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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Pitted Acne Scars

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Please describe a good home remedy for acne scars?

Home remedy acne: The treatment of acne scars depends on the depth, color, and deformity caused by the scars.
Sunscreen, gentle cleanser, and non-comedogenic makeup can help reduce the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or surgical excision may be required to remove scars. ...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


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Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

No: Scars are permanent. They can be revised if bad, and this can be done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product or home remedy to fade acne scars?

You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...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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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 any product or home remedy that is effective in getting rid of acne scars on the face?

No: Anyone telling you otherwise is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can make them less visible using abrasion, lasers, surgery and/or injection. ...Read more

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What drugstore product or home remedy helps clear up your complexion and gets rid of acne scars?

What drugstore product or home remedy helps clear up your complexion and gets rid of acne scars?

No simple solution: While there are many different products that make these claims, there is no one cure for all conditions. Popular mon prescripion ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol preparations. However these can be very drying ad make some conditions worse if not used in combination with appropriate exfoliation and moisturizers. ...Read more

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Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?

Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?

Yes and no: You can use it on your acne scars but it's not going to do anything. Oxy 5 (benzoyl peroxide 5%) is used for treatment of acne (pimples), not acne scars. It also has no effect on the size of pores. The treatment for acne scars and pores is usually laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product I can use to do so?

I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product I can use to do so?

Bleach: The brown, but not the red, marks may respond to a hydroquinone bleach, but be careful and use sparingly. Preventing new lesions using scientific Rx is more important now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do I do with my acne scars n pitt formation on my face. How can I reduce. Any home remedy. Hw many sittings of fraxel laser 4 superficial pitts.

What do I do with my acne scars n pitt formation on my face. How can I reduce. Any home remedy. Hw many sittings of fraxel laser 4 superficial pitts.

Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of acne scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for acne scar/blemish that look so red in my face? Can lemon fruit help?

What's the best home remedy for acne scar/blemish that look so red in my face? Can lemon fruit help?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars

Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars

Dermal Roller: Dermal roller should be performed by a board plastic surgeon or dermatologist certified. It is not without risk of scarring and damage to skin and soft tissues. It can work well in the right hands for improving acne scarring. ...Read more

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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

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What are treatment options for acne scars?

What are treatment options for acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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Which one is best treatment for acne scars?

Which one is best treatment for acne scars?

Several: Choices depending on where scars are and how severe:
fillers
laser
chemical peel
excision
face lift
fraxel
pixel. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

See below: You may see a cosmetic dermatologist. Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-scars#1
Please note that scars do fade with time.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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Have you had laser treatment for acne scars?

Many: It is a common treatment. The co2 fractionated laser is very commonly used for acne scars and does a beautiful job. It entails downtime and requires that you follow instructions carefully. ...Read more

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Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Nothing easy: Even a dermatologist or plastic surgeon cannot remove acne scars. They may be made less visible by laser treatment, dermabrasion, microsurgery or injecting a filler. I'm sorry that your acne was not treated when it should have been, and I hope that you able to get some help. ...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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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. ...Read more

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For very light acne scars, is there a preferred treatment?

For very light acne scars, is there a preferred treatment?

Many options exist!: For mild acne scarring, facial peels, dermabrasion, and laser procedures can all provide improvements. Complete removal is impossible in most cases, but the less severe the scarring, the better the overall improvement. Microdermabrasion will not be helpful, and fractional laser procedures can require multiple sessions to equal one ablative laser resurfacing or dermabrasion degree of improvement. ...Read more

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I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

I have acne scars that need to go. What's the best treatment?

Cannot ELIMINATE!: No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon for best options for you! ...Read more

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Which kind of treatment that is best to use to cure my acne scar?

Which kind of treatment that is best to use to cure my acne scar?

Acne scars: Sometimes called “the laser equivalent to skin needling”, this laser creates light on only a "fraction" on the skin in spots.
Milder than traditional co2 ablative laser; results are less impressive but side effects are also less severe.

About $1000 per procedure
generally 4-5 treatments are needed
scaling and crusting
swelling
post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation a.K.A. Temporary darkening. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for removing back acne scars?

What is the best remedy for removing back acne scars?

Tough deep problem: These are very difficult scars to remove due to the thickness of the skin and depth of the scars. Depending on the problem: raised, depressed, wide, red, dark, etc, a variety of techniques such as microdermabrasion, injections, fillers, pdt, laser, ipl, dermabrasion, grafts, flaps, etc, may be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pimples (Definition)

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