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How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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Please advise what is the best way to get rid of acne scars and redness?

Acne scar treatment: For shallow acne scarring, dermabrasion and co2 lasers can help smooth the skin. For deeper scarring, excision of the scars followed by closure with stitches is usually required. If redness is secondary to an acne outbreak, treating the outbreak should resolve it. For chronic redness, first see a dermatologist as you may have a treatable rash. Otherwise, hydroquinone cream can lighten the skin. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

Avoid sun & tobacco: As well as good skin care with possible oral or topicsl retinoids as indicated by a physician. Topical products such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may help but can makemitmworse as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

Depends on scar: Redness tends to resolve over several months. If it is related to raised scarring therapy with intralesional steroids or pulsed dye laser. Depressed or atrophic scars may require fillers, saline injections or laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...

Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...

No: The CO2 laser will not address the redness of your skin. Redness is usually due to telangiectasias , flushing, or rosacea. A different laser wavelength would be necessary to reduce redness (i.e., Pulsed dye lasers, Intense pulsed light, etc.). In fact, your redness will be slightly increased during the healing process. ...Read more

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How to get rid of red acne scars ?

How to get rid of red acne scars ?

Let them fade: They are the new vessels forming to nurture the deep healing connective tissue that was destroyed by the infection. Let them do their job. If you have depressed scars that are no longer actively healing, then you'll need to get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has a filler, microsurgery or laser ability. ...Read more

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Can zineryt help get rid of red acne scars?

Can zineryt help get rid of red acne scars?

Maybe: The medication is a mixture of zinc and erythromycin. It may be able to settle some active lesions with the antibiotic but i doubt it will do anything for established scars. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne scars? I have red marks all over from old acne and want a clear complexion.

How do you get rid of acne scars? I have red marks all over from old acne and want a clear complexion.

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more