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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

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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 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

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