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How can I get rid of acne scars without dermabrasion?

How can I get rid of acne scars without dermabrasion?

Difficult: Depends on the nature and depth of the scarring. If minor, then use of resurfacing lasers and medium to deep chemical peels will help. If scars are "ice-pick" in nature, even deep mechanical dermabrasion is not totally effective. Most treat with deeper mechanical abrasion to provide a "planing" effect versus the surface change of microdermabrasion. See medical care. ...Read more

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Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
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Dermabrasion (Definition)

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure designed to gently remove the outer layers of skin. It is commonly performed to improve the appearance of the skin, camouflage scars, and remove irregularities of the skin. A brush or diamond fraise is commonly used for this procedure ...Read more


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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: See your dermatologist about using dermabrasion to get rid of your acne scars. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of acne scars?

How can i get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: A dermatologist can evaluate your scars but in general you can reduce their appearance with using sunscreen and with time they may fade a bit. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of acne scars?

How can you get rid of acne scars?

Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less visible. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring instead of having your acne traeted effectively in the first place. Keep in mind that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne and acne scars?

Rx: I start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads and benzoyl peroxide if not and the person can stand it. I add a systemic antibiotic if needed; dermatologists have bigger guns that are a bit dangerous but worth it. Nothing will remove scars, but dermatologists have lasers and surgery to make them fade if that is what you wish; some actors like theirs. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and acne scars?

How can I  get rid of acne and acne scars?

Improve not remove: Manynoptions exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so dote treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or deep chemical peel, or local excision can frequently minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars/blemishes?

How can I get rid of acne scars/blemishes?

See a medspa doctor: A medspa doctor will show you many lasers that can help you with this. Co2 fractionated lasers or erbium lasers can help resurface the skin and rid you of scars. There is downtime involved. Otherwise nonablative lasers can help over a longer period of time. Your medspa doctor will also get you started on products to use between laser treatments, . ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these acne scars quickly?

How can I get rid of these acne scars quickly?

Acne: Only superficial scars can be treated by laser and improved immediately. ...Read more

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How can you GT rid of acne scars?

How can you GT rid of acne scars?

Scar improvement...: Is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne spots and scars?

How can I get rid of acne spots and scars?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of acne scars quick?

How can you get rid of acne scars quick?

Dermatologist: Some acne scars (flat, depressed) can be improved quickly with a filler. Other require more extensive treatment including laser resurfacing, excision and grafting. See Derm or Facial Plastic Surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne scars and blemishes?

C MD 4 options: Time, silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun and tobacco use as well as possible bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, retinoids and steroids may help as well as laser, dermabrasion, chemical peels, fillers, steroid injections, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars and visible pores naturally?

Prevention is best: Preventing acne breakouts is the best form of treatment. Once formed, scars are amenable to variety of techniques depending upon whether they are depressed, pitted, boxlike or elevated.. These include fillers and subcision to free up and elevate depressions and boxes; punch-excision or pinpoint chemical peels to remove pits; and intralesional injections and scalpel removal for elevations. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scarring?

How can I get rid of acne scarring?

Specialist Rx: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. The red and/or brown post-acne lesions need to be allowed to fade on their own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat scars with fillers, microsurgery or a laser. Several hollywood leads have kept their for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne pigmentation?

How can I get rid of acne pigmentation?

Manage the acne: All acne can be managed today; if 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Individual acne pigmentation lesions may take up to a few months to fade; if you use a hydroquinone bleach, do it sparingly. The vast majority of folks do not care whether you have some acne pigmentation; make sure this is what you really want to do. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars and pock marks?

How do I get rid of acne scars and  pock marks?

Ablative laser thera: The best way to treat deep acne scars in my practice is to combine a deep near full thickness fractionate erbium beam laser with a full coverage superficial erbium laser peel. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scars from pimples?

How can I get rid of scars from pimples?

Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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