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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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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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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

The: The outcome from fraxel treatment is usually much more pronounced and more controlled than dermabrasion and microdermabrsion will not have much effect on the deeper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat. Can i get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?

I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat.  Can i get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?

Scars of the glans: Hello, from your question i did not get the sense that you had pain from the scars. I recommend against any further ablative treatments to the skin of the penis. This is a very sensitive part of your body and any ablative therapies such as laser resurfacing or more caustic treatments could reduce sensibility to this organ. Good luck. Dan downey M.D. Downey plastic surgery www.Dr-downey.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read more

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Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Yes but...: Depends on what you consider non-surgical. Peels, lasers, and/or dermabrasion all may help. Seek a local facial plastics md or dermatologist for good recommendations. ...Read more

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How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

One or more: Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. ...Read more

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Acne scars on face deep can fractional laser improve how much percent ?

Acne scars on face deep can fractional laser improve how much percent ?

Partially: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". ...Read more

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What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

Acne scars: If you already have scars from the acne, the safest thing will be to see a dermatologist and determine the best treatment option for you. Most home remedies and OTC products are not effective and some could be harmful. ...Read more

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Is there a way to permanently shrink or eliminate poc marks/holes on my face from former acne scars from 10 years ago? With a laser or cream maybe?

Is there a way to permanently shrink or eliminate poc marks/holes on my face from former acne scars from 10 years ago?  With a laser or cream maybe?

Yes: Creams are unlikely to be effective. If you visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, fillers, fat grafting or scar excision would be some of the options. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Atrophic Scars (Definition)

An atrophic scar is a condition in which a scar is depressed (sunken) into the skin, like a pit on the surface of the skin. A hypertrophic scar, on the other hand, is a scar that is thicker or bigger than it should be, and is a little higher ...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