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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

Does epiduo heal acne scars?

I have no experience: Commercial, over the counter, products have varying results- I have no experience with this product. ...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 causes acne scars to heal so slowly?

What causes acne scars to heal so slowly?

Inflammation: The inflammatory response associated with them results in prolonged healing times. Can see dermatologist / asthetician / cosmetic surgeon for help in expediting process. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase collagen, heal acne scars?

What to do if I have an increase collagen, heal acne scars?

Can't do it yourself: I'm sorry if someone has misled you. You're not going to heal your own acne scars. I'm sorry you ended up with these in the first place. Your choices are to keep them -- like several Hollywood male leads who like the "tough guy" look -- or get a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to use a filler, microsurgery, or laser. ...Read more

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Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Not likely: It is possible to get great results, but normally it is about 30-50% improved. One of the most important things is not to promise better results than we can obtain. It is called "realistic expectations". It is difficult to achieve perfection since the skin is already damaged and will not return to 100% normal. ...Read more

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I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

GCA Peels: I usually do 1 treatment a week for 6 weeks and then take a break for a month. Since acne is an ongoing problem, the new scars keep coming. ...Read more

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Do acne scars from picking skin eventually heal over time if stops picking? How long approx if so? Thanks Dr!

Do acne scars from picking skin eventually heal over time if stops picking? How long approx if so? Thanks Dr!

Acne scars: Old acne scars which have been inflamed will eventually return to normal skin tone providing they don't get aggravated by picking or irritating facial products (they will generally turn red, then brown prior to fading to normal color and this can take weeks). Minimize new pimples from developing by using hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers, benzoyl peroxide, and staying well hydrated. ...Read more

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Why do some doctors say acne scars will take months to heal? I have had acne scars and they heal within a month but not many months.

Depends on...: Depth of scar. Some pimples scar into deep tissue - may leave permanent scar. Severe acne often does this. Smaller, less deep pimples generally don't scar. ...Read more

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I'm getting 50% Gylcolic peels to clear acne scars. Assuming they can all heal, how many peels would I need to replace all skin layers?

I'm getting 50% Gylcolic peels to clear acne scars. Assuming they can all heal, how many peels would I need to replace all skin layers?

Never happens: A properly performed glycolic acid peek should be partial thickness. It should never replace all layers because it should not penetrate to the deep dermis. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How can I heal acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

How can I heal acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

Specialist consult: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly and you ended up with these lesions. Trying to bleach hyperpigmented lesions will probably just make things worse. They fade eventually. Scars can be treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

It will not: Effective treatment of your acne will prevent additional scarring. If you wish, a dermatologist can make scars less visible using a laser, microsurgery, injections and/or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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I've been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

I've been getting chemical peels for acne scars. I got 2 light enzym peels and 1 extra strength enzyme peel. After how many peels will the scars heal?

Scars aren't removed: By peels. You can do them until the cows come home, and not see much difference other than exfoliation. So that's an expensive alternative that has been marketed to you. Cosmetic lasers that rebuild collagen provide longer lasting results, as scarring is occurring from the damaged collagen fibers that have created crater-like effects from contraction. Treat the cause, not the hype. ...Read more

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I have acne scars and I don't get a lot of acne on my face any more. I wanted to know if demapen is a safe treatment? And how long does it take to heal

I have acne scars and I don't get a lot of acne on my face any more. I wanted to know if demapen is a safe treatment? And how long does it take to heal

Acne scars: Dermapen is a microneedling technology with a depth of penetration down to 2.5 mm designed for deep skin collagen stimulation. It is a safe for acne scar treatment. Make certain you have treatment done at a cosmetic physician's office and not just a salon as the deep needling if not performed properly can cause irregular scarring. ...Read more

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How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

Yes, if deficient: In the usa, it is hihgly unlikely that you will become malnourished due to lack of suffcient viatamins due to the vitamin supplements in most foods. ...Read more

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Can bio oil heal depressed acne scars? Its only very slightly depressed and how do I use it? Does it clog pores?

Can bio oil heal depressed acne scars? Its only very slightly depressed and how do I use it? Does it clog pores?

Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so I generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read more

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What gives acne scars?

What gives acne scars?

Inflammation: When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers. The skin becomes red and atrophic.

Picking the pimples may enhance this damage. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars?

How to fade acne scars?

You can try: Red marks should be left alone as the new vessels heal the damaged tissue. Brown marks fade on their own after a few months; you can use a topical hydroquinone but it's messy and you can end up looking worse for it. The key is managing your active disease. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne scar?

How to reduce acne scar?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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How to clear up acne scar?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to repair acne scars?

How to repair acne scars?

Hard: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments, antibiotics or creams. ...Read more

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What to do about acne scars?

What to do about acne scars?

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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How to make acne scars fade?

Avoid the sun: New scars are more sensitive to the sun. If you go out on a sunny day without protection you may get a tan but, your scars will get a burn which will in turn delay the fading of your scars.
I recommend spf of 30 when you are exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars?

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

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