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Does Tretinoin Help Acne Scars
Not for scars: I'm glad to see that your acne is finally being treated appropriately and am sorry you ended up with scars because of treatment delay. When your acne self-cures, as it will eventually, if you want the scars less visible then a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Thanks for writing. ...Read more
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
After using tretinoin my acne got better but it leave a scar can I use hydroquinone for my acne scar? Or anything good for acne scar?
Since I'm on tretinoin cream which speeds up your cell turnover rate, would getting gylcolic peels for acne scars actually work faster?
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
I was wondering if it would be ok if I take apetamin syrup for weight gain while I am using tretinoin topical cream to help treat my acne scars.
Has nothing to do with the other
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I have super oily skin. I keep getting acne. Have a lot of acne scars on my face. Started using clindamycin and benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 2.5%. Shd I start tretinoin?
I say yes: When it has scarred you like this, it is severe and I am sorry you did not receive appropriate treatment earlier ...Read more
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
I have acne scars, a few of them and I get pimples on and off. Was advised tretenoin, and doxy. Have been suggested mandelic peel. M not sure if I shd.
Discuss with dermato: Mandelic peel rejuvenates the skin, makes it smooth it is good exfoliant. Itmay help you. You can discuss with dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm on week 3 of tretinon and my face is all gross. I had mild acne but now my face looks like connect the dots with acne scars. What should I do?
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
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.
What can I use to remove acne scars on my forehead? Dermatologist put me on Zineryt & Retin A cream for 2 yrs but scars still there. I’m currently using Eucerin Cleanser, toner and moisturizer as recommended by my Dermatologist.
Acne scars: Depends on what they look like, how deep they are and how big an area you are talking about. Subtle treatments include microdermabrasion and chemical peels. More aggressive treatments can be done with Erbium or fractionated CO2 lasers. Sometimes, ice pick, deep scars can benefit from cutaneous fillers like Radiesse or Juvederm. See an ENT facial plastic surgeon or general plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I'm getting extra strength enzyme peels for acne scars. 1 doctor told me these won't work so I'm confused. If they do work, how many should I need?
Does Mederma clog pores? I want to use it for acne scars and I don't want it to clog and cause more pimples. Thanks!
I don't have very many pimples, but I have a ton of acne scars! What are your best tips/suggestions on how to get rid of them?
Seek Dermatologist: There are several types of acne scars which extend from deep pits, the depressed atrophic scars and thick more raised boxcar type scars. There are several modalities to treat them from chemical peels to fractional co2 laser resurfacing and pulse dye lasers. Treatment depends on the type of scar. See a dermatologic surgeron who specializes in this area. ...Read more
How to get rid blackheads and some acnes? I've redish acne scar, can't make it fade, help? And anyone who know about nigella sativa (habbatus sauda)?
I did eribium laser for my acne scars I got more scars. I don't want to go for laser treatments. I want to do dermabraison for my acne scars. Helpful?
I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.
Many options: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Skin blemishes can be caused by many different things, including dry skin, irritated skin, and acne (just to name a few). It is very difficult to give you a good recommendation without a full history and physical. I suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there a big difference between uneven skin tone hyperpigmention? I have acne scar for a year that don't go away can it be because of one of those?
Protect and correct: Often individuals who have uneven skin tone, may be prone to other pigmentation irregularities. Most of us can develop hyper pigmentation post-trauma. I always advise careful protection of a newly healing area, to avoid hyper pigmentation. Acne scars can indeed hyper pigment if not protected from the sun. Some may also need tretinoin and Hydroquinone. ...Read more
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
I've been using tretinoin 0.05 for 2 weeks still out of new acne and scars are still the same I didn't feel a lot of changes, should I increase the dose?
Possibly. .. but: Not on your own.... Call your dermatologist to discuss options and to understand side effects associated with increase doses. ...Read more
I have been having acne on my cheeks. Big bumps and I have a lot of acne scars on my cheeks that are real dark. Because of the scars and acne it has caused me to be insecure in my relationship and my boyfriend doesn't like it. Can someone help me with my
Yes: You will want to see a specialist in person to help you with prescriptions and/or procedures to solve your problems. It can definitely be helped with the right combination of treatments. It is something we are able to help patients with daily so don't lose hope! ...Read more
I don't have money to see a dermatologist or insurance for my acne scars or acne troubled skin. What could I do?
See derm residency: You may want to look for a dermatolgy residency program, often asssociated with a university hospital. Here, the docs are in training and often accept patients without insurrance. The residents are not fully licensed dermatologists, but they are under supervision of one or more dermatologits in the program. Also, many docs will work with you on a payment plan etc...Good luck to you. ...Read more
Do you recommend scaraway scar diminishing serum for acne scars on face? I have one slightly depressed scar. I know scars can't be fully healed
Therapist said active deepfx laser is non ablative and better than ablative co2 fraxel for deep acne scars. Is this true? Wouldn't ablative be better?
Can radiesse (dermal fillers) improve deep acne scars? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I don't really need filler in my cheeks, but I wouldn't mind them being a little plumper. What i'd really like is if it would make my scars less noticeable..
Radiesse (dermal fillers): Radiesse (dermal fillers) may not be the best filler for your acne scars. Since the material is calcium based, it maybe too hard for your cheeks. I will suggest to use prevelle or juvederm ultra xc, they are hyaluroic acid base injectable, they are much softer than radiesse; they should give you a better result. In addition, not all acne scars are the same and you should differentiate between dermal (skin) and sub dermal (under the skin) components. The treatment options are quite different between the two types of acne scar. If you are not sure please spend the time to consult with a plastic surgeon so you get the appropriate treatment. Good luck! ...Read more