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Heal Acne Scars Fast
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
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. Subsequent to that scars may require peels, lasers, resurfacing, dermabrasion, fillers or fast injection, excision, flaps, . ...Read more
Scars not so fast: Before you deal witht the scars you should have the acne under control. Treatment for acne scars include fillers, abrasion, mechanical or laser and if deep scars, undermining with fat injected. The skin discoloration can be dealt with ablative technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: It is possible to get great results, but normally it is about 30-50% improved. One of the most important things is not to promise better results than we can obtain. It is called "realistic expectations". It is difficult to achieve perfection since the skin is already damaged and will not return to 100% normal. ...Read more
I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?
Do acne scars from picking skin eventually heal over time if stops picking? How long approx if so? Thanks Dr!
Acne scars: Old acne scars which have been inflamed will eventually return to normal skin tone providing they don't get aggravated by picking or irritating facial products (they will generally turn red, then brown prior to fading to normal color and this can take weeks). Minimize new pimples from developing by using hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers, benzoyl peroxide, and staying well hydrated. ...Read more