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I have large pores all over like the middle from the left side covering my nose to the right side and some acne scars i was told that laser is overkil?

I have large pores all over like the middle from the left side covering my nose to the right side and some acne scars i was told that laser is overkil?

Laser, pulsed light: Laser or pulsed light treatments are often very effective at controlling and reducing this. Many dermatologists offer this service. Call first to make sure that the dermatologist that you see has this capability; then make an appointment for an evaluation. ...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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If you have acne scars or skin imperfections, what type of make-up is recommended to cover?

If you have acne scars or skin imperfections, what type of make-up is recommended to cover?

A few options: First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin. You can also do laser therapy or filler therapy, within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sun makes the scars worse. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best foundation to cover up boxcar acne scars?

Please recommend the best foundation to cover up boxcar acne scars?

See a dermatologist: The best cosmetics to cover birthmarks, tattoos and other scars are available through a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are ways to cover acne scars before prom?

What are ways to cover acne scars before prom?

Make up: There is no "quick fix" that is permanent. People confuse discoloration with scarring. If there is red discoloration, it may be hidden by applying a green colored base make up whicih is then topped by a natural skin tone cosmetic. ...Read more

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What should I do to cover acne scars on back for prom?

What should I do to cover acne scars on back for prom?

Theatrical makeup: Thicker coverage, such as theater makeup or surgical makeup designed to cover burns or scars. Or, alternatively, a modestly backed dress. If you feel you have to show skin, think shoulder cutouts, cleavage, or leg slits. ...Read more

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What gives acne scars?

What gives acne scars?

Inflammation: When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers. The skin becomes red and atrophic. Picking the pimples may enhance this damage. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

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 more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

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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How to fade acne scars?

How to fade acne scars?

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

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...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