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Does vitamin C help in removing acne scars? And how much should I use it and in what quantity?

Does vitamin C help in removing acne scars? And how much should I use it and in what quantity?

No: Nothing can remove a scar. Vitamin c might help reduce scarring in a wound that is healing but it will have no effect on an existing scar. There is no real evidence that vitamin c will help scarring except in people who have a deficiency -and that is rare in the developed world. Scar revision surgery or lasers may help reduce the visibility of scars but they will no remove a scar. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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What is the best vitamin for acne scars?

What is the best vitamin for acne scars?

None.: Oral vitamins do not remove a ne s ars and the data re topical vitamin E is controversial. Depressed scars will improve with time as the redness fades but laser eith fractionated co2, erbium or a yag offer options for permanent improvement in acne scars. ...Read more

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Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?

Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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Can vitamin E help remove acne scars?

Can vitamin E help remove acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

No: Scars are made out of fibrous tissue after an injury. They do not scab over. There must be another explanation for the scabbing process, other than underlying acne scars. ...Read more

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Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

Yes, if deficient: In the usa, it is hihgly unlikely that you will become malnourished due to lack of suffcient viatamins due to the vitamin supplements in most foods. ...Read more

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I've stopped getting acne and was wondering if most of my acne scars would clear up on face with Vitamin E in 2 months by collage they're not big?

I've stopped getting acne and was wondering if most of my acne scars would clear up on face with Vitamin E in 2 months by collage they're not big?

Sun protection: Post acne scars and pigmentation fade with time. The important point is to use a sunblock regularly , maybe reapply 2-3 times a day . In addition wear a wide brimmed hat. A fade cream like low dose Hydroquinone may accelerate the fading process. ...Read more

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Ihave acne scars and i want to know what vitamins i should use.Are vitamin C and a great?should i use them?Whats the name ofthe products that their in

Ihave acne scars and i want to know what vitamins i should use.Are vitamin C and a great?should i use them?Whats the name ofthe products that their in

Acne scars: Chemical peels, when performed by a trained practitioner, may help reduce the appearance of acne scars, but will not eliminate large or deep scarring. Laser therapy may be more effective. Vitamins, although not harmful in normal doses, are likely not going to change the appearance of skin scars significantly. ...Read more

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How good is vitamin E oil at getting rid of acne scars?

Not effective: Acne scars are forever. Vitamin e oil in my experience is not good at treating these scars. The most effective means to treat acne scars (there are 3 types of acne scars) is usually to have skin resurfacing with an instrument called fraxel. You will need several treatments and they aren't cheap, but they are among the most effective and safest ways to treat acne scars. ...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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What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

Consider a better: approach, HFLC, often far more effective. Study: DietDoctor.com. Conversely, LFHC foods are associated with ↑ed incidence of acneform sebacious gland infections & lesions. While Accutane & benzoyl peroxide (in many formulations), tends to calm lesions, for many replacing LFHC foods with HFLC foods ends up far more effective. No evidence the vitamins your taking are effective. Do your own trial. ...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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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

I have no experience: Commercial, over the counter, products have varying results- I have no experience with this product. ...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?

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?

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?

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?

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. 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. 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