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I heard honey and saltwater works for acne and also coco butter helps remove acne scars. Is this really true?

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

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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What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

Do nothing: There is no home remedy to remove acne scars. In fact once you have a scar (no matter from what cause), you will have it for life. As plastic surgeons we are hiding and making them not as noticeable. There is no way to remove the scar completely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for acne scars to get fully removed?

Is it possible for acne scars to get fully removed?

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

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I have acne scars and stains, what can I do to remove them?

I have acne scars and stains, what can I do to remove them?

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

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Roaccutane realky remove acne scars too?

Roaccutane realky remove acne scars too?

No: But it's the strongest and most effective medicine to prevent new ones. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars. You can choose microsurgery, a filler, a laser, or decide to keep them (as some hollywood leads have done) for the "tough guy" look. I hope you get the result you want. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars from my face?

How can I remove acne scars from my face?

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

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How can you remove acne scars or dark spots?

How can you remove acne scars or dark spots?

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

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Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

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

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Do mild soap help to remove acne scar? Pls help

Do mild soap help to remove acne scar? Pls help

No: Soap does not remove scars. Abrasive, chemical peels or lasers can reduce scars. You can try an abrasive wash at home on a regular basis. If that is not helping then see a doctor or esthetician. ...Read more

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Hi doctotor, how can I remove Acne scars from my face skin?

Hi doctotor, how can I remove Acne scars from my face skin?

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

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Is there another way to remove acne scars without dermabrasion?

Is there another way to remove acne scars without dermabrasion?

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

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What's the best way to remove acne scars using household products?

What's the best way to remove acne scars using household products?

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

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Can garnier dark spot corrector really help to remove acne scars?

Can garnier dark spot corrector really help to remove acne scars?

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

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What's the best way to remove post acne scars? Is there any side effects?

What's the best way to remove post acne scars? Is there any side effects?

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

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Is the only option microdermabrasion if I want to get acne scars removed?

Is the only option microdermabrasion if I want to get acne scars removed?

Acne scars: 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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Any way to remove my acne scars in my back? Can I send u the picture of my back?

Any way to remove my acne scars in my back? Can I send u the picture of my back?

Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records or pictures in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...Read more

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I have a question abaout acne scar. I got acne in my back and my cheast its already cure but I have problem cos I have scar, how to remove my scar?

Acne scars: You need to see your local plastic surgeon to evaluate your scars and devise a plan to address them. Realize that you will be trading one acne scar for one surgical scar that presumably will heal better than the acne scar. ...Read more

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I have many acne scars on my face. What should I use to remove them?

I have many acne scars on my face. What should I use to remove them?

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

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How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

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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Could you have plastic surgery to remove acne scars?

Could you have plastic surgery to remove acne scars?

Yes!: Yes. The best treatment is resurfacing with combined fractional erbium beam laser and complete superficial resurfacing with erbioum beam. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars?

Acne scars: Dermabrasion, punch excision, laser resurfacing are some of the effective ways to remove acne scars. All of these are invasive procedures and require a healing period. ...Read more

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Product to remove acne scars?

Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars I'm addition to surgical interventions and/or resurfacing techniques. ...Read more

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How to remove acne scars fast?

How to remove acne scars fast?

Information: Unfortunately you cannot get rid of acne scars completely. Dermabrasion can make them less noticeable. Cover make up may be as good as anything. ...Read more

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How can you remove acne scars?

How can you remove acne scars?

A comprehensive: Evaluation by a good dermatologist would be your best first step. That way you can select from a variety of treatments, including laser, chemical peel, subcision, excision and fillers. ...Read more

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How can you remove acne scars?

Fractionated laser: The fractionated carbon dioxide laser helps acne scars. (fraxel, matrix are trade names). ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more