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How can I effectively treat acne marks?

How can I effectively treat acne marks?

Scars: This will require a dermatology consult. They can be made less visible by microsurgery, laser, filler or dermabrasion. It's your choice; remember that some hollywood leading men have kept their to look "tough." best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How can you treat acne "pock marks?

How can you treat acne "pock marks?

Pock mark treatment: Often multiple approaches are required to treat acne scars. The skin can be treated with lasers or chemicals to cause collagen formation. The scar can be undermined with subcision to release the scar from the underlying tissue. Lastly the scars can be filled with a dermal filler material after subcision to plump up that area. I hope this helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surge. ...Read more

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What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

Treatable: Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones. It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Acne marks all over my body. What are some good ways to treat this?

Acne marks all over my body. What are some good ways to treat this?

Scarring: If you have widespread scarring, and you do not want it (some men don't mind or like it), you deserve the opportunity that a dermatologist can offer -- laser, dermabrasion, or fillers. I'm sorry that this happened to you -- it's appalling in this day and age where all acne is fairly easy to manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 23 female having severe acne and acne marks from last few years , every night i get a new acne , how should I treat it and get my face spotless ?

I am 23 female having severe acne and acne marks from last few years , every night i get a new acne , how should I treat it and get my face spotless ?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne marks from my face? I had severe acne but that has been treated by duac gel. Now i just have the marks.

How can I remove acne marks from my face? I had severe acne but that has been treated by duac gel. Now i just have the marks.

Derm consult: Very glad you got treated for the basic disease. Brown marks will fade over time. Leave them alone. It's your decision whether to keep the scars. A dermatologist can laser, abrade, fill and/or operate them. Before you decide to do this, notice how many hollywood stars have kept their scars in order to look "tough". Hoping you get what you want. Cheers. ...Read more

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Im 23 pregnant and was wondering can I use this serum on my face to spot treat my acne marks it has hydroquinone and retinyl propionate?

Im 23 pregnant and was wondering can I use this serum on my face to spot treat my acne marks it has hydroquinone and retinyl propionate?

No: Retinol derivatives, like retinyl propionate, are recommended against for use during pregnancy due to the possibility of birth defects in similar compounds. It is best to avoid these types of creams and use something different while pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

Tetracyclines: Don't use any antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. You need to have a physician's help with this. If a combination of a systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, there are stronger rx's that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have small red pimples on penis and i get a pain on tip when i pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

I have small red pimples on penis and i get a pain on tip when i pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

See a doctor: Without being able to see these lesions there is no way in which to make a rational diagnosis. You need to go and be evaluated by a professional and treated accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more