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How to fade acne scars?

How to fade acne scars?

You can try: Red marks should be left alone as the new vessels heal the damaged tissue. Brown marks fade on their own after a few months; you can use a topical hydroquinone but it's messy and you can end up looking worse for it. The key is managing your active disease. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...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


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How to make acne scars fade?

Avoid the sun: New scars are more sensitive to the sun. If you go out on a sunny day without protection you may get a tan but, your scars will get a burn which will in turn delay the fading of your scars. I recommend spf of 30 when you are exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne scar?

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 can you fade out acne scars?

How can you fade out acne scars?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Can the clarisonic help fade acne scars?

Can the clarisonic help fade acne scars?

NO: Clarisonic is a cleansing system. Time alone will help fade scarring. If the scar is older than 1 year, there are other modalities to help such as ipl etc. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How can I heal acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

How can I heal acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

Specialist consult: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly and you ended up with these lesions. Trying to bleach hyperpigmented lesions will probably just make things worse. They fade eventually. Scars can be treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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How can you remove acne scars?

Fractionated laser: The fractionated carbon dioxide laser helps acne scars. (fraxel, matrix are trade names). ...Read more

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How can you remove acne scars?

How can you remove acne scars?

A comprehensive: Evaluation by a good dermatologist would be your best first step. That way you can select from a variety of treatments, including laser, chemical peel, subcision, excision and fillers. ...Read more

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How to remove acne marks?

How to remove acne marks?

Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more

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How to remove acne scars fast?

How to remove acne scars fast?

Information: Unfortunately you cannot get rid of acne scars completely. Dermabrasion can make them less noticeable. Cover make up may be as good as anything. ...Read more

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How to make acne scar disappear?

Fraxel for acne scar: Fractionated carbon dioxide laser ( one trade name is fraxel) works well for acne scarring. You will never be 100% smooth, but it does improve the scarring by about 50%. You may also need more than one treatment. ...Read more

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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Can sunscreen cause my acne scars to fade?

Sunscreen: When you wear sunscreen you are protecting yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Typically any scar on your skin will appear darker or more intense when exposed to the sun. Unless your sunscreen has an active ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of scars, simply protecting your skin from the sun is helping scars fade. ...Read more

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How to fade depressed acne scars ??

How to fade depressed acne scars ??

Treatments acne scar: There are several treatments for acne scars. First, are chemical peels ,and topicals such as retiniods. Some scars may need surgical treatment such as subscision or excision. Lasers tend to be a great treatment for many types of acne scar. Some scarring is resistant and requires dermabrasion. The best thing would be to consult your dermatologist and decide which treatment would benefit you. ...Read more

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How to remove acne mark.?

How to remove acne mark.?

DEPENDS!!!: Different acne marks must be treated in different ways. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will erythromcyin gel 2% help my acne scars to fade?

Will erythromcyin gel 2% help my acne scars to fade?

Erythromycin: No, the topical antibiotic application is meant to treat active infection or prevent infection which inflames acne, it does not improve the appearance of existing acne scars. Depending on the type of scar you may have, you will need more aggressive treatments such as subcision, peels, microneedling, resurfacing etc. Pigmentation is yet another story and will need different 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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