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How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

Not on your own: I am sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been. A specialist can use a filler, laser or microsurgery. Some Hollywood leading men like Jet Li kept their scars to look tough. Nothing you can do at home will work. Best wishes.

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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What is a quick way to get rid of acne scars on my face?

What is a quick way to get rid of acne scars on my face?

No easy fix: Treatment varies according to the subtype of acne scars and the patient's skin type (pigmentation). Fractionated lasers (e.g. Fraxel) are effective in all but the darkest skin types. Filling agents benefit deperessed scars caused by loss of subcutaneous fat, while a facelift benefits patients with both acne scars and loose, inelastic skin. Vascular lasers can reduce any associated skin redness.

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Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

No: It's shiny and may make them less visible, but it won't touch them in the long-run. I'm really sorry that you ended up with acne scars. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable with scientific medicine. Today's practitioners use fillers, microsurgery and lasers with fair results.

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How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

Subspecialist: A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can make them less visible using a filler, laser, or microsurgery. I'm sorry you ended up with scars because your acne was not treated appropriately in the first place. If you look closely, several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice.

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How do I get rid of acne scars and acne on my face as well as a bump on my upper lip that I never had before? Help plzz..

How do I get rid of acne scars and acne on my face as well as a bump on my upper lip that I never had before? Help plzz..

Get serious about Rx: You're an adult now and you need to insist on scientific management of your acne. I'm sorry it was neglected when you were a teen, and your scars can be made less noticeable only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The lump also needs to be seen. Topical benzoyl peroxide, plus whatever else prescription-strength is required; your family physician can advise you.

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Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Acne meds: Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring. Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne.

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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options.

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What's the best facial wash and shower foam to get rid of acne and prevent it? And what is good for acne scar? I tried so many and nothing works.

What's the best facial wash and shower foam to get rid of acne and prevent it? And what is good for acne scar? I tried so many and nothing works.

Acne: One facial wash is called Plexion Cleanser. However, facial washes by themselves are usually not that affective at treating acne. You would need other topical medication like Ziana or Epiduo.

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How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required.

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Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery.

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How can I get rid of acne and dark acne scars on my face and back? I am african but have light skin so the marks are very noticeable. Need help!

How can I get rid of acne and dark acne scars on my face and back? I am african but have light skin so the marks are very noticeable. Need help!

Serious rx: Acne on your trunk is going to require both topical and systemic Rx. The latter is available only by prescription. Control you active disease, and let the hyperpigmentation fade on its own. I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to now; it will be hard work keeping it at bay but you'll be glad. If you are offered isotretinoin, consider taking it despite all the fear-stories.

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How can I get rid of the acne scar on face?

Depends: Really depends on what your acne scars look like and what the status of your acne is currently. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a consultation. There are medical grade products that can help tremendously. Stubborn scars can be treated with peels, lasers, surgery, or even fillers and fat grafting

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How can I get rid of dark acne scars on face?

How can I get rid of dark acne scars on face?

Bleach: These self-cure in a month or two, but you can speed this with a hydroquinone bleach. Don't overdo it or you'll end up with a mess. Best wishes.

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How do I get rid of persistent acne and a face with acne scars?

How do I get rid of persistent acne and a face with acne scars?

Good preventive skin: Follow good healthy regiment for facial skin care, salicylic acid cleanser and toner twice a day...And bpo solution. If still persist see a dermatologist or a medical aesthetician acne scar depends on the depth and severity, consult a plastic surgeon.

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How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

Facial Acne Scars: The acne should be under good control without any active acne lesions prior to treatment of scars. Acne scars may be improved by dermabrasion, laser treatments or surgical scar revision depending on the type of scar. Consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn about options.

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How can I get rid of my facial acne scars?

How can I get rid of my facial acne scars?

Combination therapy: There is no way to definitively remove acne scars. All techniques available can reduce the appearance of acne scars. These include: cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion and laser. Subcision and filler, prp and other techniques can also play a role. Most therapies involve a combination to work syngergistically to improve overall appearance.

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How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first.

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How do I get rid of my face acne scars? ...They are a year old!

How do I get rid of my face acne scars? ...They are a year old!

Fractionated laser: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results.

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How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face? Any medicine or home remedie?

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face? Any medicine or home remedie?

No home remedies: See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. For pitted scars fractional laser resurfacing works best in my opinion. Red or brown scars that are flat (not pitted) may be treated with prescription creams or ipl.

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