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Does tazorac (tazarotene) help with acne scars?

Does tazorac (tazarotene) help with acne scars?

See below: Tazorac (tazarotene) does not treat acne scarring. It is a topical retinoid similar to, but more potent that retin-a. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakouts as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months. ...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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Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate them, or are indifferent, or let their partner decide. You have a choice. Laser therapy and fillers are used by dermatologists with much success. ...Read more

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Will tazorac (tazarotene) cream help me with acne scars?

Will tazorac (tazarotene) cream help me with acne scars?

Probably not: It is an exfoliant but not enough to erase scars. It is more for active acne and its control. ...Read more

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How long does it take retin-a micro to clear acne scars?

How long does it take retin-a micro to clear acne scars?

See below: Retin-a mirco does not treat acne scarring. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakout as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne lesions. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months. ...Read more

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If I use proactive dark spot corrector and retin a (tretinoin) 0.25 can it help with my acne scars?

If I use proactive dark spot corrector and retin a (tretinoin) 0.25 can it help with my acne scars?

No: Neither will touch actual depressed scars, not can anything else. At best, you can hide your hyperpigmented lesions and even this is likely not to be very successful. Get your active disease under control, and if you wish, get seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can deal with the scars using a filler, laser or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Is retin a (tretinoin) cream is works better for acne scars on face?

Is retin a (tretinoin) cream is works better for acne scars on face?

Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can do laser, filler, or microsurgery. Several Hollywood male stars have kept their scars for "tough guy" roles, and depending on your self-concept, they may be a plus. ...Read more

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What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar? Any creams? Peels? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks

What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar? Any creams? Peels? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks

Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. ...Read more

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Does retin-a micro help treat a slightly depressed red acne scar? I've been on it for 10 weeks but no improvement in skin tone except for breakouts.

Does retin-a micro help treat a slightly depressed red acne scar? I've been on it for 10 weeks but no improvement in skin tone except for breakouts.

No: As you have experienced, retin a (tretinoin) van provide many benefits. Unfortunately scar eradication is not one of those benefits. Laser treatments or excision and grafting (depending upon the issue) might be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there something to help with acne scars?

Is there something to help with acne scars?

Yes: acne scars are an annoying reminder of the blemishes you finally got rid of. There are creams a doctor prescribes to put on skin that may help (like vitamin a or retinoid creams). laser therapy, fillers, and dermabrasion are other options that can also be effective, if more expensive. Often, depending on the scar (darker color vs pitting), the scars will fade with time. ...Read more

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Can calomine lotion help with acne scars?

Can calomine lotion help with acne scars?

No: Calamine lotion is just a soothing agent that helps with itchiness. It won't do anything for the acne. ...Read more

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Help can benzamycin gel help with acne scars?

Help can benzamycin gel help with acne scars?

No: This is to prevent or shorten the duration of a acne lesion. They will not have an effect on the already formed scars. However by clearing an acne lesion quickly you will sharply reduce the risk of a new scar forming from that acne lesion ...Read more

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Does solodyn (minocycline) help with acne scars?

Does solodyn (minocycline) help with acne scars?

Maybe: Often a skins reaction can lead to local swelling which may make the skin look better. But a lasting impact is hard to get with topical creams. ...Read more

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Could I get help with acne scars/hyperpigmentation!?

Could I get help with acne scars/hyperpigmentation!?

Combo treatments: Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation often occur together. Once the inflammatory acne is under control, topical 2% salicylic acid can conditions skin and reduce pigmentation. Microabrasion with claisonic brush, medical grade microdermabrasion, micro needling, or stronger chemical peels are options to discuss with a specialist. E-matrix and fraxel lasers can also help. ...Read more

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Does drinking plenty of plain fluids help with acne/scars?

Does drinking plenty of plain fluids help with acne/scars?

No: I'm sorry somebody gave you this misinformation, and even sorrier that you acne has not been managed so you ended up with scars. You're a grown man now, and you can get some topical benzoyl peroxide to use as tolerable; if you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician and ask for Rx that will clear you. Ignore all the "pop" claims. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin gel help with acne scars and pores?

Does clindamycin gel help with acne scars and pores?

Clindamycin: It is unlikely that this will change either the scarring or the enlarged pores. See a dermatologist and they can advise you about methods by which this can be improved. ...Read more

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What would help with acne scars? I suffered from a terrible acne phase and now I'm left with a ton of acne scars

What would help with acne scars? I suffered from a terrible acne phase and now I'm left with a ton of acne scars

Thickness: Depends on the thickness of acne scars and pigmentation if any. Some types of lasers can help to reduce the thickness and I have found Elure cream to be helpful with the level of pigmentation. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if I were to put it on my face?

Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if I were to put it on my face?

Not advised: Vit d in a capsule is not prepared for use on the skin. Vit d by mouth may help acne especially if you're lacking in vit d. There are vit d preparations for skin application but I'm not aware of their usefulness in acne. A dermatologist could be consulted. ...Read more

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How to clear up acne scar?

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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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

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Product to remove acne scars?

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

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How to make acne scar disappear?

Fraxel for acne scar: Fractionated carbon dioxide laser (one trade name is fraxel) works well for acne scarring. You will never be 100% smooth, but it does improve the scarring by about 50%. You may also need more than one treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for acne scars?

What can be done for acne scars?

Combination therapy: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. ...Read more

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Does dermonu work for acne scars?

Does dermonu work for acne scars?

?????: There are no studies on this product. I could only find ads in spanish. They seem to work by peeling just like chemical peels so I have no reason to believe it would be really effective. You would be better off seeing your dr or medical esthetician for medical grade peels just for you! ...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