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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

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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Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

No: Forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you have acne scars in the first place, and it's especially unfortunate if a fixation on "natural healing" caused somebody to neglect 21st century medical care of acne. Scars can be treated with fillers, lasers, or microsurgery by a specialist. Again, I'm really sorry you got scarred & hope you can get effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of acne scars?

How can I reduce the appearance of acne scars?

Multiple options: Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." scar excision/revision, injectable fillers/fat, subcision, laser, chem peel, dermabrasion, etc. Many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Can acne scars disappear or reduce after years?

Scars are permanent,: As time goes by they will fade and the scar retraction will loosen to a degree. But they are permanent, so do not pick or squeeze, worsening the damage and scar that results. Fortunately, acne does usually diminish and in se cases go away as you get older. But adult acne does exist, and women who have children can suffer hormonal acne outbreaks. Dermatologists can help acne; plas surg for scars! ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Help is available: Please forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place. Your acne could have been managed by scientific means. If you / your parents resisted these because of a fixation on "natural" / folk / phony treatments, you have my sympathy. You can be treated with fillers, microsurgery, or laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch them. Sorry, Blake, it's the truth. ...Read more

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What's the best make up brand to help reduce acne and acne scars?

What's the best make up brand to help reduce acne and acne scars?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Does even better by clinique really reduce the appearance of acne scars?

Does even better by clinique really reduce the appearance of acne scars?

Acne scars: If the scars disappear temporarily by stretching the skin of the affected area they can disappear with injections of dermafillers (restylane, juvederm etc.)and possibly with creams that contain the same (hyaluronic acid). In cases of acne, peeling is a consideration (chemical facial peel) to treat acne scars. ...Read more

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Plz suggest me some ointments to reduce acne and acne scars? I am using eromycin lotion

Plz suggest me some ointments to reduce acne and acne scars? I am using eromycin lotion

Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars I'm addition to surgical interventions and/or resurfacing techniques. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels reduce scars like acne scars?

Some peels do: Yes, some peels do reduce acne scars. It depends on the type and depth of the scar and which agents are used. You need to see a dermatologist who specializes in chemical peeling. ...Read more

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Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Improve Acne Scars: I do not know of any effective home-care only ways to reduce acne scars. Products like tretinoin and lightening agents can be used to reduce textural and pigment irregularities that are seen with acne breakouts. For acne scars, medium depth peels, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion are effective modalities to improve scarring, depending on extent of scarring and skin type. ...Read more

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Is there any way to eliminate (or reduce)acne scars all over my face?

Is there any way to eliminate (or reduce)acne scars all over my face?

Recommend evaluation: With either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to determine your options. ...Read more

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Dear dr. How reduce acne scar on face? I try many things but no use please help me?

Dear dr. How reduce acne scar on face? I try many things but no use please help me?

Improve not remove: First consult with your dermatologist to learn how to best control your outbreaks and prevent future scarring. Once under control treating existing scars may involve multimodal therapy with make-up, skin care, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, skin needling, bleaching, laser, scar revision, grafting, excision, fat transfer and more. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to reduce acne scars?

What are some treatments to reduce acne scars?

See Skin Care Doctor: You should see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist who treats acne and acne scars
let them examine you and treat you. ...Read more

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How can you reduce hyperpigmentation from an acne scar?

Have you tried: Skin lightening agents, like hydroquinone or kojic acid? These are found in many "bleaching creams", and can reduce the appearance of blotchy dark pigment. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to reduce the recurring acne scars on my face?

What is an effective way to reduce the recurring acne scars on my face?

Control break outs: The acne process needs to be under control in order to keep from recreating additional scarring. Help from a qualified physician is primary. Treatment with either fractionated lasers or ablative lasers for more severe cases vs chemical peels and microdeabrasion for more superficial situations can be helpful. Your coloration will help guide the proper tx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any possible way to reduce facial flushing/redness after a shower? What about redness on cheeks from acne scar during a normal day?

Any possible way to reduce facial flushing/redness after a shower? What about redness on cheeks from acne scar during a normal day?

Facial flush. Acne: Try reducing the heat in your shower water. The redness in your cheeks can be reduced longterm with a treatment like ipl (intense pulsed light) or nd:yag laser.
The most effective treatment for you can be determined after consultation with a facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does Mederma get rid or reduce the appearance of acne scars as it says?

Does Mederma get rid or reduce the appearance of acne scars as it says?

Scar treatment: Over the counter scar remedies can help soften and reduce appearance of scars. There is nothing that erases a scar. No laser, no cream, no surgery... All of these can only "improve" the appearance of a scar. If the scars are significant and deep, I would recommend seeking out the advise of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Will bio oil help reduce my hyperpigmentation acne scars? Is it effective?

Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read more

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Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?

Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?

Depends: Retin A (tretinoin) is an amazing med, and one of the only proven medications to treat a multitude of things in the skin. Its main function is cell turnover which helps to decrease fine lines and wrinkles and smoothen the skin. It can improve pigmentation issues when used with appropriate brightening products. It does not really affect pore size, and can improve acne scars.
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Can photodynamic therapy (pdt) reduce the looks of acne scars and pigmentation?

Can photodynamic therapy (pdt) reduce the looks of acne scars and pigmentation?

Under clinical trial: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) is currently under clinical trials for treatment of severe acne. While initial clinical trials indicate that it may well be an effective treatment for severe acne, the question remains as to whether or not it is actually better than current standard acne treatment regimens. Treatments can spur redness and burning. The concept of pdt altering pigmentation is ancient. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Doc I have an oily face and some red acne scars on my cheeks what will I do to reduce the scars and lessen the redness of it? Thanks

Doc I have an oily face and some red acne scars on my cheeks what will I do to reduce the scars and lessen the redness of it? Thanks

This is serious: Your acne is so severe that you've had to have your scars treated with a laser -- yet you do not list any medications. You're sixteen years old and you can take the initiative with your treatment. Insist that your physician offer you something that will clear you -- a systemic antibiotic will be required and if you are offered isotretinoin, give it very serious consideration despite the scares. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want to do fractional co2 laser cause its painfull and kinda expensivebut is there any product like a cream or something to reduce acne scars?

None: There is no cream that I know of that will reduce acne scars. There are some products that may help you and aren't as $$$ as the laser. A series of medical grade peels may help reduce or soften the scars and they would be under $1000 for the package. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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