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Does Steaming Your Face Help Acne Scars
No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Medications that contain a retinoid (such as adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene) have a powerful effect on preventing acne lesions, but also help smooth scarring and lighten marks (hyperpigmented areas) left by pimples. It can be a slow process, but little by little this medication should help. ...Read more
Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Acne scars are full thickness injuries to the skin. Massage can provide some improvement acutely, so the washing action may help a little. There are many ways to treat acne scars, because there are many types of acne scars. None of the treatments are perfect, but, when selected appropriately, can provide some improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can't: The product does not intend to do away scars. ...Read more
Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No they won't: If you've already got scarring from acne, then your disease -- which is chronic, serious, and non-lifestyle-related -- wasn't managed as it should have been. You have my sympathy. If benzoyl peroxide fails, a scientific physician can clear it up in a short time. This is the 21st century. Please get seen. A dermatologist can deal with the scars later. ...Read more
Yes: Microneedling is a procedure in which tiny needle pricks are used to stimulate collagen production. Several published studies have shown that it is effective for certain types of acne scars, especially when combined with Vit. C or plate-rich plasma. Microneedling is also effective for fine wrinkles. This procedure should be done at a doctor’s office to decrease risk of scarring and infection. ...Read more
Best products for acne scars or pigmentation that does not clog pores? (not prescription) Help please!
No: I'm really sorry that your acne isn't already being treated scientifically and that people are giving you bad advice. It is unrelated to lifestyle, hygiene, diet or anything else. Get yourself some topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully and you'll probably be clear in a few weeks. If not, you'll need prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more
Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse. ...Read more
NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
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