on depth. Laser, and some chemical peels also help. Talk about your choices with a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or PC doc with an interest in cosmetic dermatology. Other programs exist..

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Dr. Lisa Hogan Dr. Hogan
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What chemical peel is best for clearing up many acne marks/hyper-pigmentation on dark skin?

What chemical peel is best for clearing up many acne marks/hyper-pigmentation on dark skin?

Glycolics are good: Glycolic acid peels are usually gentle enough that you have no real downtime afterward. They are safe for darker skin types and can be great at decreasing the hyperpigmentation that follows inflammation. You will benefit from a series of peels, and they will create a smoother texture, tighter tone, and fresher look for your skin.

Dr. Anil Shah Dr. Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery
17 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What's the best spot treatment to get rid of acne marks and scars?

What's the best spot treatment to get rid of acne marks and scars?

Acne scar treatments: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's the best face skin lightning cream that will get rid of post acne marks?

What's the best face skin lightning cream that will get rid of post acne marks?

Dermatologist: The face-lightening creams aren't much help. Nobody can reverse a scar, but our 21st-century dermatologists have several different options to make the scars less visible -- a couple of hollywood stars have recently had their disappear, while others actually choose to keep them to give their faces character. You should know you have many choices here; you decide what's right.

Dr. Daniel Careaga Dr. Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What's the best way to fade or remove facial acne scars in the shortest amount of time?

What's the best way to fade or remove facial acne scars in the shortest amount of time?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).

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Dr. Ghiath Kashlan Dr. Kashlan
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Best way to treat acne?

Best way to treat acne?

Acne: Several treatment available for acne. Mild to moderate noninflammatory acne responds well to topical rx. If you cross to inflammatory acne I would recommend oral rx. Antiboitics-doxycycline would be a good choice. Other modalities include hormonal rx, blue light/red light, peels and microderm.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Best way to treat acne?

Best way to treat acne?

Scientifically: For a young lady, the oral contraceptive pill can clear it if you can & want to take it. Benzoyl peroxide is first medicine to try, if not successful physician can add a retinoic acid derivative and/or a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If not clear in a few weeks, a systemic antibiotic right for you. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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