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Clearing Acne Scars Naturally
I've had severe back acne for years it's finally clearing up a littlebut my back is covered in acne scars. What can I do to get rid of them naturally?
Neither!: Both of the listed options will do little to nothing except lighten your wallet, but the peel, depending on depth, will likely have the best of these two choices. If your acne scars are truly minor, then consider a "real" facial peel, dermabrasion (not microderm), or laser resurfacing. Unless you have a treatment that requires actual healing, there is bound to be little to no improvement at all! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You can choose to keep them -- several hollywood male leads have done this for the 'tough guy' look -- or have them treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with any of a variety of interesing and 21st-century treatments. ...Read more
No. They won't.: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up getting scars. Brown hyperpigmentation fades over months, but nothing will touch the depressed lesions. You can see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for a filler, microsurgery, or laser rx. Several hollywood leads have kept the scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more
I developed acne scars on my cheeks since a few months.my birth day is in coming 6weeks.would they vanish by then?naturally?
My dr says theres nothing to get rid of acne scars except to wait until they naturally go away. I don't believe that cuz other ppl have stuff for it?
Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more
Prevention is best: Preventing acne breakouts is the best form of treatment. Once formed, scars are amenable to variety of techniques depending upon whether they are depressed, pitted, boxlike or elevated.. These include fillers and subcision to free up and elevate depressions and boxes; punch-excision or pinpoint chemical peels to remove pits; and intralesional injections and scalpel removal for elevations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can try: Red marks should be left alone as the new vessels heal the damaged tissue. Brown marks fade on their own after a few months; you can use a topical hydroquinone but it's messy and you can end up looking worse for it. The key is managing your active disease. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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