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Do Acne Scars Go Away
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
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
NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist. Read more
Dermatologist: A few options. See a cosmetic dermatologist. Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on timing:
Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. Read more
Acne scar progress: The appearance of acne scars may improve with time as the skin matures and the acne settles. Some of the appearance of acne scarring is related to the color of the scar. This definitely improves with time. The texture often will settle down, but may require treatment to look better. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the scars are new and superficial they may take weeks to months to heal. Older or deeper scars may never go away on their own.
The best advise is to consult an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out what can be done for your scars. Read more
What type?: Depressed scars don't disappear.. Redness and/or hyperpigmentation seen in healing lesions face after weeks or a few months. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related illness that cannot be cured until it remits on its own, but can always be managed with scientific rx. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They're permanent: Nothing you can do will make them less visible or make them disappear. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can remove them with fillers, microsurgery or a laser. I'm sorry your acne was neglected in the first place leaving you with scars. Several hollywood leads kept their for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. Read more
I recently managed to get myself to stop picking acne, but now I have some acne scars all over my body. How long do they take to go away usually?
A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on he exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I pipped an acne 9 months ago, the dermato gave me bnzamycin now the acne scar :the hole is smaller but the redness persist! Will the redness go away?
It should: See your dermatologist if it has not resolved and may still be inflamed for possible further medical therapy. Read more
My dr says there's nothing to get rid of acne scars except to wait until they naturally go away. I don't believe that cuz other ppl have stuff for it?
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. Read more
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