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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of facial scarring after acne and how can I address them effectively?

What are the symptoms of facial scarring after acne and how can I address them effectively?

Cystic acne: Cystic acne can leave bad scarring. Main reason to treat acne is to prevent or to have less scarring. You can take an antibiotics and have a laser treatment. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called facial scarring after acne.?

Describe the disorder called facial scarring after acne.?

Depressed scars: Inflammatory acne with cysts can cause depression of skin as ice picks, rolling scars or irregular indentations. In some cases on chest back and even on face tbere may be raised scar tissue. Treatment can include dermal fillers such as artefill, subcison or scar release, and fractionated co2 or erbium laser to improve appearance of scars. Repeated sessions can achieve over 50% improvement. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for facial scarring after acne?

What is the treatment for facial scarring after acne?

There are many!: Depends on the age of the patient, the pattern of scars and the skin type. Some scars can be injected with filling agents. Bound down scars must first be 'released' (subcision) before fillers or tissue grafts can be effective. Isolated scars can be excised. If there are many scars and the skin is lax, facelift can be helpful. Fractionated lasers and dermabrasion encourage new collagen production. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of slight facial scarring from acne?

How can I  get rid of slight facial scarring from acne?

Acne Scarring: The best answer is to seek a consultation with a qualified skin care specialist. This could be a dermatologist or medical esthetician. Treatment runs the spectrum of chemical peels to minor surgical augmentation. At our office we employ various methods but start with the least invasive. Lasers are a great option - fractional co2 the most effective with acne scarring. But you need to get an eval. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne scar treatment last?

Indefinitely: Once the treatment - like laser or chemical peel - has healed, and a few months have gone by, the results in the treated area should be stable. ...Read more

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What is the efficiency of using "contractubex gel" on a sunken scar on face resulted from past acne ? Is this OTC gel give a long term treatment ?

What is the efficiency of using "contractubex gel" on a sunken scar on face resulted from past acne ? Is this OTC gel give a long term treatment ?

No: It's not going to help your acne scars at all. I'm sorry you have scarring from acne -- this shouldn't happen in today's world, because all acne is manageable -- and if you do have scars, get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for treatment with a filler, a laser, or microsurgery. ...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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Hi iam 21yr girl I have a problem of acne scar on my face and sun tan last 6month i feel very imbarrased in front of my friends please plz help me?

Hi iam 21yr girl I have a problem of acne scar on my face and sun tan last 6month i feel very imbarrased in front of my friends please plz help me?

Discuss with a derm: Acne is a complex disease which may have many causes. It's is best to meet with a dermatologist to discuss all the treatment options. It amy take several months to arrive at the best treatment regimen. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

Deep acne scars: Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists.

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How can I clear my face from acne and scars?

How can I clear my face from acne and scars?

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed and i'm sorry you ended up with scars. With a history of scarring, make an appointment now with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment and until then begin with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; your doctor's rx will probably be in addition. Scars are managed today with lasers, microsurgery or filler; some hollywood leads keep their to look "tough". ...Read more

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How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can clear my face from acne and scars?

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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Why I am still getting acne at 24.My whole face is scarred enough already from previous one.I am startung to belive its because of diary and high carb?

Why I am still getting acne at 24.My whole face is scarred enough already from previous one.I am startung to belive its because of diary and high carb?

Genetics: Some people have a stronger tendency to acne. If you feel that diet plays a factor in you avoid si p, e carbs and regular milk. This will take 1-2 months to see an effect. If however this is persistent problem consider Accutane which works well for severe resistant acne in 15-20 weeks. Once clear you can deal with scars later with laser. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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I had acne on my face and scars. What is the best way for removing the scar of acne?

I had acne on my face and scars. What is the best way for removing the scar of acne?

Seek professionals: There are many different ways to treat scars which depend on the nature and the type of scars that you have. You need to be evaluated by your dermatologic surgeon and discuss options. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars from my face?

How can I remove acne scars from my face?

You can't: Depressions from acne aren't treatable short of interventions by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry you ended up with scars from your illness being neglected, and I hope you'll stay on top of it so that new lesions do not develop. Your personal physicain is your best friend here. ...Read more

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What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

Laser is an option: Laser can reduce the scarring of acne. It may take several treatments however. Also, darker skinned individuals are at higher risks for the side effects of laser such as pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...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


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Pimples (Definition)

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