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How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars On Your Chest
Depends: really depends on what your acne scars look like and what the status of your acne is currently. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a consultation. There are medical grade products that can help tremendously. Stubborn scars can be treated with peels, lasers, surgery, or even fillers and fat grafting ...Read more
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
Manage your acne: Depressed scars can only be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with special equipment. Post-inflammatory red and/or brown spots are best left alone; the redness is new vessels for healing. Better late than never -- start treating your acne effectively. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Specialist Rx: Red and brown post-acne marks are best left to heal themselves without interfering. Depressed scars require laser, filler or microsurgical treatment by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you get scars in the first place. Several hollywood male leads kept their for the "tough guy" look. You have a choice. ...Read more
Facial Acne Scars: The acne should be under good control without any active acne lesions prior to treatment of scars. Acne scars may be improved by dermabrasion, laser treatments or surgical scar revision depending on the type of scar. Consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
Can be difficult: It depends somewhat on the size, depth, and number of acne lesions. A benzoyl peroxide wash might be enough if the acne is severe. Other surface products like tretinoin, topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxides, etc. Can help. I find that back acne often requires an oral antibiotic, sometimes even oral isotretinoin(formerly known as accutane). ...Read more
Serious Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend, but you'll need to add a prescription strength Rx from your physician, probably a few weeks on a systemic antibiotic. If you're a female, spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill may work. If you have severe acne and are offered isotretinoin, consider taking it -- though it's not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more
Acne scar treatments: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinoic acid: If you have a lot of comedones, start off with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't have you clear in two weeks, get with your personal physicain who can add something. ...Read more
Rx: You deserve treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's on the chest, there's probably a systemic antibiotic that's right for you in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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