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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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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...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?

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 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?

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?

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 to get rid of blackheads and acne scars quickly?

How to get rid of blackheads and acne scars quickly?

Takes time: Use an otc salyclic acid topical product , either as a cleanser or as a topical gel. ...Read more

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How to get rid of old acne scars?

How to get rid of old acne scars?

Your choice: A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use dermabrasion, microinjection, microsurgery, or a laser. It's your call, or if you're married let your wife decide. Several hollywood leading men have kept their acne scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my acne scars..?

How to get rid of my acne scars..?

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

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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 blemish?

Combination: A trial of hydroquinone cream with or without retinoids and steroid may help. Sunblock is a must. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars without dermabrasion?

How can I get rid of acne scars without dermabrasion?

Difficult: Depends on the nature and depth of the scarring. If minor, then use of resurfacing lasers and medium to deep chemical peels will help. If scars are "ice-pick" in nature, even deep mechanical dermabrasion is not totally effective. Most treat with deeper mechanical abrasion to provide a "planing" effect versus the surface change of microdermabrasion. See medical care. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne scars and blemishes?

How do you get rid of acne scars and blemishes?

C MD 4 options: Time, silicone gel sheeting, avoidance of sun and tobacco use as well as possible bleaching agents such as hydroquinone, retinoids and steroids may help as well as laser, dermabrasion, chemical peels, fillers, steroid injections, etc. ...Read more

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Acne scars, how to best get rid of them?

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

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How to get rid of mild acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is usually sufficient for the mild stuff. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. If you prefer a retinoic acid derivative or a salicylic acid wash, you can try as well. ...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. Good luck! ...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?

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 GT rid of acne scars?

How can you GT rid of acne scars?

Scar improvement...: Is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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