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What's the best way to get rid of acne scars on arms?

What's the best way to get rid of acne scars on arms?

Acne scar tx: It depends.....If the scars are flat and discolored there are otc and prescription strength creams to help blend the pigment. If they are indented or look like divots that means there is some scar tissue in there and they will be harder to treat. You want to build up some collagen in the indented areas to " fill" them back out. Microneedling, lasers and injected dermal filler can help do this. ...Read more

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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I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?

I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?

Serious Rx: I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have been managing this all along. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic may be enough, or the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or isotretinoin may clear you. You can't remove the scars but you can stop new ones from forming. ...Read more

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

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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I get a lot of blackheads & whiteheads on my arms. What are some ways to get rid of them & the scars they left in the past?

I get a lot of blackheads & whiteheads on my arms. What are some ways to get rid of them & the scars they left in the past?

You can use: A retinol, prescription strength is best, to get rid of the black and whiteheads on the arms. I would not reccommend trying to treat scars while there is active acne but fractional czo2 ablation works well for acne scar removal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on my arms abd shoulders?

How to get rid of acne on my arms abd shoulders?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic treatment. A regimen such a topical benzoyl peroxide plus tetracycline 500 2x/day might be sufficient; don't use an antibiotic as sole therapy. If your acne is severe, and you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting -- it's not for the faint-hearted but most people are extremely pleased with the results. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on the back, arms, and shoulders before beach season?

How to get rid of acne on the back, arms, and shoulders before beach season?

ACNE: Acne occuring on back, arm and shoulders are treated the same way according to severity. It is directed to less sebum production, comedone formation and inflammation. Papules and pustules require dual rx, benzoyl peroxide and retin a (tretinoin) or topical antibiotics. Moderate acne use oral antibiotics tetracycline, doxycycline, Erythromycin and minocin. For severe acne you need Accutane rx. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of all the acne on my arms. I had it for years it's just there and won't go away?

How do I get rid of all the acne on my arms. I had it for years it's just there and won't go away?

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

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How do I get rid of the acne on my arms naturally? They really irritate me and my arms don't look smooth at all.

How do I get rid of the acne on my arms naturally? They really irritate me and my arms don't look smooth at all.

Forget "natural": Acne is a serious, chronic disease that you need to manage effectively with what works. The one "herbal" remedy that may help is tea tree oil but this is unlikely to clear you; if you're a man you may grow breasts from it. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend; the retinoic acid topicals are actually vitamin A variants if you like "natural". Get with your physician if you need more. ...Read more

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I have mild back acne and a little bit on my shoulders and mid arms. What can I do to get rid of this? It comes and goes and I want it permanently gon

I have mild back acne and a little bit on my shoulders and mid arms. What can I do to get rid of this? It comes and goes and I want it permanently gon

Manage, not cure: Acne is a chronic disease that can be managed effectively until it remits on it own. Until then, you need to manage it. If it's on your back, you'll need some prescription-strength Rx to supplement a good topical agent (benzoyl peroxide is most popular). Get with your personal physician, and especially since you've got scarring, you may be a candidate for Isotretinoin -- if so, be brave. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my upper arms that look like baby acne. How do I get rid of them?

I have bumps on my upper arms that look like baby acne. How do I get rid of them?

Need a diagnosis: You need to see your skin specialist to first diagnose the problem. There may be many disease presentations that may look like "baby acne" or what you are seeing. Once we know what it is, then we can treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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I have acne on my back, chest, upper arms & my face. And I don't know how to get rid of them.

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

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Multiple Options: The treatment depends on the severity and appearance of the scarring and how much you're willing to spend on treatment. Derma roller treatment is very inexpensive and can improve scarring all over the face. Much more expensive treatments such as ematrix or fraxel can improve the surface texture of your skin as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Acne Scars: There are several treatments for acne scars depending on the type of scars. Most acne scars improve with laser procedures. Some more mild scars may only require chemical peels or microdermabasion., while more severe scarring may require dermabasion or surgical scar revision. Please consult your dermatologist to help guide you through. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Many ways: There are many ways to get help with acne scars. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for advice and management. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Serious Rx: I'm glad you're being treated; the antibiotic you list must not be sole therapy and I trust you're also using a topical such as benzoyl peroxide. Red and brown flat marks fade on their own. Depressed / pitted lesions can be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Different ways: The best for the scars is laser treatment or microneedling. Ipl and subscision. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Serious Rx: I'm sorry that your care was neglected when you were a teen and you ended up with scarring. I will assume that your disease is under control or has remitted. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can treat you with fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Sorry it happened: I'm sorry that your acne was not treated appropriately. You're an adult now and the first thing you must do is manage your disease if it is still active. Your physician is your best guide since your acne was severe enough to scar you. Scars can be made less visible by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars?

How do I get rid of acne scars?

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

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: See your dermatologist about using dermabrasion to get rid of your acne scars. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I 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. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.

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How can I get rid of acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne scars?

Acne scars: A dermatologist can evaluate your scars but in general you can reduce their appearance with using sunscreen and with time they may fade a bit. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of acne scars?

How can you get rid of acne scars?

Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less visible. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring instead of having your acne traeted effectively in the first place. Keep in mind that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars? I'm 23.

How to get rid of acne scars? I'm 23.

Best to work with: A cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. As there are various laser based interventions, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and needling that can be utilized to help scar appearance. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or deep chemical peel, or local excision can frequently minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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Best solution to get rid of acne scars?

Best solution to get rid of acne scars?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...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