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Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Chemical peels: In short, yes. But that all depends on the depth of the scars, and the type/strength of chemical. Very deep scars are sometimes best treated by excising them first, then resurfacing. Extensive scarring may require repeat treatments, but sometimes a co2 laser or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion) is more effective. This depends greatly on the surgeon's skill. ...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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Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...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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Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Usually not: Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface. Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base. ...Read more

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How effective are chemical peels for lines, scars etc?

How effective are chemical peels for lines, scars etc?

Peel for lines &...: Chemical peels can be beneficial to improve the look of fine facial lines and soft wrinkling as well as mild acne scarring. A series of treatments are typically needed for best results. It is always best to meet with, and discuss your concerns, amount of correction you wish and how much downtime you are willing to tolerate, with your cosmetic surgeon. Best options for you can be outlined. ...Read more

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Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels reduce scars like acne scars?

Do chemical peels reduce scars like acne scars?

Some peels do: Yes, some peels do reduce acne scars. It depends on the type and depth of the scar and which agents are used. You need to see a dermatologist who specializes in chemical peeling. ...Read more

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What chemical acid peel is best for wrinkles and hyperpigmentation?

What chemical acid peel is best for wrinkles and hyperpigmentation?

No one best peel: However, it appears that glycolic acid and tca peels are commonly used for these purposes in combination with retinoid therapy. ...Read more

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Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Nothing works well: The main thing you should do is make sure you control your active lesions. Once you get a scar, lasers, peels, creams, dermabrasions just do not work well! come on in and we can discuss your options. http://www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com/index.html. ...Read more

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Can dermabrasion work for acne scars?

Can dermabrasion work for acne scars?

Yes but not the best: Dear abrasion can certainly work but there are more precise means. My favorite is a combination of a fractionated(not co2) erbium laser for full thickness treatment combined with a full coverage superficial erbium treatment. ...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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Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Microdermabrasion: Over the counter microdermabrasion kits can be helpful for weekly use, but a microdermabrasion performed in office will be the most effective as this also has suction. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid best for chemical peels ?

It depends: Glycolics work fine if you only need a mild peel, or only have a limited amount of downtime. Tca peels can do more, but require a longer recovery. The hetter (croton oil) peel is, in my opinion, tremendously powerful and useful, but has the longest recovery. ...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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How effective are micropeels and chemical peels for improving skin?

How effective are micropeels and chemical peels for improving skin?

Peels are healthy : Chemical peels are very effective for improving skin. They produce a significant exfoliation which then allows therapeutic products to penetrate better. They also have therapeutic value aside from exfoliation, improving texture and fine lines, among other things. Regular peels can improve the appearance and health of your skin. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels work for psoriasis?

Do chemical peels work for psoriasis?

No: See a doctor for help with this disease. You may need prescriptions and other topicals that can be very helpful to your situation. It is a life long disorder and you need a real plan of action. ...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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