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Elocon Cream For Acne Scars
None: No cream would work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Skin lightening: See a dermatologist. Use of retinoic acid may be helpful ...Read more
Acne scars: These can be very difficult problems depending on the depth. I recommend you see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Over the counter creams really provide very little in most instances. ...Read more
Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more
Don't have many spots these days but suffer from small acne scars. What are good creams that you recommend?
I have acne scar but they are not deep they are on the surface is there an cream that can help lighten it? Like Mederma
Not a fan of Mederma: I am not a big advocate of mederma. The active ingredient is allium cepa (onion extract) and there is weak evidence to suggest that this is beneficial but the research behind medierma is some what not convincing. While it will not hurt unless you have a topical allergic reaction, it probably will not help. You are better off to try silastic sheeting or silicone gel + sunblock. ...Read more
Doctors, what best cream o product would you recommend for acne scars? Please help. I have deep scars and I don't want to hide myself anymore.
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. Over the counter skin preparations probably won't give you desired results. ...Read more
Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more
No: Creams do not remove scars.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, but...: Creams won't touch them. A dermatologist can make scars much less visible using abrasion, lasers, or fillers. It is your choice; some hollywood leading men have chosen to keep them for "character". ...Read more
Not reliably: First priority is to treat the acne. Once this is under control, the scars can mature, and hopefully fade. If the scars do not resolve see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for available treatments. There are many, because none are prefect. Bleaching creams, even the best ones, work about 1/3rd of the time with proper, long term use. ...Read more
Neural distraction: Dear bobcat22628: you could pretreat with ice or cryogenic spray or try neural distraction or neural confusion like vibration or moving two-point discrimination. ...Read more
Acne scar: Try using 4 percent. Glycolic acid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello doctors, how much the general success of the acne scars surgery 30% or lower. If there is any cream can help can you tell me which one is better?
Fractional laser: With one or more sessions fractionated laser can achieve 50 per cent or more improvement in depressed acne scars. The sciton joule has a fast healing time of 3 and a half days. The fraxel co2 can achieve slightly better results in a session but has a longer healing time. If the scars are an issue see a dermatologist who performs laser for acne scars. ...Read more
My face is filled with acne and its scars which makes me feel shy to face the public please suggest me a cream which removes acne scars permanently plz?
Acne Scars: There are multiple lasers available that are effective in the improvement of acne scarring. The fraxel laser and the affirm laser are examples of the fractional laser technology which has been shown to be very effective in the treatment and removal of scarring that results from acne or other causes. ...Read more
YES: Safe but not effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars
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I am 18 with acne scars & brown complexion please prescribe generic medicines and creams for spotless and fair skin?
Benzoyl peroxide: Bpo is a good place to start--there are many good over the counter preparations that you can leave on overnight and it will control mild acne. If you have moderate to severe acne, you are probably better off seeing a dermatologist and getting on more potent, prescription medication. The "scarring" you have noticed may be post inflammatory pigment, which will fade over time. ...Read more