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How long does it take for superficial acne scars to disappear?

How long does it take for superficial acne scars to disappear?

Depends: The deeper the acne infection, the deeper the scar. Cystic acne can scar for life. If it was a deep, bad pimple, theoretically, some scars can take up to a year to heal. Most acne scars will also pigment and that can be permanent. Usually if its superficial, will disappear in 2 weeks. ...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


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How long does it take for acne scars to disappear when using lemon and sugar?

How long does it take for acne scars to disappear when using lemon and sugar?

Scars: This combination will not cause scars to change. Only ablative techniques such as laser, dermabrade on, or strong peels will alter the skin surface. ...Read more

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How long does it take acne scars/marks to fade?

How long does it take acne scars/marks to fade?

Weeks to months: It can take weeks to months for the colors of the scar to fade. It depends on many factors like the genetics of the person, the kind and depth of the scar and even skin color. Be patient! ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

That depends: If the scars are new and superficial they may take weeks to months to heal. Older or deeper scars may never go away on their own.
The best advise is to consult an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out what can be done for your scars. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to go away on it's own?

How long does it take for acne scars to go away on it's own?

What type?: Depressed scars don't disappear.. Redness and/or hyperpigmentation seen in healing lesions face after weeks or a few months. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related illness that cannot be cured until it remits on its own, but can always be managed with scientific rx. ...Read more

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Someone told me that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

Someone told me that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

It won't help: You're an adult and I trust you don't believe everything folks tell you. Rose hip oil is an old, basically worthless nostrum that people in the "health food" industry promote for everything. If you are interested in holistic and complimentary medicine, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner. For scars, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can use a laser, microsurgery or injected filler. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

What to do if I heard that rosehip oil fades acne scars but, how long does it take?

That's bunk: It's not only a lie, it's cruel. "rose hips" won't help. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended with scars in the first place. All acne is manageable nowadays, but not with "pop" / "herbal" remedies. Prescription-strength rx would have prevented this. If you have real scars, get with a competent dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser treatment. ...Read more

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Could snail gel clear acne scars and how long does it take?

Could snail gel clear acne scars and how long does it take?

See Facebook post: Your timing is good. This is a post on facebook. Com/drkulick that should answer your question

https://www. Facebook. Com/drkulick/posts/10151614590786175. ...Read more

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I have acne scars and I don't get a lot of acne on my face any more. I wanted to know if demapen is a safe treatment? And how long does it take to heal

I have acne scars and I don't get a lot of acne on my face any more. I wanted to know if demapen is a safe treatment? And how long does it take to heal

Acne scars: Dermapen is a microneedling technology with a depth of penetration down to 2.5 mm designed for deep skin collagen stimulation. It is a safe for acne scar treatment. Make certain you have treatment done at a cosmetic physician's office and not just a salon as the deep needling if not performed properly can cause irregular scarring. ...Read more

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How long does it take retin-a micro to clear acne scars?

See below: Retin-a mirco does not treat acne scarring. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakout as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne lesions. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months. ...Read more

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How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

Yes, if deficient: In the usa, it is hihgly unlikely that you will become malnourished due to lack of suffcient viatamins due to the vitamin supplements in most foods. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to vanish after using lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide?

How long does it take for acne scars to vanish after using lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide?

They don't: Neither of those things will make scars go away. See a dermatologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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How long will it take for acne scars to go away?

How long will it take for acne scars to go away?

Scars may or may not: Resolve. Recommend consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long do acne scars/marks take to fade?

Please tell me how long do acne scars/marks take to fade?

Years: Scars do shrink with time. If you have acne scars they will improve in time but most likely will have areas of depression that are permanent.
There are laser procedures, chemical peels and dermabrasion as well as dermapen that can help and are not very expensive ...Read more

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I recently managed to get myself to stop picking acne, but now I have some acne scars all over my body. How long do they take to go away usually?

I recently managed to get myself to stop picking acne, but now I have some acne scars all over my body. How long do they take to go away usually?

A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on he exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Improve not remove: Many options 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 do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser? And how long would it take?

Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser? And how long would it take?

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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How long could honey take to get rid of acne scars?

How long could honey take to 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. 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

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How long would laser treatment for acne scars take?

About an hour: Laser resurfacing for acne scarring usually takes about an hour and in my practice is done with a twilight anesthesia. It will be about ten to fourteen days before a patient will be able to apply makeup. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid and clindamycin help acne/scars? How long does it usually takes?

Does salicylic acid and clindamycin help acne/scars? How long does it usually takes?

ACNE: To the extent that infection and inflammation prevails, then clindamycin may help acne. It is not a usual antibiotic for acne, though. Tetracycline derivatives are better, and less toxic. Salicylic acid may mute inflammation a bit, but inflammation associates with oil, bacteria, and buildup. Cleansing and astringent use may be better. ...Read more

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Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?

Not sure: Silicone gel is used for scars, probably best for fresh scars to reduce the formation. On established scars it is unclear how well it works. Acne scars are well treated with chemical peels, microneedling and laser treatments. ...Read more

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

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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How do I make my acne scars on my face disappear?

How do I make my acne scars on my face disappear?

See dermatologist: Acne is a complex disease with many causes and many treatments that will require a thorough evaluation and may require multiple trials of different medications to find the bat unique prescription for you. It is not a simple solution. ...Read more

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How to make acne scar disappear?

How to make acne scar disappear?

Fraxel for acne scar: Fractionated carbon dioxide laser (one trade name is fraxel) works well for acne scarring. You will never be 100% smooth, but it does improve the scarring by about 50%. You may also need more than one treatment. ...Read more

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Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Scars are permanent,: As time goes by they will fade and the scar retraction will loosen to a degree. But they are permanent, so do not pick or squeeze, worsening the damage and scar that results. Fortunately, acne does usually diminish and in se cases go away as you get older. But adult acne does exist, and women who have children can suffer hormonal acne outbreaks. Dermatologists can help acne; plas surg for scars! ...Read more

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How much time will acne scars/marks take to fade?

How much time will acne scars/marks take to fade?

It varies: Red marks are necessary for healing and fade in a few weeks. Brown marks may take a few months. Trying to fade them with hydroquinone is likely to make things actually look worse. Depressed scars are permanent but they can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or injected filler. ...Read more

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Will my acne scars ever go away or must I take some sort of action?

Will my acne scars ever go away or must I take some sort of action?

They're permanent: Nothing you can do will make them less visible or make them disappear. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can remove them with fillers, microsurgery or a laser. I'm sorry your acne was neglected in the first place leaving you with scars. Several hollywood leads kept their for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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