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Doctor insights on: Facial Treatments For Acne Scars

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Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin?

Yes: People should generally put sunscreen on any scar on the face with an spf of 30 or greater to reduce color changes in the scar for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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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

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

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Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

Can you get laser treatment for acne scars on your face?

Acne scar options: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sunken face with acne, scars and dark circles?

What is the best treatment for sunken face with acne, scars and dark circles?

Laser and Filler: With acne scars (textural issue) and sunken face (volume issue), i like to approach the texture issue first. The acne scars can be addressed by fractional ablation laser, or full ablation, or excision if more severe scarring is present. Once texture is address, the volume issue can be addressed by filler or collagen stimulant injections. Hyaluronic acid for the tear trough to help with the eyes. ...Read more

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What types of treatments can lift up indented acne scars (such as instant face lift)?

What types of treatments can lift up indented acne scars (such as instant face lift)?

Acne scars: Any face-lifting or tightening procedure will improve the appearance of acne scars. I would suggest a simple pre-auricular mini-lift under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How much laser treatment for acne scar in usa? Because I have lots of acne scar black color i feel ugly of this scar. I want clear face

How much laser treatment for acne scar in usa? Because I have lots of acne scar black color i feel ugly of this scar. I want clear face

Not really: You can produce improvements in the scars but you cannot laser them off. Costs will vary and multiple sessions will likely be required with a total cost ranging from 1000-15, 000 usd. Expect improvements but not complete eradication of scarring. ...Read more

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I am having low to moderate acne on my face & back. With rown complexion & some acne scars. Please advice medicines & topical treatment for fair skin?

I am having low to moderate acne on my face & back. With rown complexion & some acne scars.
Please advice medicines & topical treatment for fair skin?

Get real Rx: If it's on your back, you'll probably need both topical treatment (consider benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative), plus a sytemic antibiotic or one of the big guns that only a dermatologist can write for. Some acne scars give a man character, but this should be a choice; this is the 21st century & all acne can be managed scientifically. ...Read more

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Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Will it take more than one laser acne scar treatment to diminish the scars on my face?

Depends on modality: Laser treatments for acne can only soften the scars, but do not completely erase them. The non invasive lasers build collagen slowly, take multiple procedures and are costly. The more invasive treatments (ablative fractional resurfacing or full face ablative laser resurfacing with co2 or erbium laser) has both the abrasion affect as well as the collagen building benefit, but more down time. ...Read more

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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. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more