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How To Remove Blackheads From Stretch Marks
You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult - But...: Acne scars are one of the most difficult things to treat in plastic surgery. If the skin characteristics are optimal, the best approach is to use laser resurfacing to "polish" the skin. There is downtime and limited risk to laser resurfacing and it will typically take multiple treatments to get "some" improvement (no magic wand - but probably the best thing out there. Surgery/fillers less optimal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Stretch Marks: There are a few different types of lasers that are used to help minimize stretch marks — the pulsed dye laser and fractional laser therapy are two of the most common. Different lasers target different types of stretch marks, which can be darker (red or purple) or white, but the end goal remains the same: to achieve smooth, healthy skin sans stretch marks. Both types of laser are effective. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch Marks: Laser therapies use intense wavelengths of light to stimulate the growth of collagen, elastin or melanin production in your skin. Your doctor can help you determine which type of laser technology is appropriate for you, depending on the age and location of your stretch marks and your skin color. ...Read more
Stretch marks: Striae or stretch marks can be very challenging to treat. First, it they are still red or purple in color they are much more susceptible to treatment. Topicals such as retin-A and gylcolic acids can be very effective. In addition, laser treatments using non- ablative technology that stimulate collagen can improve the damaged skin considerably. If it is white these methods are less effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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