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How do I get rid of acne scars ?

How do I get rid of acne scars ?

Multiple option: 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." scar excision/revision, injectable fillers/fat, subcision, laser, chem peel, dermabrasion, etc. Many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: See your dermatologist about using dermabrasion to get rid of your acne scars. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can i get rid of acne scars?

How can i get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: A dermatologist can evaluate your scars but in general you can reduce their appearance with using sunscreen and with time they may fade a bit. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of acne scars?

How can you get rid of acne scars?

Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less visible. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring instead of having your acne traeted effectively in the first place. Keep in mind that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars? Thanks!

How can I get rid of acne scars? Thanks!

You can't: You can, however improve them by various means: excision, dermabrasion, injection of fillers, lasers, etc. ...Read more

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In what way can I get rid of acne scars?

In what way can I get rid of acne scars?

Subspecialist care: Nothing can remove acne scars, but they can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon using dermabrasion, filler injection, laser or microsurgery. I'm sorry you acne wasn't managed as it should have been. However, several hollywood male leads have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. You have a choice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to get rid of acne scars?

Ultimate method to get rid of acne scars?

Improve not remove: 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 in meantime avoid sun, consider silicone gel with sunblock, and stop tobacco use. ...Read more

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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more