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Can bio oil heal depressed acne scars ? Its only very slightly depressed and how do I use it ? Does it clog pores ?

Can bio oil heal depressed acne scars ? Its only very slightly depressed and how do I use it ? Does it clog pores ?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is it true that bio-oil really works for acne scars?

Is it true that bio-oil really works for acne scars?

No: A dermatologist can make these much less visible using abrasion, laser, or fillers, if that is what you want. No topical treatment will touch them. ...Read more

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Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

No: It's shiny and may make them less visible, but it won't touch them in the long-run. I'm really sorry that you ended up with acne scars. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable with scientific medicine. Today's practitioners use fillers, microsurgery and lasers with fair results. ...Read more

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Will bio oil help reduce my hyperpigmentation acne scars? Is it effective?

Will bio oil help reduce my hyperpigmentation acne scars? Is it effective?

Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read more

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I have been using bio oil and it's making me break out. But I have such terrible acne scars I want gone! Help! ?

I have been using bio oil and it's making me break out. But I have such terrible acne scars I want gone! Help! ?

Help for acne scars: Hi, First, I am sorry that you are suffering from scars from your previous acne. Are you still having ongoing acne problems, or is all of it old scarring? The "bio oil" most likely will not help with your scars. The best and most effective treatment is laser therapy, done by a board-certified dermatologist. It is pricey; but it is well worth the investment. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have really bad back acne scars is it a bad idea to use bio oil? If yes, what should I do?

I have really bad back acne scars is it a bad idea to use bio oil? If yes, what should I do?

?: I have no empirical knowledge of bio oil, nor can i, on brief initial effort, discover the actual ingredients. If i was asked to guess, i would prejudicially posit that the high customer satisfaction ratings have more to do with placebo effect, cosmetic effect orator just marketing than any objective physical benefit. ...Read more

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What works better for acne scars, bio oil or tea tree?

Neither: Neither of these will have any lasting effect whatever on acne scars. This is a cruel fraud perpetrated on the internet by people already damaged by a cruel disease. Tea tree oil has some limited activity against the actual pimple because it has estrogens; males gotten breast development from it. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible if that is your wish. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

No.: No topical treatment will ever be as helpful as the laser you mentioned. Go to the website for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (asds.net) for more info. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Are acne scar removal products specfically creams like bio oil, selevax as effective as fractional co2 laser?

Not really: Depending on the scars and your skin type, a fractionated laser may be stronger/better than creams. Overall ice pick acne scars are very difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more