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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. 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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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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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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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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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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Should acne scars ever go away?

Should acne scars ever go away?

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

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Will acne scars ever completely go away?

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 more

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How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

That depends: 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

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How long will it take for acne scars to go away?

How long will it take for acne scars to go away?

Scars may or may not: Resolve. Recommend consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to go away on it's own?

How long does it take for acne scars to go away on it's own?

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 more

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How to help acne scars? How can I help make them go away faster?

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 more

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Will my acne scars ever go away or must I take some sort of action?

Will my acne scars ever go away or must I take some sort of action?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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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