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Cystic Acne Scars
What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?
Several: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is really good for sun damage but especially the brown spots. Chiemical peels can work too depending on the damage as well as on some acne scars. Other acne scars may need lasers or certain type of in office surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?
Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne and scarring? I have tried everything you can think of, even cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots. Nothing works.
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Cystic acne pimples are usually quite deep in the skin. When people try to extract them, the contents can push deeper into the hair follicle or break thru the follicle into the dermis layer. This can result in scar tissue. Dermatologists usually treat single cysts with an anti-inflammatory injection or several cysts with oral medication. Acne scars are helped with retin a (tretinoin) (rx) and/or laser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I get some insight with laser resurfacing for acne scars (had severe cystic acne when i was younger)?
I just finish 11 month of accutane. I had severe cystic acne. The acne has clear up, but i'm left with acne scars. What are treatment available?
I keep getting large, painful cystic acne on my chin. One goes away & new one comes up. It's leaving scars. What can I do to prevent them/treat them?
I have these flat/roundacne scars left from cystic acne. Will light chemical peels be able to clear them?
Acne scars deeper: Hello, I empathize with you regarding the scarring from cystic acne. Acne scars are among the most challenging conditions we see as dermatologists. LIght peels generally do not penetrate deep enough to restructure the collagen, which is needed for the treatment of scars. The newer fractionated lasers can be quite successful, along with fillers such as Juvederm. Go slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do some people with acne get pitted scars and others raised. Had cystic acne and mine are raised. Was told nothing I could do to reduce them..
That's the facts: Chad, I am REALLY sorry that your acne was neglected when your scarring could have been prevented. You're almost an adult now, and no longer constrained by the whims and ignorance of your parents. If you still have active disease, get on the phone with your physician. You can perhaps get help from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser or microsurgical capability. ...Read more
Hard to get rid of: Acne scars are difficult to clear and rarely do you clear them all. A good outcome is a 50% reduction the lasers used are fractional co2, profractional, erbium resurfacing lasers and less invasive dermal rollers. Deep peels canhelp but must be done by a well trained physician ...Read more
Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. There is often a genetic predisposition to cystic acne. Treatment usually requires systemic medication including oral isotretinoin, and should be started early, before ...Read more