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I Have Pimple Scars
Asking about acne?: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe Accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red marks left over from popped pimples, i also have little dark scabs, how can I heal them overnight?
Overnight?: Scabs take a few days to heal and then fall off. The red marks fade over weeks to months. ...Read more
I have a question abaout acne scar . I got acne in my back and my cheast its already cure but I have problem cos I have scar , how to remove my scar?
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. In meantime stop picking, and consider silicone with sunscreen, and avoid tobacco use. ...Read more
How can I get rid of red spots on forehead from pimples popped about a year ago? I don't have acne anymore but i still have red spots. Any help?
I have left over red marks from popped pimples. I also have little scab-like dark marks. How can I get rid of these overnight?
Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more
Time is important: When you are on accutaine you are more prone to complications of peels laser burns etc. I would advise you to show your dermatologist who wrote for the accutaine and avoid any peels or laser therapy for a good 6 months to a year! it may just be from the accutaine and resolve in the next months. ...Read more
Wait: Acl reconsruction surg. Scars(esp .Patellar tendon) take 'awhile' to mature...Some will take as long as a year to fully mature in my experience.Wait...Also if out in sun apply sun block to scar...If scar is wide and raised (keloid-like) after a year u may want to see a plastic surgeon(this is fairly rare).Good luck! ...Read more
I had acne but now I have scars. What can I do to get rid of my scars or fix up my face a little?
Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion? .
Avoid the moles: These few large moles sound like what physicians define as pigmented nevi. Anything pigmented can be difficult to follow to rule out changing to a melanoma. A melanoma has changes in color, irregular borders, can bleed, and can be itchy. If one gets dermabrasion of the mole, it may be very difficult to interpret the mole over time. The dermabrasion needs to avoid the moles and be done precisely. ...Read more
No more pimples, still on accutane, but I have red acne scars on my cheeks and redness uneven skintone. Any treatments i can do ? I have wedding soon
Ease up on RetinA: You state that you are on Accutane but your history states you are on retin a (tretinoin) as well. You may want to ease up on the retin a (tretinoin) as that may be responsible for your redness. Some patients love and swear by relight therapy but the science is lacking. Nor surgical interventions can be done because of the Accutane so cosmetics may be your best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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