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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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Recommend evaluation: With either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to determine your options. ...Read more
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
How do I reduce my acne, acne scars/ dark spot, energises and brighten my dull complexion. What ingredient should I look for in products?
Acne scars: You need to visit a dermatologist for help ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?
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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Cheeks are redn from acne scars? I'm on Accutane but what can I do to reduce their appearance? Any scar creams work or no?
I had a lot of acne on my forehead when I was younger, and this resulted in dark acne scars on my forehead with some mini indentations where the acne was. What can I use to reduce the scaring as they are not getting lighter with age?
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
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
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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