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Ive been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

Ive been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

Scars aren't removed: by peels. You can do them until the cows come home, and not see much difference other than exfoliation. So that's an expensive alternative that has been marketed to you. Cosmetic lasers that rebuild collagen provide longer lasting results, as scarring is occurring from the damaged collagen fibers that have created crater-like effects from contraction. Treat the cause, not the hype. ...Read more

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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How do chemical peels for acne work?

How do chemical peels for acne work?

Many different types: Salicylic acid, peels, are one of the most common and may cause temporary stinging or burning. Over the next several days you may experience dry flaky skin which will benefit from gentle exfoliation with a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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Good idea to use chemical peels for acne red marks?

Acne scars difficult: Early acne scars as with pigment changes may show improvement spontaneously or with various treatments such including chemical peels and laser treatments. When the scarring is chronic with fibrosis and contour changes treatment is much more difficult, but typically involves a combination of resurfacing procedures such as dermabrasion or ablative laser, injectable fillers and surgical excision. ...Read more

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My dermetologist has suggested me chemical peeling,i suffered from acne. Do chemical peels work?

My dermetologist has suggested me chemical peeling,i suffered from acne. Do chemical peels work?

Possibly: Depending on the form of acne that you have. If it is comedogenic, it responds well. If you have mild acne scars they also tend to respond well to certain chemical peels. ...Read more

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Can chemical peels help reduce acne scaring?

Can chemical peels help reduce acne scaring?

Possibly but more >1: Chemical peels may be erformed using different substances with varying potency to provide some improvement in the appearance of these scars. Many treatments may be required for maximal improvement. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels work on acne scars?

Do chemical peels work on acne scars?

No: Chemical peels are not strong enough to do anything about scars and most benefits from peels are temporary. There are many types of peels but they are a caustic way of treating hyperpigmantation on a temporary basis. They can also help with acne to dry it up temporarily. Strong peels require downtime. ...Read more

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After you get a chemical peel is the acne supposed to get worse?

After you get a chemical peel is the acne supposed to get worse?

Maybe: Although salicylic acid peels have been a gold standard peel fro acne on occasion after the peel you can have a sudden but temporary flare up of your acne. This also goes for laser treatments, birth control pills and other agents when treating acne ...Read more

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Could chemical peel help my acne scars?

Could chemical peel help my acne scars?

Possibly: Deep acne scars 'ice pick' type will probably not improve much, but other 'lighter' scars may benefit some. Overall acne scarsae difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Would it be stupid to get a chemical peel for one acne scar?

Would it be stupid to get a chemical peel for one acne scar?

Yes: Different people care about different things. If it bothers you, ask a plastic surgeon or dermatologist about a filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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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