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Honey And Cinnamon For Acne Scars
Cruel prank: Nothing you can do will touch your acne scars. Someone put this on line to be mean. I'm sorry your disease was neglected and you ended up with these lesions. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can use a filler, microsurgery or laser to make the scars less visible. Or you can decide, like some hollywood males leads, to keep the scars to look tough. Best wishes. ...Read more
You can: But there will be no benefit. Acne therapy depends on circumstances. A dermatologist will help you. We have very good technology now to help clear acne, mostly by prescriptions. Meanwhile, you can try a little BENZOYL PEROXIDE. It can be drying. It can bleach hair and fabrics. Acne is NOT due to food, stress, dirt. It is not an infection. We look at heredity and hormones. ...Read more
Improve, not remove.:
Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. I am not aware of honey having any effect on the appearance of scars.
Good luck! ...Read more
I heard honey and saltwater works for acne and also coco butter helps remove acne scars. Is this really true?
No: The only non-prescription medicine that really helps acne is benzoyl peroxide. You owe it to yourself to get prescription treatment; all acne is manageable today with topical / oral meds, and a dermatologist can fill in, laser off, or abrade the scars to make them less conspicuous if that is your wish. ...Read more
Prob not effective:
I have not heard of this as being an effective treatment but you can always try your own experiment using traditional treatments as recommended on one side of the face and the hone/olive oil on the other half.
Massage is always good for scars. Honey may have antibacterial properties. Olive oil is a decent moisturizing agent but may blog ducts leading to worsening acne. ...Read more
Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more
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
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
Avoid the sun:
New scars are more sensitive to the sun. If you go out on a sunny day without protection you may get a tan but, your scars will get a burn which will in turn delay the fading of your scars.
I recommend spf of 30 when you are exposed to the sun. ...Read more
?????: There are no studies on this product. I could only find ads in spanish. They seem to work by peeling just like chemical peels so I have no reason to believe it would be really effective. You would be better off seeing your dr or medical esthetician for medical grade peels just for you! ...Read more
Prevention : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. If there are permanent scars but no active acne, then see dermatologist or plastic surgeon for minimization of the scars. ...Read more
It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used.
You can try the following;
dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin.
Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more
Varies: That is kind of like asking how much it will cost to paint my house. It will vary depending on the size of the job and how much the person doing it values their time. Don't be afraid to go see someone and get an estimate. ...Read more
Yes: Acne scars are an annoying reminder of the blemishes you finally got rid of. There are creams a doctor prescribes to put on skin that may help (like vitamin a or retinoid creams). Laser therapy, fillers, and dermabrasion are other options that can also be effective, if more expensive. Often, depending on the scar (darker color vs pitting), the scars will fade with time. ...Read more
No: Forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you have acne scars in the first place, and it's especially unfortunate if a fixation on "natural healing" caused somebody to neglect 21st century medical care of acne. Scars can be treated with fillers, lasers, or microsurgery by a specialist. Again, I'm really sorry you got scarred & hope you can get effective treatment. ...Read more
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
Acne scar treatment: I have no experience with niltan. It appears to be a product of an indian pharmaceutical company. In general, treatment for acne scars depends on the type & location of the scars as well as your skin type. For facial acne scars, common treatments include fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing, and sometimes subcision. I'd suggest seeing a dermatologist to help determine the best treatment options. ...Read more