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How to help acne scars? How can I help make them go away faster?

How to help acne scars? How can I help make them go away faster?

Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...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


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How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

You can't: A cortisone injection can reduce the size of an acne but it may not quite clear over night. You should see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Acne & Acne Scars: Acne and acne scars cannot be prevented. The key is to control acne break outs. Controlling break outs, minimizes the tendency to scar. Acne and acne scar control requires a multi-step approach that includes clinical and prescription skin care, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser and light treatments. Care coordination by medical provider with expertise in acne treatment is key. ...Read more

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How to help my rosacea?

How to help my rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How will dermatology help me with my acne scars?

How will dermatology help me with my acne scars?

Laser: Use pulse dye laser for red scars and activ and deepfx (fractional ablative) for pitted and hypotrophic scars. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne scars please suggest me....

How to prevent acne scars please suggest me....

Clear up your skin: the best way to prevent acne scars is to not develop acne cysts since these are more likely to scar. If you have acne cysts I would see a dermatologist as soon as possible so you can be treated and prevent scarring. You may need oral antibiotics and a topical retinoids ...Read more

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How to naturally remove spots/acne overnight?

How to naturally remove spots/acne overnight?

Removing acne/spots: There is no overnight solution. See a doctor trained in skin care and find out what can really be done. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples?

How to reduce pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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How to reduce acne scar?

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

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How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring. ...Read more

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How to help reduce an oilly face and acne?

How to help reduce an oilly face and acne?

Type of cleansers: Many products are for sensitive skin. You want to avoid these. Dial , safeguard are good soaps to remove the oil. Benzoyl peroxide wash 5% is good for oil and acne. Lather into skin , wait 5 minutes and rinse. Use warm water. Cleansers with salicylic acid will also remove the oil and help the acne (leave on skin for 5 min). You can alternate the two, one in the morning and one at night. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Proactiv acne solution to help your acne go away?

How long does it take for the Proactiv acne solution to help your acne go away?

Maybe never: Prescription stuff works much better and even in our loony health care system should be cheap enough. I start with topical clindamycin, with a topical retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, moving to systemic antibiotics as appropriate if these prove insufficient. This is the 21st century and you deserve better than a labor-intensive benzoyl peroxide kit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to rid of acne scars let after accutane?

Can you tell me how to rid of  acne scars let after accutane?

Specialist treatment: A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help using fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated promptly when it should have been, but i'm glad you got to use isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my hyperpigmentation and acne scars?

What can I do to help my hyperpigmentation and acne scars?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my face acne?

Can you tell me how to cure my face acne?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and acne scars fast?

How can I effectively treat acne and acne scars fast?

Control acne: Good medical therapy is the main stay of acne, scarring is more complex...Options include peels, derm abrasion ( painful).. Laser skin resurfacing. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more