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How To Reduce Pitted Acne Scars
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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!See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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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.
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.
Recommend evaluation: With either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to determine your options.
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.
Benzoyl Peroxide: Your present therapy is not very effective. Benz-peroxide 2-1half or 5% can be used in addition or instead, costing about $5 otc. If you call it "pro-activ" it is much more expensive. Keep it off any nice fabrics that you don't want to bleach. If you need to get serious about acne, see a dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
I: Use hydroquinone and pyranase see totalskincare. Com.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
No: It only works to improve acne outbreaks.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
How do I reduce my acne, acne scars/ dark spot, energises and brighten my dull complexion. What ingredient should I look for in products?
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