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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Can I get rid of back acne and scars by skin peeling?

Can I get rid of back acne and scars by skin peeling?

No: Acne on the back almost always requires a systemic antibiotic or stronger systemic therapy, in addition to some evidence-based topical treatment. Being a young adult is hard enough without having to accept an ineffective "pop / natural" treatment; today all acne can be treated effectively and this is your right.

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Chemical peels,: Laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion are all methods of removing a portion of the skin surface that stimulates healing, and development of collagen and elastic fibers (along with a new skin surface) that reduces (but does not remove) scars. If your skin is sensitive, the treatments designed to reduce acne scarring will need to be less severe (and will be less effective). Laser may be most precise.

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

There: There are a few options when it comes to skin resurfacing for acne scar and pigmentation issues. Chemical peels and lasers are two options. Another option that works well for treating just portions of the face is dermabrasion. This produces more of a physical sanding of the skin. The idea with all 3 procedures is to remove the outer layer of skin cells. New skin then regrows into the area to create a smoother, more even pigmentation.

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but I feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Not always: Skin resurfacing is performed by a variety of techniques - chemical peels are only one option. Other options include dermabrasion and laser resurfacing (done with a variety of lasers depending upon degree of scarring). The best option for you would depend upon the how deep your acne scars are and how extensive your "sun spots" are.

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How to get rid of itchy (mornings, evenings) little red dots on my feet? On parts with them skin is peeling off. They come at winter, disappear at summ.

How to get rid of itchy (mornings, evenings) little red dots on my feet? On parts with them skin is peeling off. They come at winter, disappear at summ.

To start with...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist.

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What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

Depends on scar: Redness tends to resolve over several months. If it is related to raised scarring therapy with intralesional steroids or pulsed dye laser. Depressed or atrophic scars may require fillers, saline injections or laser resurfacing.

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Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...

Would the CO2 laser I'm getting for raised acne scars get rid of the redness. Skin turns red with slightest rubbing or touching...

No: The CO2 laser will not address the redness of your skin. Redness is usually due to telangiectasias, flushing, or rosacea. A different laser wavelength would be necessary to reduce redness (i.e., Pulsed dye lasers, Intense pulsed light, etc.). In fact, your redness will be slightly increased during the healing process.

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How to get rid of scars left from peeling caused by a sunburn?

How to get rid of scars left from peeling caused by a sunburn?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for treatment. Usually takes 3 to 6 months to resolve.

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My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

See below: That really depends on the type of scars you have. Generally speaking, scars never disappear, but they may look better after laser treatment. Good luck from NYC

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What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment?

Peel vs Laser: Your doctor had the advantage of being able to see the kind and event of scarring your are looking to improve and what your skin type is. Patients with darker skin tones are not idea candidates for laser treatments. Extensive scarring typically will not be significantly improved with just chemical peels.

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Could use your help docs! My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Could use your help docs! My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Seeing is believing: A doctor who has seen you has more information than we can get from you online. Scars cannot be completely removed. They are how we heal; however, sometimes additional treatment can help reduce a scar. Consult several board certified plastic surgeons in your area, and be realistic about what can be done.

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Did a 70% glycolic peel 3 weeks back and it left 2 burn scars. Will the scars be permanent? What can I do to get rid of em' as early as possible.

Did a 70% glycolic peel 3 weeks back and it left 2 burn scars. Will the scars be permanent? What can I do to get rid of em' as early as possible.

Scar management: If you healed your wounds within three weeks then you may escape longterm sequelae by managing the burnt areas with a scar care cream and sunblock. You would likely use the products for about 6 months. Don't use tanning booths in this period.

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70% glycolic peel left burn scars on my face. The scars are still visible even after 4 months. What can be done to get rid of them completely?

70% glycolic peel left burn scars on my face. The scars are still visible even after 4 months. What can be done to get rid of them completely?

Facial burn: Dear salem_trial: I am sorry for your plight, the truth is without pictures I can't say. Is it a full thickness or partial thickness burn? Is it post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? I would recommend consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in chemexfoliation.

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Help please! Is chemical peeling product or raser is good for get rid of acne scars?

Laser is better: Laser resurfacing is better to improve acne scarring. I recommend the fraxel laser. Four treatments are usually required, but the results will be significantly better that with chemical peeling. The fraxel works well for acne scarring, as well as fine lines and wrinkles and photoaging. Fraxel can be used on most skin types, and all over the face and body. The fraxel laser is fda approved.

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How do I get rid of peeling skin from the sun quickly?

Moisturizer: Keep skin moisturized, but really there is not much you can do beyond that to help process.

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How do I get rid of really dry skin on my face it's peeling. Please help?

How do I get rid of really dry skin on my face it's peeling. Please help?

Exfoliate + Moisture: The simplest way to improve flaking skin is by using an exfoliant, either physical (microbeads) or chemical (lactic or glycolic acid). You can do a chemical peel, microderm abrasion or laser resurfacing to start and then maintain with 2-3 times a week exfoliation at home and then one of the more aggressive ways every 3-6 months depending on your skin. Also use a good emollient moisturizer.