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How To Treat Scars On The Leg With A Chemical Peel
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
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
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.?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydroxy acids: depending on your skin type, alpha and beta hydroxy acids work well for removing dead skin, without lightening your skin. ...Read more
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
What can I use to lightened my skin complexion also what can be to use to remove stretch marks on the shoulder have a variety of them there.Thanks alo?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On legs I have uneven skin, scars, keratosis pilaris, ingrowns, brown pores on calves and raised pores on thighs. Will a light chemical peel help me?
Probably: Don't pay too much. Don't expect permanent result. ...Read more
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