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What causes acne scars to heal so slowly?

What causes acne scars to heal so slowly?

Inflammation: The inflammatory response associated with them results in prolonged healing times. Can see dermatologist / asthetician / cosmetic surgeon for help in expediting process. ...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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Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

Can acne scars fully heal back to the perfect skin you had before?

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

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I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

GCA Peels: I usually do 1 treatment a week for 6 weeks and then take a break for a month. Since acne is an ongoing problem, the new scars keep coming. ...Read more

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Do acne scars from picking skin eventually heal over time if stops picking? How long approx if so? Thanks Dr!

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

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I'm getting 50% Gylcolic peels to clear acne scars. Assuming they can all heal, how many peels would I need to replace all skin layers?

I'm getting 50% Gylcolic peels to clear acne scars. Assuming they can all heal, how many peels would I need to replace all skin layers?

Never happens: A properly performed glycolic acid peek should be partial thickness. It should never replace all layers because it should not penetrate to the deep dermis. ...Read more

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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

Does epiduo heal acne scars?

I have no experience: Commercial, over the counter, products have varying results- I have no experience with this product. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase collagen, heal acne scars?

What to do if I have an increase collagen, heal acne scars?

Can't do it yourself: I'm sorry if someone has misled you. You're not going to heal your own acne scars. I'm sorry you ended up with these in the first place. Your choices are to keep them -- like several Hollywood male leads who like the "tough guy" look -- or get a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to use a filler, microsurgery, or laser. ...Read more

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Why do some doctors say acne scars will take months to heal? I have had acne scars and they heal within a month but not many months.

Depends on...: Depth of scar. Some pimples scar into deep tissue - may leave permanent scar. Severe acne often does this. Smaller, less deep pimples generally dont scar. ...Read more

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How can I heal acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

How can I heal acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

Specialist consult: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly and you ended up with these lesions. Trying to bleach hyperpigmented lesions will probably just make things worse. They fade eventually. Scars can be treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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