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Cures For Acne Scars
Acne scars: Acne scars are tough to treat. There are many treatments that can be done to help including carbon dioxide and fractionated co2 lasers, dermabrasion, subcision of scars, and excision. A good skin care program can augment the results. But you need appropriate expectations since you can, at best, only achieve about a 50% improvement.
Skin treatments vary: Acne scars vary from shallow hollows to deep pits and treatments vary. Prevention of further outbreaks will help minimize further scarring and you should talk to your physician for treatment options. A good skin care regimen will help to minimize the appearance, but does not erase the scars. There are non invasive and invasive surgical options available from cool lasers to fractional or coz.
Acne scars: Sometimes called “the laser equivalent to skin needling”, this laser creates light on only a "fraction" on the skin in spots. Milder than traditional co2 ablative laser; results are less impressive but side effects are also less severe. About $1000 per procedure generally 4-5 treatments are needed scaling and crusting swelling post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation a.K.A. Temporary darkening.See 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!See 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc.
Can't 'cure' scars : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Check: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/ for unbiased information and don't waste $$See 2 more doctor answers
Have to be on Accutane for one month maybe 2 months depending on my dermatologist , does it cure acne scars?
Sorry, no.: Accurate reduces acne outbreaks that can lead to new scars, but does not remove or reduce old scars. Scars (caused by any process or injury) are permanent and require other surgical intervention for improvement, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. However, Accutane can lead to increased risks of scarring with surgeries performed within a year or longer after its use, so beware!See 2 more doctor answers
Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other way to cure light acne rolling scars (meaning indentation isn't really deep), without the use of any laser treatment?
Yes: consider microneedling with our without fillers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Severity: Dermabrasion was once the best treatment for acne scars, but it often took a long time for the skin to heal and the treatment can leave scars or permanent lightening of the skin. The newest treatment is with fractionated co2 laser which is more effective, less likely to cause scarring and patients have less downtime.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
I understand acne scars can't be completely cured but can microdermabrasion actually help make them less visible?
Yes: Absolutely - depends upon how deep they are. The older treatment was microdermabrasion which was effective because it went deeper. The medical community has figured out that a series of microdermabrasion is equivalent to one deep dermabrasion. Remember it can take 10 or more treatments to see some improvement. When in doubt consult your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
I have a question abaout acne scar . I got acne in my back and my cheast its already cure but I have problem cos I have scar , how to remove my scar?
Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala.See 5 more doctor answers
What to do if I am 28 year old girl,suffering from acne scars and blemishe on my face and body red and dark spots.how cure it ?
Pimple appearance: The most important thing to remember is to avoid the urge to pick at your skin! Keep your skin clean and moisturized with hyoallergenic products, and apply benzoyl peroxide as directed on the package. A cool compress on red inflamed areas can help reduce the appearance. Avoiding sun exposure should also help prevent scarring and discoloration.