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Hyperpigmentation Acne Scars
Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Depending on the amount of time since the scars developed, they might fade with time. Otherwise, hydroquinone based creams, sometimes combined with retin-a, may be helpful, although these also take time. Finally, laser based treatments might be effective. Check with your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist for options. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Yes: yes It can help some but not a lot ...Read more
Combo treatments: Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation often occur together. Once the inflammatory acne is under control ,topical 2% salicylic acid can conditions skin and reduce pigmentation. Microabrasion with claisonic brush, medical grade microdermabrasion , micro needling , or stronger chemical peels are options to discuss with a specialist. E-matrix and fraxel lasers can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help for Acne Scars: Dark spot or hyperpigmentation from acne is addressed by three things ideally, tretinoin to exfoliate, hydroquinone to lighten (i prefer 4%) and ipl to ablate the pigment in the lesions. Then sunblock always, always, always. Repeat. Scarring can be mild to deep and severe. Fractional ablation for mild scarring, deep scars may require full ablation or excision. ...Read more
A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on he exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. ...Read more
What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.
See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specialist consult: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly and you ended up with these lesions. Trying to bleach hyperpigmented lesions will probably just make things worse. They fade eventually. Scars can be treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more
How are red, smooth acne scars (marks?) formed and how can they be treated, seeing as they are not forms of hyperpigmentation. ?
Acne Scars: Acne scars may be pitted, pigmented, or red (vascular). Scars from injury or surgery may be red as well. In my practice, i treat redness in scars with broad band light, a form of ipl that closes down the capillaries in the red area, decreasing the red color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?
Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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