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Could my acne scars go away naturally?

Could my acne scars go away naturally?

Scar maturation: Majority of scars do get better with time but some may not. See a plastic surgeon in your local area to get more specific information about scar treatment as it would pertain to you. ...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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Advice? Would my acne scars go away naturally?

Advice? Would my acne scars go away naturally?

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

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How shall I make my acne and acne scars go away!?

How shall I make my acne and acne scars go away!?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. Your acne scars need to be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. "Pop" / "natural" ideas are adjuncts at best, cruel frauds at worst. I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and you ended up with scarring. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that helps acne scars go away ?

Is there a medication that helps acne scars go away ?

NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will an acne scars go away on its own or should I do something about it?

Will an acne scars go away on its own or should I do something about it?

Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, are permanent. Their appearance can be improved though. Whether to do anything and to what extent is a very personal decision. ...Read more

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What can make bad back acne scars go away for good?

What can make bad back acne scars go away for good?

Specialist Rx: I am sorry your severe acne was neglected and you were scarred. Nothing you can do will touch it. A physician can offer laser, filler, or microsurgery. Especially on a man some acne scarring can be a plus. ...Read more

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Will my acne scars go away naturally? Please help me docs!

Will my acne scars go away naturally? Please help me docs!

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

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If i did chemical peeling for my skin , will the acne scars go away?

If i did chemical peeling for my skin , will the acne scars go away?

Laser resurfacing: Acne scars may improve with chemical peels done by physicians much more so than the otc (over the counter) peels. Laser peels are probably more effective. Fractionated laser resurfacing combined with the microlaserpeel will produce even more impressive longterm results. ...Read more

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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