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How Long Should Facial Scarring After Acne Last
Will I have permanent improvments on acne with a 3 months tactuo treatment? How long before it starts working?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Fade acne red marks: Acne red marks may take several weeks to fade. Follow your specialists post peel skin care plan and use a spf 30 sunscreen daily. Once you are healed from your peel, follow your recommended acne control regimen. Persistent redness may be improved with an ipl (intense pulsed light) treatment or more. ...Read more
Does the permanent makeup procedure cause swelling? Should i expect swelling after getting permanent makeup, and for how long?
I finished accutane a while ago and I'm treating the remaining scars with microderms and peels. How long does it usually take to fix your face?
I'll bet you're fine: I'm sorry you weren't treated in time to avoid scarring. You'll never be scar-free. Jet Li and several other Hollywood guys kept some of their scars for the "tough guy" appeal. Chris Pine sports a beard to hide his; Brad Pitt's got moderately rough scarring and I haven't heard any complaints. For severe scars, there's injectable fillers. What guy really wants a "baby face"? It's your call. ...Read more
25 on Accutane want a tattoo after how long on Accutane can I get it? What if i stopped Accutane and ater continued and how long after can I resume?
No need to wait: You may like the tattoo now, but you are likely to regret it later. I suggest a temporary tattoo so you can change it later. ...Read more
Varies: Swelling varies from person to person. Some swell more than others. The surgical technique of the surgeon and the way he handles the tissues will make a difference. In my experience over 90% of my patient are back to work within 2 weeks. The swelling however will last 6-12 weeks on the average. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Depends...: ...On your skin type and sensitivity, and how vigorous the treatment was. Many of our patients stay red for only a few minutes. I've never seen redness last for more than an hour or two. ...Read more
Depends: Waxing shouldn't cause scars, but you may have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is usually a reddish or purple discoloration. This will generally fade with time, but bleaching creams like hydroquinone, retinoic acid creams and steroid creams can help it to resolve more quickly. You will want to use sunscreen, as sun exposure will make it worse. ...Read more
How long after cleansing should I apply tretinoin? How long after tretinoin can I apply moisturizer without lessening the effects of the tretinoin?
Depends: If you are getting a deep treatment you may have a week of downtime and then be red or pink for the next couple of weeks. If you get a less deep treatment you may be down only one or two days. Discuss this in depth with your doctor and be prepared for the after care necessary to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uneven/tone/postlase: Best to see your treating doc or seek in person derma opinion. Might be permanent, sorry. ...Read more
Depends...: ...On how aggressive the peel was, more than anything else. Superficial peels with erbium:yag lasers typically heal in a few days, while deeper peels with more powerful lasers may take a week or longer. Fractional laser treatments sometimes take even longer than that -- depending, once again, on how aggressive the procedure was. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 year: Although each surgeon/dermatologist that treats this may have different opinions, at least 6 months and for most of us, 1 year must have passed before any facial resurfacing for acne scars should be performed. Options include dermabrasion / laser resurfacing (most often CO2) and/or chemical peel. ...Read more
Following having legions removed from face and then stitched up how long does it take for the scarring to fade completely?
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