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What are the symptoms of facial scarring after acne and how can I address them effectively?

What are the symptoms of facial scarring after acne and how can I address them effectively?

Cystic acne: Cystic acne can leave bad scarring. Main reason to treat acne is to prevent or to have less scarring. You can take an antibiotics and have a laser treatment. ...Read more

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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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Describe the disorder called facial scarring after acne.?

Describe the disorder called facial scarring after acne.?

Depressed scars: Inflammatory acne with cysts can cause depression of skin as ice picks, rolling scars or irregular indentations. In some cases on chest back and even on face tbere may be raised scar tissue. Treatment can include dermal fillers such as artefill, subcison or scar release, and fractionated co2 or erbium laser to improve appearance of scars. Repeated sessions can achieve over 50% improvement. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for facial scarring after acne?

What is the treatment for facial scarring after acne?

There are many!: Depends on the age of the patient, the pattern of scars and the skin type. Some scars can be injected with filling agents. Bound down scars must first be 'released' (subcision) before fillers or tissue grafts can be effective. Isolated scars can be excised. If there are many scars and the skin is lax, facelift can be helpful. Fractionated lasers and dermabrasion encourage new collagen production. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of slight facial scarring from acne?

How can I  get rid of slight facial scarring from acne?

Acne Scarring: The best answer is to seek a consultation with a qualified skin care specialist. This could be a dermatologist or medical esthetician. Treatment runs the spectrum of chemical peels to minor surgical augmentation. At our office we employ various methods but start with the least invasive. Lasers are a great option - fractional co2 the most effective with acne scarring. But you need to get an eval. ...Read more

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These random scars appeared on the right side ofmy face today. I've never had acne or anything. Just dry skin. What are possible causes?

These random scars appeared on  the right side ofmy face today. I've never had acne or anything. Just dry skin. What are possible causes?

It's a mystery.: scars can only happen after trauma, injury, or infection. If none of these happened, I don't know how you get it. Dry skin would not cause "scar". ...Read more

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Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a (tretinoin) or glycolic based product that might give some improvement but you will probably need to do some deeper skin resurfacing like a chemical peel or laser peel. Another option is needling techniques. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of facial scars caused by severe acne?

What is the best way to get rid of facial scars caused by severe acne?

Facial scars: You can improve the scars with facial resurfacing using laser. I don't think you can get rid of scars completely. ...Read more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin?

Yes: People should generally put sunscreen on any scar on the face with an spf of 30 or greater to reduce color changes in the scar for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne? I have many scars on my face caused by the bad acne i had when i was a teenager. I would love to be able to have this fixed. Is facial scar revision a procedure that could help me, or is another proc

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne? I have many scars on my face caused by the bad acne i had when i was a teenager. I would love to be able to have this fixed. Is facial scar revision a procedure that could help me, or is another proc

Acne scar revision: Hello, sight unseen it is difficult to describe the options best for managing your specific condition. There are some therapies to revise scars that involve surgically removing them and closing the less scarred adjacent skin although this only is useful when there are a few relatively deep scars with good adjacent skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...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