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Home Remedy For Acne Scars Boric Acid
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
What's the best home remedy for acne scar/blemish that look so red in my face?can lemon fruit help?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?
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
How to get rid of acne scars under $100. I have acne scars and have been trying to get rid of it so bad but i don't know what is good for a 15 year old boy! i looked up acid treatment and laser treatment but is unsure about which to pick.
Unfortunately you will not be able to get rid of acne scars for that amount.
The gold standard for acne scar improvement is fractional laser done multiple times - and that is usuallly between $500 to $800 per session.
If your scars are merely dark areas, you should use a good sunblock all the time and try a few of the dark spot correctors (neutrogena is one) any over the counter treatment will only be minimally effective in correcting discoloration, but if a big issue is dark marks, anything that helps is a plus.
Red marks will eventually resolve on their own if you don't "worry" the skin by picking or using abrasive scrubs.
As for actual scarring that causes a shadow because of the depth, your only solution lies in a medical office.
The big factor to control is your acne to prevent further scarring. If you are still breaking out, most dermatology visits will fall under insurance - as will the topical and oral medications. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Many options: Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more
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
Acne Scar Treatments:
Depressed scars respond well to a combination of subcision and medical microneedling
depressed scars, regardless of the prior cause (surgical, traumatic, acne, infectious) generally have two main aspects that must be addressed by treatment in order to achieve a gratifying aesthetic result.
The first goal is to lift the depression itself as much as possible to achieve smoother skin. The appearance. ...Read more
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
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
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
Dermatologist: It's impossible to remove a scar, but dermatologists have several ways of making them less prominent, the simplest probably being the chemical peel. First, though, ask yourself whether this is what you actually want. Some well-known hollywood stars have kept their acne scars to look tougher / give character / look like others who've survived their teens and done well. It's entirely your choice. ...Read more
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
post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation a.K.A. Temporary darkening. ...Read more