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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...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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How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...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 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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What can be done about acne scars on face?

What can be done about acne scars on face?

Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over).


Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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How do you clear up acne scars on your face?

How do you clear up acne scars on your face?

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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What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

Laser is an option: Laser can reduce the scarring of acne. It may take several treatments however. Also, darker skinned individuals are at higher risks for the side effects of laser such as pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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What can be done about indented acne scars on the face?

What can be done about indented acne scars on the face?

Options exists...: Improvement is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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How do I clear my face from my acne and acne scars fast?

How do I clear my face from my acne and acne scars fast?

Scars not so fast: Before you deal witht the scars you should have the acne under control. Treatment for acne scars include fillers, abrasion, mechanical or laser and if deep scars, undermining with fat injected. The skin discoloration can be dealt with ablative technology. ...Read more

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How do you go about treating healed acne scars on your face?

How do you go about treating healed acne scars on your face?

Acne scars: It is really up to you. There are several treatments available. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to see what your options are. ...Read more

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Is there any way to eliminate(or reduce)acne scars all over my face?

Is there any way to eliminate(or reduce)acne scars all over my face?

Recommend evaluation: With either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to determine your options. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne scars all over my face ! help ?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne scars all over my face ! help ?

Specialist help: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery, or an injectable filler can help. Nothing else will touch the scars. Several Hollywood male leads have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more

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Dear dr. How reduce acne scar on face? I try many things but no use please help me ?

Dear dr. How reduce acne scar on face? I try many things but no use please help me ?

Improve not remove: First consult with your dermatologist to learn how to best control your outbreaks and prevent future scarring. Once under control treating existing scars may involve multimodal therapy with make-up, skin care, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, skin needling, bleaching, laser, scar revision, grafting, excision, fat transfer and more. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why some people's acne scars turn into indentations on the face?

Can you please explain why some people's acne scars turn into indentations on the face?

Icepick scars: Indentations secondary to acne are due to contracture of the scar tissues and occurs during the latter part of the healing from getting an infection. ...Read more

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I have acne problem...so i want help in making my face clean...help...i also want help in removing my acne scars..

I have acne problem...so i want help in making my face clean...help...i also want help in removing my acne scars..

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. For scars see dermatology. ...Read more

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How can i treat acne scars and marks. The acne becomes black over time if i dont poke it out. When i poke it out it comes out like a black head.

How can i treat acne scars and marks. The acne becomes black over time if i dont poke it out. When i poke it out it comes out like a black head.

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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What is an effective way to reduce the recurring acne scars on my face?

What is an effective way to reduce the recurring acne scars on my face?

Control break outs: The acne process needs to be under control in order to keep from recreating additional scarring. Help from a qualified physician is primary. Treatment with either fractionated lasers or ablative lasers for more severe cases vs chemical peels and microdeabrasion for more superficial situations can be helpful. Your coloration will help guide the proper tx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

See below: You may see a cosmetic dermatologist. Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-scars#1
Please note that scars do fade with time.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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