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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
Acne Scars: There are several treatments for acne scars depending on the type of scars. Most acne scars improve with laser procedures. Some more mild scars may only require chemical peels or microdermabasion., while more severe scarring may require dermabasion or surgical scar revision. Please consult your dermatologist to help guide you through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple Options: The treatment depends on the severity and appearance of the scarring and how much you're willing to spend on treatment. Derma roller treatment is very inexpensive and can improve scarring all over the face. Much more expensive treatments such as ematrix or fraxel can improve the surface texture of your skin as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Serious Rx: I'm sorry that your care was neglected when you were a teen and you ended up with scarring. I will assume that your disease is under control or has remitted. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can treat you with fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious Rx: I'm glad you're being treated; the antibiotic you list must not be sole therapy and I trust you're also using a topical such as benzoyl peroxide. Red and brown flat marks fade on their own. Depressed / pitted lesions can be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry it happened: I'm sorry that your acne was not treated appropriately. You're an adult now and the first thing you must do is manage your disease if it is still active. Your physician is your best guide since your acne was severe enough to scar you. Scars can be made less visible by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more
See your doctor: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser resurfacing: For the right patient, ie acne scars, acne under control, light skin, laser resurfacing can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but scar reduction is very significant. There is a wide variety of lasers and skill levels. Good equipment and experience make a big difference, don't shop just for price, you get what you pay for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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