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How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Acne & Acne Scars: Acne and acne scars cannot be prevented. The key is to control acne break outs. Controlling break outs, minimizes the tendency to scar. Acne and acne scar control requires a multi-step approach that includes clinical and prescription skin care, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser and light treatments. Care coordination by medical provider with expertise in acne treatment is key. ...Read more

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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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How can I help my son prevent acne and acne scars?

How can I help my son prevent acne and acne scars?

Medication: Medication is the key. If topical benzoyl peroxide had not cleared junior in two weeks, please get him to a scientific physician. Don't blame him for his illness -- it's impossible for many victims not to touch the lesions and it's not caused by poor hygiene. If an antiobiotic, retinoic acid derivative and/or spironolactone don't clear him, or if scarring's already begin, Isotretinoin may be best. ...Read more

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How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent acne scars?

What should I do to prevent acne scars?

Care: Don't let acne get out of control, treat it asap, eat right and so on. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent acne scars?

Is there a good way to prevent acne scars?

Prevention: By keeping acne under control in your teen years, you can minimize future scarring. Now we have much better treatment options for this, such as levulan. Once the scars are established, they are more difficult to treat, and may require laser, chemical peel, subcision, or a number of other therapies. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne scars please suggest me....

How to prevent acne scars please suggest me....

Clear up your skin: the best way to prevent acne scars is to not develop acne cysts since these are more likely to scar. If you have acne cysts I would see a dermatologist as soon as possible so you can be treated and prevent scarring. You may need oral antibiotics and a topical retinoids ...Read more

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How can I prevent acne scars from forming right after i've popped them?

How can I prevent acne scars from forming right after i've popped them?

Acne scars: Manual manipulation can lead to their getting infected an scarring. Many things can help with minimizing acne formation and then its propgation to scar formation. ...Read more

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Are there ways to lighten existing acne scars, and any way to prevent future ones?

Are there ways to lighten existing acne scars, and any way to prevent future ones?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What can I do to take of my acne scars, and prevent new ones from coming out? Is smoking bad for acne?

What can I do to take of my acne scars, and prevent new ones from coming out? Is smoking bad for acne?

Smoking : One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a good dermatologist to tackle that with you. Stop smoking-very bad for your skin & aging. Most treatment options to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device we use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--which uses radiofrequency to improve the appearance of the skin & has minimal downtime. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

Acne treatment: You may need oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics to get acne under control. See a plastic surgeon who does skin care, or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars and prevent from future scarring?

How do I get rid of acne scars and prevent from future scarring?

Acne Scarring: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments antibiotics or creams ...Read more

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My skin is breaking out and I have acne scars. How can I prevent this from happening?

My skin is breaking out and I have acne scars. How can I prevent this from happening?

Serious Rx: Acne severe enough to cause scars will respond only to prescription strength Rx. Pick up the phone and call your physician now. It is a real, serious disease. ...Read more

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What's the best facial wash and shower foam to get rid of acne and prevent it? And what is good for acne scar? I tried so many and nothing works.

What's the best facial wash and shower foam to get rid of acne and prevent it? And what is good for acne scar? I tried so many and nothing works.

Acne: One facial wash is called Plexion Cleanser. However, facial washes by themselves are usually not that affective at treating acne. You would need other topical medication like Ziana or Epiduo. ...Read more

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How do I treat the acne on my back and prevent more scaring? I have some lumpy acne scaring on my back as well as new blackheads popping up. I know that i won’t be able to treat my acne scars until i get the current acne under control. I’m 18 and want thi

How do I treat the acne on my back and prevent more scaring? I have some lumpy acne scaring on my back as well as new blackheads popping up. I know that i won’t be able to treat my acne scars until i get the current acne under control. I’m 18 and want thi

Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However the consequences are well understood and may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, medications & skin care are commonly recommended; in europe, surgery is more common. ...Read more

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Does derma rolling really help for acne scars? Also will it help prevent wrinkles?

Does derma rolling really help for acne scars? Also will it help prevent wrinkles?

Yes: Microneedling is a procedure in which tiny needle pricks are used to stimulate collagen production. Several published studies have shown that it is effective for certain types of acne scars, especially when combined with Vit. C or plate-rich plasma. Microneedling is also effective for fine wrinkles. This procedure should be done at a doctor’s office to decrease risk of scarring and infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat acne and acne scars?

What is the best way to treat acne and acne scars?

Few ways: For oilyskin avoid comedogenic cosmet.Face/hair products.2.Topical benzoyl peroxide with topical antibiotic cream or 3. Topical tretinoic acid creams with top.Ben.Peroixe or 4. Oral antibiotic with top.Tretin5.Combinations of above oral tretin. In sev.Nodular type for maximum of 20 wks , by dr. In young females not plan.Pregn antiandrogen trt +, for pigment-top. Treti/ ohchlroroquinone/light trt. ...Read more

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How do I clear my face from my acne and acne scars fast?

How do I clear my face from my acne and acne scars fast?

Scars not so fast: Before you deal witht the scars you should have the acne under control. Treatment for acne scars include fillers, abrasion, mechanical or laser and if deep scars, undermining with fat injected. The skin discoloration can be dealt with ablative technology. ...Read more

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What would doctors do to take care of acne and acne scars?

Meds/ laser: Antibiotics/ retin a/ acutane bleacjing creams & laser may lessen the residual scar always use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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