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How well does a chemical peel work for removing old scars on the face?

How well does a chemical peel work for removing old scars on the face?

Depends: Chemical peels and/or laser treatments may be an important part of scar revision but without knowing more details, detail recommendations are impossible. The size, location of the scar as well as it's character (flat, heaped up, etc) all influence the best way to improve the appearance of a scar. Other treatment options include dermabrasion, scar revision surgery, and injections. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Chemical Peel (Definition)

A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give ...Read more


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How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

Benzoyl Peroxide: Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin. Less serious side effects may include: mild stinging or burning; itching or tingly feeling; skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or redness or other irritation. ...Read more

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Approximately how much would it cost for a laser treatment on the face to remove acne/acne scars? And where can u contact these doctors?

Approximately how much would it cost for a laser treatment on the face to remove acne/acne scars? And where can u contact these doctors?

It will vary greatly: I see that you are in the us and if you phone a medical school, the dermatology residents (who are super-smart and up-to-date) might welcome you at a very reasonable price. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but do keep in mind that several of the top hollywood guys kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your call -- i hope you get what you want. ...Read more

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What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

Yes but beware: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is used to tone the skin by removing oils from the skin and is used for acne. It can also reduce inflammatory pigmentation as found in acne. Other agents such as Kojic acid, hydroquinone, and other plant peroxides can also decrease pigmentation. 2% salicylic acid is over the counter and can dry out skin if overused, so consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of post acne red scars that are on the same level with the skin?

How to get rid of post acne red scars that are on the same level with the skin?

Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of acne scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection. ...Read more

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Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?

Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?

Not sure: Silicone gel is used for scars, probably best for fresh scars to reduce the formation. On established scars it is unclear how well it works. Acne scars are well treated with chemical peels, microneedling and laser treatments. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Whats the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Usually need Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, and/or salicylic acid, plus a systemic antibiotic for at least a few weeks which you'll need to get from your physician. You are free to use your derma-oil but if you actually believe it will "get rid of" scars and pigmentation, you'll be disappointed. The world's full of misleading ads. ...Read more

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Will a chemical peel help with the pitted scars on my face from acne?

Will a chemical peel help with the pitted scars on my face from acne?

A little: Deep acne scars are difficult to completely remove. Chemical peeling will help some, but the best results are with fractional laser skin resurfacing. It usually takes 2-4 treatments depending on how bad the acne scars are, but the improvement gained with laser treatments can be impressive. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

What's the best way to treat a 2nd degree burn mark? Also how can I remove the scar after it's healed?

Promote healing: The best way is to protect the wound to speed up healing i.e. Leave the blister intact unless it is so large it is a problem. Then a doctor should debride it and provide a sterile dressing and antibiotic cream. Keep the mark out of direct sunlight and don't smoke as it slows healing. You can also purchase silicone gel/ sheeting as that can speed fading. See a plastic surgeon for further help. ...Read more

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Can hydroquinone effectively treat the brown scars of lichen planus on my shoulder and bikini line?And how much should I take it 4%?

Can hydroquinone effectively treat the  brown scars of lichen planus on my shoulder and bikini line?And how much should I take it 4%?

Can help: Hydroquinone 4% is available by prescription and is more effective than 2% which is available over the counter. It can help reduce the dark discolorations but probably not remove it completely. Use for a couple months. Important not to keep using continuously without a break due to side-effects. ...Read more

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How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

How can I heal a chemical burn on face?

After care: Keep the area clean and i would keep Bacitracin on the area with some kind of dressing. Eventually you may need a topical steroid. I would recommend seeing a physician if it is a severe burn. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O. ...Read more

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What's the effect of diamond hydra or diamond peel? How many times do I need to undergo this treament to see the effect?

What's the effect of diamond hydra or diamond peel? How many times do I need to undergo this treament to see the effect?

Microdermabrasion: These procedures, both types of microdermabrasion, serve only to polish the upper layer of skin. There is some contention among some experts that microdermabrasion actually stimulates collagen repair below the epidermis. I personally find in my patients that a monthly microdermabrasion actually does continually polish the skin, increase translucency, and removes minor defects. ...Read more

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What is the best type of skin peel to use for my skin without whitening it?

What is the best type of skin peel to use for my skin without whitening it?

Hydroxy acids: depending on your skin type, alpha and beta hydroxy acids work well for removing dead skin, without lightening your skin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

Not curable: Dr. Ferguson has given you good advice. You need to accept that acne is not a curable disease but will remit at some unknown time. I was able to stop using meds when i was 50. If you can't tolerate the meds you listed, perhaps a combination of a salicylic acid wash and a topical or systemic antibiotic chosen by your physician, or spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill will clear you. ...Read more

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What type of rejuvenation skin treatment will eliminate the acne scars on my face? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I've looked into the available rejuvenation skin treatments, but i can't decide what method offers me the best possible result. What ty

What type of rejuvenation skin treatment will eliminate the acne scars on my face? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I've looked into the available rejuvenation skin treatments, but i can't decide what method offers me the best possible result. What ty

Acne scar treatment: Depending on your skin type, CO2 fractional resurfacing or similar can be beneficial for improving acne scarring. Now there are very promising improvements seen with INFINI bipolar microneedling fractional radiofrequency with and without Bellafill injections into residual scars. Check your area for doctors who offer INFINI treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more