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How do I get rid of persistent acne and a face with acne scars?

How do I get rid of persistent acne and a face with acne scars?

Good preventive skin: Follow good healthy regiment for facial skin care, salicylic acid cleanser and toner twice a day...And bpo solution..If still persist see a dermatologist or a medical aesthetician acne scar depends on the depth and severity, consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How do I get rid of my face acne scars ?...They are a year old !

How do I get rid of my face acne scars ?...They are a year old !

Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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I have dark acne scars on my face, how do i get rid of them as soon as possible?

I have dark acne scars on my face, how do i get rid of them as soon as possible?

No quick solution: For instant results, makeup or concealer cream. Otherwise dabbing on a small amount of benzoyl peroxide, or an alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid like salicylic acid will help fade the area over weeks to months. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these horrible purple acne scars on my chest, arms and my face?

Keep out of Sun: By keeping these out of the sun it may help decrease the chance of them getting darker and may help give them time to heal. With time they may lighten up. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark acne scars on my face? Does differin gel adapalene help to do this?

How do I get rid of dark acne scars on my face?  Does differin gel adapalene help to do this?

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

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How do I get rid of acne scars and acne on my face as well as a bump on my upper lip that I never had before? Help plzz..

Get serious about Rx: You're an adult now and you need to insist on scientific management of your acne. I'm sorry it was neglected when you were a teen, and your scars can be made less noticeable only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The lump also needs to be seen. Topical benzoyl peroxide, plus whatever else prescription-strength is required; your family physician can advise you. ...Read more

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I have an acne scar on face that i want to get rid of. Any suggestions?

I have an acne scar on face that i want to get rid of. Any suggestions?

Skin resurfacing: Acne scars are technically never removed but you try to help the skin look smoother. First, active acne has to be controlled. The skin can then be helped by improving the contour problems. Skin resurfacing is done with chemical and laser peels. If you have "ice pick" scars then you may need to have these excised before you do skin resurfacing. Each face will need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the acne scar on face?

How can I get rid of the acne scar on face?

Depends: really depends on what your acne scars look like and what the status of your acne is currently. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a consultation. There are medical grade products that can help tremendously. Stubborn scars can be treated with peels, lasers, surgery, or even fillers and fat grafting ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

Subspecialist : A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can make them less visible using a filler, laser, or microsurgery. I'm sorry you ended up with scars because your acne was not treated appropriately in the first place. If you look closely, 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 my acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...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. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more