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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Pitted Acne Scars

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How do I treat old acne scars?

How do I treat old acne scars?

Resurfacing: There are also combined treatment options which use dermabrasion as well as ablative laser resurfacing (often Carbon Dioxide) and/or chemical peels. Depth of acne scarring, facial areas, and skin color/type all play into the best treatment option. Plastic or facial plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists specialize in this type of treatment.

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How could acne scars be treated?

How could acne scars be treated?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can make them less visible using lasers, microsurgery, a filler, or dermabrasion. Before you decide, remember that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. Results are so-so; chris pine hides his successfully with his trademark growth of beard stubble. Best wishes.

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How do you treat acne scars naturally?

How do you treat acne scars naturally?

Cannot: Some type or cream such as a presription retinoid or even better is a fractionated laser procedure. The laser will help but not eliminate the scars.

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How can I effectively treat acne scars?

How can I effectively treat acne scars?

Derm consult: Today there are lasers, fillers, dermabrasion, and microsurgery. The results are remarkable.

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How can I effectively treat bad acne scars?

How can I effectively treat bad acne scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck!

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What is the best way to treat acne and acne scars?

What is the best way to treat acne and acne scars?

Few ways: For oilyskin avoid comedogenic cosmet. Face/hair products.2.Topical benzoyl peroxide with topical antibiotic cream or 3. Topical tretinoic acid creams with top. Ben. Peroixe or 4. Oral antibiotic with top. Tretin5.Combinations of above oral tretin. In sev. Nodular type for maximum of 20 wks, by dr. In young females not plan. Pregn antiandrogen trt +, for pigment-top. Treti/ ohchlroroquinone/light trt.

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How can I effectively treat acne and acne scars fast?

Control acne: Good medical therapy is the main stay of acne, scarring is more complex...Options include peels, derm abrasion (painful). Laser skin resurfacing.

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How can I effectively treat acne scars and general acne?

How can I effectively treat acne scars and general acne?

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.

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How to know what is best way to treat acne scar in a natural way?

Can't be done: Acne is a serious, often disfiguring disease, and I am especially sorry that yours was not treated appropriately by real scientific rx that's available. Anyone offering a pill or topical application for the scars is scamming you. A dermatologist can make acne scars less conspicuous using a laser, filler, surgery, or dermabrasion. Jet li, tommy lee jones & casey pachall kept their to look tough.

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How can I effectively treat acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

Difficult: Acne on the trunk usually does not respond to anything short of systemic rx, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day; topical benzoyl peroxide may help as well. Scars can't be made to vanish by any means but a dermatologist can make them harder to see using lasers, fillers, surgery or abrasion.

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People are saying acne scars are permenent there is nothing I can do to treat them?

People are saying acne scars are permenent there is nothing I can do to treat them?

Acne scars: There are procedures that a dermatologist can present you with

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How to treat acne scars?

How to treat acne scars?

Scar: Depending how deep, a lot of dermatologists are offering laser treatments to help with acne scarring. Sometimes bleaching creams and peels are used for hyper pigmentation. Unfortunately, most of these therapies are considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance but they can really help.

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How to treat acne & scars it left?

How to treat acne & scars it left?

Acne treatment: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane.

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Can a tomato mask treat acne scars?

Can a tomato mask treat acne scars?

Won't hurt or help!: Unless you get some in your eyes! But honestly, there is nothing strong enough in tomato mask to actually help acne scarring. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can provide some improvement. Complete removal is unrealistic and impossible by any surgeon or technique in existence. Make your own tomato mask; don't waste your money buying it form some snake-oil salesman!

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How to treat old acne scars on butt quickly?

How to treat old acne scars on butt quickly?

Can't be done: I trust this is acne and not gynoid lipodystrophy / cellulite. Acne scars can be addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a filler, laser, or microsurgery.

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Can maderma treat bad acne scars? Like the ones that sink in your skin?

Can maderma treat bad acne scars? Like the ones that sink in your skin?

Better choices exist: Maderma is an ointment or cream based on an "active" extract from onions. There does not seem to be much scientific proof of it's effectiveness. We have been using a new scar cream with skin growth factors (Novoscar) which has been remarkable on scars. Unfortunately, your scar sounds like a "depressed" scar, and would probably need excision or laser treatment for improvement.

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Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser? And how long would it take?

Is it effective to treat acne scars with laser? And how long would it take?

Fractionated laser: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results.

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How can I treat acne scars and marks. The acne becomes black over time if I don't poke it out. When I poke it out it comes out like a black head.

How can I treat acne scars and marks. The acne becomes black over time if I don't poke it out. When I poke it out it comes out like a black head.

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral).

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