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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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How can you reduce hyperpigmentation from an acne scar?

How can you reduce hyperpigmentation from an acne scar?

Have you tried: Skin lightening agents, like hydroquinone or kojic acid? These are found in many "bleaching creams", and can reduce the appearance of blotchy dark pigment. ...Read more

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Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Not likely: It is possible to get great results, but normally it is about 30-50% improved. One of the most important things is not to promise better results than we can obtain. It is called "realistic expectations". It is difficult to achieve perfection since the skin is already damaged and will not return to 100% normal. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide be used to shed facial injury scars? Help please?

Can benzoyl peroxide be used to shed facial injury scars? Help please?

Not for this purpose: Benzoyl peroxide is used to reduce acne, and has no indication for treatment of scars. Other products such as Mederma are indicated for such use. Facial scars can be minimized with procedures performed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, including laser therapy and chemical peels. ...Read more

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How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Scars are permanent,: As time goes by they will fade and the scar retraction will loosen to a degree. But they are permanent, so do not pick or squeeze, worsening the damage and scar that results. Fortunately, acne does usually diminish and in se cases go away as you get older. But adult acne does exist, and women who have children can suffer hormonal acne outbreaks. Dermatologists can help acne; plas surg for scars! ...Read more

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Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Yes.: There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing. Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase. ...Read more

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How to use retin a (tretinoin) when you have facial hair?

How to use retin a (tretinoin) when you have facial hair?

Purpose: It depends on why you are using retina. If you are using retina for acne, i would suggest just using it on the areas of the skin which are clean shaven. If you do not plan on shaving the area where you want to use the retina, application may be difficult getting the medicine to the skin. Be sure to let your face dry completely before applying to limit irritation. ...Read more

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How can you treat facial scarring?

How can you treat facial scarring?

Facial scars: Once the scars are matured ( at least 1 year) depending on the scar you have a choice of surgical revision, makeup camouflage, permanent tattooing to blend the color. ...Read more

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How can you remove scars and acne?

How can you remove scars and acne?

See your doctor: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi There, I have mild-moderate hormonal acne. I have some acne scarring on cheeks, how can you fade scarring fast?

Hi There, I have mild-moderate hormonal acne. I have some acne scarring on cheeks, how can you fade scarring fast?

ACNE SCARRING: YOU CANNOT FADE ACNE SCARRING! DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST; SHE OR HE CAN RECOMMEND SOME TYPE OF SOLUTION. ...Read more

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Can you get increased facial hair growth with retin a (tretinoin)?

Can you get increased facial hair growth with retin a (tretinoin)?

No.: I know of no evidence that it does. The same hormones that cause acne can also cause unwanted facial hair, so people treating their acne with Retin-A might erroneously blame their Retin-A for any hormonally-induced facial hair. That's the only way i can think of that such a misconception could take root. ...Read more

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How can you fade acne scars within a week?

How can you fade acne scars within a week?

That's asking a lot: A hydroquinone bleach can fade the hyperpigmented spots after the acute lesions heal. Nothing you can do will touch true scars, but a physician with a laser, microsurgery or a filler can make them less conspicuous. ...Read more

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How can facial scars be removed?

How can facial scars be removed?

Improve not remove: There is no way to definitively remove facial scars. In some cases, larger scars can be directly excised and improved. In other cases, a variety of techniques may be used such as cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion and laser. Subcision and filler, prp and other techniques can also play a role. Most therapies involve a combination to work syngergistically to improve overall appearance. ...Read more

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Can a woman have facial dermabrasion when suffering from rosacea?

Can a woman have facial dermabrasion when suffering from rosacea?

Yes but may flare: It can be done but it may result in a flare. Some physicians have reported improvement with off label intra dermal injection of dilute botulinum toxin. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of slight facial scarring from acne?

Acne Scarring: The best answer is to seek a consultation with a qualified skin care specialist. This could be a dermatologist or medical esthetician. Treatment runs the spectrum of chemical peels to minor surgical augmentation. At our office we employ various methods but start with the least invasive. Lasers are a great option - fractional co2 the most effective with acne scarring. But you need to get an eval. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called facial scarring after acne.?

Describe the disorder called facial scarring after acne.?

Depressed scars: Inflammatory acne with cysts can cause depression of skin as ice picks, rolling scars or irregular indentations. In some cases on chest back and even on face tbere may be raised scar tissue. Treatment can include dermal fillers such as artefill, subcison or scar release, and fractionated co2 or erbium laser to improve appearance of scars. Repeated sessions can achieve over 50% improvement. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for facial scarring after acne?

There are many!: Depends on the age of the patient, the pattern of scars and the skin type. Some scars can be injected with filling agents. Bound down scars must first be 'released' (subcision) before fillers or tissue grafts can be effective. Isolated scars can be excised. If there are many scars and the skin is lax, facelift can be helpful. Fractionated lasers and dermabrasion encourage new collagen production. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of facial scarring after acne and how can I address them effectively?

Cystic acne: Cystic acne can leave bad scarring. Main reason to treat acne is to prevent or to have less scarring. You can take an antibiotics and have a laser treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of slight facial scarring from acne?

Acne Scarring: The best answer is to seek a consultation with a qualified skin care specialist. This could be a dermatologist or medical esthetician. Treatment runs the spectrum of chemical peels to minor surgical augmentation. At our office we employ various methods but start with the least invasive. Lasers are a great option - fractional co2 the most effective with acne scarring. But you need to get an eval. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

Deep acne scars: Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists.

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How can I clear my face from acne and scars?

How can I clear my face from acne and scars?

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed and i'm sorry you ended up with scars. With a history of scarring, make an appointment now with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment and until then begin with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; your doctor's rx will probably be in addition. Scars are managed today with lasers, microsurgery or filler; some hollywood leads keep their to look "tough". ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and scars on my face?

How can I effectively treat acne and scars on my face?

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 fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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Hi i m 24 year old I have acne and scar on my face any suggestions?

Hi i m 24 year old I have acne and scar on my face any suggestions?

Depends: See your Family doctor or dermatologist. Your condition required to keep your skin clean, some topical acne treatment containing the retinoic acid and peroxide and by mouth doxycicline, depending on the severity of the condition, which are prescribed medication. But the best advise could be given by your physician after seen and examining your skin, Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can clear my face from acne and scars?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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Why I am still getting acne at 24.My whole face is scarred enough already from previous one.I am startung to belive its because of diary and high carb?

Genetics: Some people have a stronger tendency to acne. If you feel that diet plays a factor in you avoid si p, e carbs and regular milk. This will take 1-2 months to see an effect. If however this is persistent problem consider Accutane which works well for severe resistant acne in 15-20 weeks. Once clear you can deal with scars later with laser. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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I had acne on my face and scars. What is the best way for removing the scar of acne?

I had acne on my face and scars. What is the best way for removing the scar of acne?

Seek professionals: There are many different ways to treat scars which depend on the nature and the type of scars that you have. You need to be evaluated by your dermatologic surgeon and discuss options. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars from my face?

How can I remove acne scars from my face?

You can't: Depressions from acne aren't treatable short of interventions by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry you ended up with scars from your illness being neglected, and I hope you'll stay on top of it so that new lesions do not develop. Your personal physicain is your best friend here. ...Read more

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What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

Laser is an option: Laser can reduce the scarring of acne. It may take several treatments however. Also, darker skinned individuals are at higher risks for the side effects of laser such as pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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