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Does Cocoa Butter Remove Acne Scars
I heard honey and saltwater works for acne and also coco butter helps remove acne scars. Is this really true?
No: The only non-prescription medicine that really helps acne is benzoyl peroxide. You owe it to yourself to get prescription treatment; all acne is manageable today with topical / oral meds, and a dermatologist can fill in, laser off, or abrade the scars to make them less conspicuous if that is your wish. ...Read more
No, but...: They can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon using a filler, microsurgery, or a laser. I'm sorry your acne wasn't managed properly and you ended up with scars. You may decide to keep them for the "tough guy" look as some Hollywood leads have done. It's your choice. ...Read more
Acne Scars: There are several products that can reduce the appearance of scars and sun spots. There are many otc bleaching creams available, however, the most effective bleaching creams can be purchased from your dermatologist or can be prescribed. If you have acne scars, it is extremely important to wear sunscreen daily as the sun can make the scars and dark spots worse. ...Read more
You can't: Depressions from acne aren't treatable short of interventions by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry you ended up with scars from your illness being neglected, and I hope you'll stay on top of it so that new lesions do not develop. Your personal physicain is your best friend here. ...Read more
Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more
Not really: True microdermabrasion is limited to the epidermis whereas acne disease truly occurs in the deep dermis. Microdermabrasion is a slightly more agressive form of exfoliation and may help to remove superficial irregularities and pigment. Dermabrasion extends to the dermis and may help to improve superficial scarring. ...Read more
No: Agree with dr. Holcomb's answer.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Creams do not remove scars.Get a more detailed answer ›
A dermatologist: One's dermatologist can examine the old scars to see what can be done. Some techniques include chemical peels to smooth out tiny defects, dermabrasion to sand the skin to become more even, and injecting fillers into some spots. Different dermatologists may use different methods, so it is fine to get opinions from two dermatologists. ...Read more
Time: Scars do improve over time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: 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
CAN'T. Don't try!: Scars are permanent and there is no surgeon or surgical, laser, cream, or cosmetic treatment in existence that can eliminate or remove scars completely. Expert plastic surgery can trade bad scars or poor orientation for better ones hidden in lines of expression or along skin lines, but there will still be new scars. Sorry! Stay away from any household products--they can burn or scar you further! ...Read more
Active ingredients: I looked at the ingredients and there are over 35 products added to the formulation. I would be concerned about reactions but there may be some benefits to the silicone and salicylic acid components. Try it and see! It had a 3.5 out of 5 rating which doesn't sound great. ...Read more
Acne scar treatments: There are different types of acne scarsranging from broad flat to ice pick. The broad flat scars typically can be softened with fillers. Ice pick scars can be softened by punching them out and putting a graft of skin from behind the ear into the hole. Laser resurfacing or dermabrasion can then help to further improve the look. ...Read more
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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No: They only cover not cause fading.Get a more detailed answer ›
There are things: Usually with time scars will become less prominent but rarely to do they resolve completely without intervention. Otherwise most of the over the counter creams have limited data, this is even true of Mederma and Scarguard (possibley better data in this case). In the end, chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser interventions are the most effective but usually costly. ...Read more
Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more
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