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How can I remove acne scars fast. I have only five days for job interview. Also suggest home remedy because my dermatologist failed to cure these scar?

How can I remove acne scars fast. I have only five days for job interview. Also suggest home remedy because my dermatologist failed to cure these scar?

I hope it worked: Acne is a grave personal and professional liability and I'm really sorry that yours was neglected during your teenaged years. You need to forget about a home remedy or even a quick fix from a dermatologist. Managing severe acne scars is a long process and the results are never perfect -- for example, Chris Pine (photo) has had a fairly good result but still usually hides his with a short beard. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

Not great: Exfoliation is always good, but its not going to help that much with acne scarring. To really make a difference you need to look at laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

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. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my acne scars?

How would you recommend I cure my acne scars?

Acne scars: Acne scars are tough to treat. There are many treatments that can be done to help including carbon dioxide and fractionated co2 lasers, dermabrasion, subcision of scars, and excision. A good skin care program can augment the results. But you need appropriate expectations since you can, at best, only achieve about a 50% improvement. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure acne scars?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure acne scars?

CO2 Laser: This is considered the gold standard for the treatment of acne scarring at the present time. ...Read more

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What can be done about acne scars at home?

What can be done about acne scars at home?

See a dermatologist: You can't get rid of acne scars at home. Acne scars can be reduced with laser resurfacing or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion). And both of those procedures are done by dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

Do nothing: There is no home remedy to remove acne scars. In fact once you have a scar (no matter from what cause), you will have it for life. As plastic surgeons we are hiding and making them not as noticeable. There is no way to remove the scar completely. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

Not a good idea.: Several options are available, but none can be done at home. The most effective treatment, in my opinion, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them less visible. Find a dermatologist who has done lots and lots of them; you don't want a beginner doing this procedure. And you don't want to try it at home. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

SPF & Hydroquinone: After the pimple goes away, it can leave a blemish called pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) The inflammation causes the pigment cells to make too much pigment. Sun exposure can make it worse, so a good physical uv sunblock will helps it from getting darker. A skin lightener would be needed to fade the pigment. Hydroquinone 4% is known to work, but requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for fading acne scars?

Scar massage: Once the inflammation phase is over and you are just left with a pink scar, you can massage scars to make them fade away faster. You can also use topical silicone gel (new gel). ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Can't be done: Depressed scars can only be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. Hyperpigmented scars may respond to a hydroquinone bleach but you risk disfiguring yourself. Red marks where lesions are healing can't be made to fade and they need to be red because their new vessels promoting healing. Best is to treat your acne aggressively & prevent new lesions. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne scars, home remedies?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne scars, home remedies?

Acne scars: I don't know of any home remedy but carbon dioxide laser treatment is useful! ...Read more

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How can you fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How can you fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Safe home remedies: The following agents can be used at home for the amelioration of acne scarring: apple cider vinegar, baking soda, cucumbers, ice, lemon juice, and olive oil. Each of these agents may be applied to the affected areas for ~15 minutes, to be followed by rinsing with tap water.

Medical intervention would possibly include: dermabrasion, laser therapy, scar revision, and tissue fillers. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies I could use for open acne scars?

Can you suggest some home remedies I could use for open acne scars?

Excellent wound care: Good home remedy of a scar begns with excellent and meticulous care of the initial wound causing the scar. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good things to use to cure acne and acne scars?

Could you tell me what are good things to use to cure acne and acne scars?

Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more

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Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Not if it's only BP: If only active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, I wouldn't expect it to help scars. Best topicals for acne scars usually retinoids, like tretinoin, adapalene tazarotene. These products require a prescription. ...Read more

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What products can I use to cure red acne scars?

What products can I use to cure red acne scars?

Skin treatments vary: Acne scars vary from shallow hollows to deep pits and treatments vary. Prevention of further outbreaks will help minimize further scarring and you should talk to your physician for treatment options. A good skin care regimen will help to minimize the appearance, but does not erase the scars. There are non-invasive and invasive surgical options available from cool lasers to fractional or coz. ...Read more

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Acne scars stressing me out. How do I cure them?

Acne scars stressing me out. How do I cure them?

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. ...Read more

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Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Improve Acne Scars: I do not know of any effective home-care only ways to reduce acne scars. Products like tretinoin and lightening agents can be used to reduce textural and pigment irregularities that are seen with acne breakouts. For acne scars, medium depth peels, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion are effective modalities to improve scarring, depending on extent of scarring and skin type. ...Read more

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Can there be any effective home remedies that is good for lightening acne scars?

Can there be any effective home remedies that is good for lightening acne scars?

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. ...Read more

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I understand acne scars can't be completely cured but can microdermabrasion actually help make them less visible?

I understand acne scars can't be completely cured but can microdermabrasion actually help make them less visible?

Yes: Absolutely — depends upon how deep they are. The older treatment was microdermabrasion which was effective because it went deeper. The medical community has figured out that a series of microdermabrasion is equivalent to one deep dermabrasion. Remember it can take 10 or more treatments to see some improvement. When in doubt consult your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to get rid of acne scars?

What are home remedies to get rid of acne scars?

Won't work: After acne, the skin may be hyperpigmented, which will fade over the following months and is the best alone, or may have depressed scars, which can be treated only by a specialist dermatologist. I'm sorry your acne was not treated effectively in the first place. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more