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Will acne scars look worse as I get older?

Will acne scars look worse as I get older?

Sometimes: As we grow older, the skin sags to certain extent. In some patients, the acne scars can look more deeper with the sagging skin. ...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


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How do I get rid of acne and acne scars, after age 20?

How do I get rid of acne and acne scars, after age 20?

Can be improved: It is not possible to "erase" acne scars. A careful examination is necessary, and a treatment plan can be developed. Some scars may warrant excisional revision, others may be approached with dermabrasion. For active acne, treatment by a dermatologist is suggested--possibly using accutane. ...Read more

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Is there a preventative treatment for acne scars before they get worse?

Is there a preventative treatment for acne scars before they get worse?

Yes: Treating the underlying skin pathology- inflammation. I use a combination of Alpha hydroxy acid washes, retinoic acid and antioxidants combined with bbl and laser modalities. ...Read more

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How can you get an acne scar removed?

How can you get an acne scar removed?

Various: Various treatments can be useful to treat acne scarring. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery for acne scars?

Is it possible to get surgery for acne scars?

Yes: Type of scarring will dictate your best treatment options. Sometimes fillers, fat grafting, surgical excision or sanding of the sites are chosen. Occasionally use of laser resurfacing and chemical peels (medium to deep) are recommended. ...Read more

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Is the only option microdermabrasion if I want to get acne scars removed?

Is the only option microdermabrasion if I want to get acne scars removed?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars?

How do I get rid of 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 can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: See your dermatologist about using dermabrasion to get rid of your acne scars. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: A dermatologist can evaluate your scars but in general you can reduce their appearance with using sunscreen and with time they may fade a bit. ...Read more

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How to get rid of old acne scars?

How to get rid of old acne scars?

Your choice: A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use dermabrasion, microinjection, microsurgery, or a laser. It's your call, or if you're married let your wife decide. Several hollywood leading men have kept their acne scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of acne scars?

How can you get rid of acne scars?

Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less visible. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring instead of having your acne traeted effectively in the first place. Keep in mind that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne scars?

How can I get rid of my acne scars?

Many options: If you no longer have acne, there are many treatments available. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser brasion, silicone oil injections.
You must have an in person consultation and go from there.
Good luck from nyc.
For more info visit ww. Drgrossman. Com. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of an acne scar?

How can you get rid of an acne scar?

Laser resurfacing: For the right patient, ie acne scars, acne under control, light skin, laser resurfacing can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but scar reduction is very significant. There is a wide variety of lasers and skill levels. Good equipment and experience make a big difference, don't shop just for price, you get what you pay for. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or deep chemical peel, or local excision can frequently minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars? Thanks!

How can I get rid of acne scars? Thanks!

You can't: You can, however improve them by various means: excision, dermabrasion, injection of fillers, lasers, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more