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What is an effective way to treat pimple scars?

What is an effective way to treat pimple scars?

Lots of ways to help: But nothing can cure or remove. Keeping skin hydrated, using glycolic acid products, retin-a, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can all help. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon for assistance. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Is there an effective pimple scars removal treatment?

Maybe: Scars are permanent, but can be made less apparent. If someone has deep pitting from acne, then dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that can help, not to be confused with microdermabrasion which really doesn't do anything. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for pimple scars?

What is the most effective treatment for pimple scars?

Difficult: resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Dermadbrasion and possibly the dermapen can reduce the scars to a lesser degree ...Read more

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I get pimples before my periods..And they do not go away. Also the scars still remain for months now. Can u please suggest effective medication?

I get pimples before my periods..And they do not go away. Also the scars still remain for months now. Can u please suggest effective medication?

Scarring acne: If acne is leaving scars, it needs to be treated with oral medications that can be prescribed by your dermatologist. Unfortunately there are no over the counter medications that will help acne with scarring. It's also important not to squeeze acne as it can worsen the scarring. ...Read more

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Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?

Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?

Scar Away works !: I am not impressed with Mederma for scar improvement. I recommend Scar Away and other Silicone based scar treatments. They work by creating a hydrostatic charge at the top of the skin to help align fibroblasts and collagen . They really work. we use them in plastic surgery and they are available over the counter. ...Read more

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How do I treat my pimple scar?

How do I treat my pimple scar?

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 you remove pimple scars?

How can you remove pimple scars?

Various ways: First, make sure your acne is being treated so as to not produce new scars! red or brown marks can be faded with lasers and/or topical fading creams. Many depressed acne scars can improve with laser treatments (such as ablative or non ablative fractional resurfacing treatments). Deep scars may need to be untethered (subcision) or actually cut out (excised). ...Read more

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How would i remove pimple scars?

How would i remove pimple scars?

Dermabrasion: Removing the superficial layers of shin can improve acne scaring, consult a dermatologist for their opinion. ...Read more

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How can I remove my pimple scars?

How can I remove my pimple scars?

A dermatologist: One's primary care doctor can refer to a dermatologist, who can examine the old scars to see what can be done. Some techniques include chemical peels to smooth out tiny defects, dermabrasion to sand the skin to become more even, and injecting fillers into some spots. Different dermatologists may use different methods, so it is fine to get opinions from two dermatologists. ...Read more

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How can you remove of pimple scars?

How can you remove of pimple scars?

Resurfacing: You can reduce the appearance of pimple scars with laser skin resurfacing or dermabrasion. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can help also. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimple scars?

What can I do to treat pimple scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Do pimple scars go away on their own?

Do pimple scars go away on their own?

Yes: Over a period of months to years they will become less conspicuous, especially on the face. Future appearance depends on how deep they are & how dark. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

None effective: Scarring from acne reflects a probem deep in the skin, in the dermis. Topical creams tend not to affect changes in the deep layer of skin. There are medically applied resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy and chemical peels that will lessen the scars. Nothing has been shown to totally remove the scars. Special make-up created to cover scars isaffordable and cosmetically appealing. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure pimple scars?

Prevent: The best thing to do is treat any ongoing acne to prevent further scarring. Treatment for existing scar is varied and depends on what the scars look like. Options are dermabraision, laser peels, fillers, sometimes exscision of deep "ice pick" scars. Consult a plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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If I pop my pimple, will it scar forever?

Yes: Popping a pimple may cause a scar. Whether it is lifelong or for a few years is unknown. When you pop a pimple, you are disrupting the natural skin architecture. The cause of the pimple is a clogged oil gland in the skin but you destroy that entire area of the skin by popping. ...Read more

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What can I do about a big pimple scar fast?

What can I do about a big pimple scar fast?

Makeup: Scars take time to heal. Topical therapy including hydrocortizone, retin a, (tretinoin) and possibly Minocycline may be indicated. Massaging scars with some mild heat may also enhance healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pimple scars to go away?

How long does it take for pimple scars to go away?

Depends: If true scarring has occurred, they may never disappear. However with excellent healing they are typically not very conspicuous. In the meantime do not pick and keep wounds clean. ...Read more

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What can I do about a black scar left by a pimple?

What can I do about a black scar left by a pimple?

Pigment? Blood?: Treatment depends on what is causing the black pigment. If it is dried blood, then simple washing with half strength peroxide will eliminate the pigment or scab. If it is due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, mild steroids such as a 1% Hydrocortisone and salicylic acid may help but time may be your greatest friend. Avoid sun exposure to the area. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more