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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment work for acne?

Could laser treatment work for acne?

Scars: Lasers are best for certain types of deep scar after acne has healed. If your disease is active, it's better managed using medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective?

Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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What are home treatments for acne craters?

What are home treatments for acne craters?

It depends on the craters: Are these mountains or are these molehills? If you have severe scarring acting you are going to end up needing a dermatologist for dermabrasion. If you just have bad acne with some cysts and scarring you may do well with a antibiotic and some over-the-counter medication such as benzyl peroxide. It really depends on what it looks like ...Read more

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How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

How effective is laser resurfacing for acne?

Wrong choice: Laser resurfacing fixes acne scars, not acne. For acne scars, it can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but it works well. Other lasers and ipl devices can be used to treat acne. The procedures are not the same or even similar. If somebody tells you that a single treatment will do both, run away. ...Read more

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Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Yes, very effective: The Fraxel Dual offers two lasers: one to target the surface for tone and texture and one to target deeper layers to treat fine lines and acne scarring. Results can be seen immediately but will improve for the following 3-6 months ...Read more

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Is there any laser treatment for acne scars?

Is there any laser treatment for acne scars?

Many: There are many lasers: noninvasive and invasive. Noninvasive lasers help with discolorations (ipl, ktp, nd:yag, alex, ruby, pulsed dye, diode) or collagen remodeling (thermage, titan). Invasive lasers include co2, fractional co2 (activefx, deepfx, totalfx, repair), erbium, fraxel, ematrix. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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How effective is microdermabrasion for acne scars?

How effective is microdermabrasion for acne scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include laser, microderm, or subscision. ...Read more

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Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Acne scar revision: There are many therapies used in acne scar revision, and none is the best. Your scars will be evaluated and classified. A unified approach with multiple therapies will be outlined. Improvement, not perfection, is the goal. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

None effective: Scarring from acne reflects a probem deep in the skin, in the dermis. Topical creams tend not to affect changes in the deep layer of skin. There are medically applied resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy and chemical peels that will lessen the scars. Nothing has been shown to totally remove the scars. Special make-up created to cover scars isaffordable and cosmetically appealing. ...Read more

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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Exfoliation: Part of the development of acne is a clogging of the pores with abnormal cornification of the skin. THe sebum gets clogged and ultimately infected. Most lasers shed the outer layer of skin and help clear the pores. Some also harm the bacteria causing the acne itself ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Acne laser treatment: There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars. Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read more

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I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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My sister (17y) is experiencing Acne since puberty. Various doctors gave acne treatment creams. No difference so far. What's the best treatment and remedy you advice? What about Laser Acne Treatments? So far there's no significant improvement.

My sister (17y) is experiencing Acne since puberty. Various doctors gave acne treatment creams. No difference so far. What's the best treatment and remedy you advice? What about Laser Acne Treatments? So far there's no significant improvement.

Lots of options: After working with one's primary care doctor and a dermatologist, a patient will have gone through several types of medications and can fine a combination of drugs that work for her. Options include gels or creams such as: benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, erythromycin, retinoids, dapsone, etc...; and oral drugs such as: erythromycin, tetracycline, retinoids, combination hormones (OCPs), etc... ...Read more

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What's the most effective home acne treatment?

What's the most effective home acne treatment?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best that's over the counter but not nearly so helpful as something as simple as topical Clindamycin with or without BP or a retinoic acid derivative -- i'll use the latter if there are many blackheads. If your acne is worse, a systemic antibiotic can help, and a dermatologist can use the big guns. You shouldn't need to rely on a home remedy even in our loony health care system. ...Read more

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What is the most effective type of home acne treatment?

What is the most effective type of home acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Red marks: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. Irritated skin will need makeup: coverup/touchup cream if a perfect complexion is needed instantly. ...Read more

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I recently stopped my retin-a acne treatment after several years. I've been 98% clear for nearly two months now. Is it safe to assume I'm home free?

I recently stopped my retin-a acne treatment after several years. I've been 98% clear for nearly two months now. Is it safe to assume I'm home free?

Maybe: Many assume that acne ends after the teen years but some will have recurring problems well into their mid thirties or later. You need to pay attention to your skin daily & re-institute your routine if you start to see recurrence. We can hope this is behind you but don't assume so, you can stop a worrisome outbreak if you stay on top of things. ...Read more

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I've used proactive and neutrogena acne treatment but my acne never really goes away, is there a home remedy that works and will clear my face fast?

Avoid dairy: This us bit guaranteed to work, but some people develop acne in response to milk and cheese. Try stopping it for a month to see if your acne improves. ...Read more

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Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Not likely useful: I have seen many of these products advertised in the skymall magazine and other miscellaneous infomercials and shopping networks but I am quite skeptical about their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more

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I got acne on my forehead and i don't have the money to get laser treatment so is there home remedies that work?

I got acne on my forehead and i don't have the money to get laser treatment so is there home remedies that work?

Benzoyl peroxide: Laser treatment is for extreme cases. You owe it to yourself to start using topical benzyl peroxide as you can tolerate. If this hasn't cleared you in two weeks, find a free clinical where a sympathetic physician will give you an inexpensive script for something like tetracycline, which addded to the BP should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What was the most effective acne treatment?

Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

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Please describe a good acne treatment brand?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your first line of treatment. If you do not have a good result in two weeks, get with your personal physician. It can be managed but not cured. Acne is a serious personal and professional liabilty, and is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. Do what you need to. ...Read more

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What would happen if you stop using the exposed acne treatment?

You will save money: You could taper slowly. Look for the ingredients found in the product to determine if it is actually a good product. Avoid parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils etc. ...Read more

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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


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