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How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No simple answer: There is no simple answer to your question. Some may benefit from cortisone injections whereas others may require excision.Sometimes excision is followed by a short course of radiation. Unfortunately some of them have a high rate of recurrence. I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: If the burn was not too deep and healed within about ten days it may just take time for the scar to fade. If the burn was deep and took over 2 wks to heal or require skin grafting there may be very little that can be done. Sometimes a pressure garment will help. A small scar may be excised and closed with stitches but trade old scar for a new one. Avoid sun and consult a plastic surgeon to evaluat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone over-the-counter remedies are available, but you must be patient and stay out of the sun. A dermatologist can offer stronger treatments. Be sure that this is what you want to do rather than something you think you should do or need to do -- it's your choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consult: Acne scars shouldn't happen nowadays, and i'm sorry your illness was neglected. Control your acne first until it self-cures. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use dermabrasion, microinjection, microsurgery or filler. It's your choice. If you're a "he", let your wife decide. Some guys, including several big-name hollywood leading men, keep theirs for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on he exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. ...Read more
I've given up using various chemicals to get rid of my spots cause it just made them so much worse. Now I have hyperpigmentation scars. Help?
SSee derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multiple methods: But it is best to check with a good dermatologist and get an expert opinion. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Get a real doctor. ...Read more
Follicultitus hyperpigmentation. How do I get rid of this on my bikini line? I have been using Mederma scar gel for 7 months, faded but still there
Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more
Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?
Accutane: Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?
Deramtologist: The vi peel is safe for any color skin and can lighten dark areas in one week. It can be pre treated with bleaching agents containing hydroquinone, kojic acid or coffeberry extract. It will have an effect on scars, but fractionated laser will be required for a long term result for scarring.Either co2 or erbium are affective, but erbium is better tolerated by darker skin types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best: Start with hydroquinones then consider ipl see totalskincare.Com. Take free skin analysis. ...Read more
Wrong question: Diet isn't the key to acne. It's a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that needs to be managed medically until it remits on its own. You're already got scars as a result of your disease being neglected. Please get serious about medical treatment -- it should be avaiable anywhere. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated until a physician can see you. ...Read more
Can you tell me what is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?
Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more
How to get rid of hyperpigmentation on my inner thighs? I just lost a lot of weight and my dark inner thighs are embarrassing
Already did : Congratulations on loosing weight! the friction between the thighs is likely the cause of the hyper pigmentation. Since you lost weight the friction is reduced and the color should start lightening naturally. Make sure any treatment is adequate for you natural skin color. ...Read more
How can I get rid of hyperpigmentation marks of the penis? I am trying amlactin right now. I want them gone. I am very self conscious.
Let's talk: If the lesion is from a tight grip, use a looser one with lube & it will fade -- this is better overall to make you adaptable in the future. If you have freckles / natural hyperpigmented spots, many men have them and i'd be surprised to meet a woman who cares. Learn about your body talking with smart guys -- maybe even dad. Your physician can identify a pigmented spot that's worrisome. Cheers. ...Read more
Do your skin peel with a light chemical peel? I'm trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation but only want a light peel. Im African American
Yes it does: Yes it peels and that is why it is called peel . The chemicals used cause peeling of superficial skin layer. I don't know why you want to go through peel I suggest you consult a Dermatologist for your skin condition as there are other modalities available like Lasers and some creams which may be better option for your skin problem.we don't know how old you are&skin condi ...Read more
Fade cream: Fade cream is used to fade hyperpigmented areas but should be applied only on the area. If that does not work consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation? Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.
Depends on the cause: Retin A (tretinoin) will definitely not help & irritate your skin more. If it's from shadows under your eyes & due to sub clinical food allergies, neither will help. Address the cause to reduce the lymphatic congestion. If area is red/brown pigmented, laser can help. If it's from recent scar, you must wait for it to heal. Solaquin Forte 2% won't help, and can hypopigment surrounding skin.(Best 2 see skin Dr.) ...Read more
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