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Is Aquaphor Good For Acne Scars
Often very good: Mechanical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) can provide a "plane" removal of the acne scar edges, smoothing and flattening of the scar depressions. Better on scars that are crater-like (pox scar example) than deep "pit" type scars (called ice pick types). May require more than a single treatment, as there are limits to depth. New skin from oil & sweat glands and hair follicle to resurface. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can do laser, filler, or microsurgery. Several Hollywood male stars have kept their scars for "tough guy" roles, and depending on your self-concept, they may be a plus. ...Read more
Acne: Anything that causes the skin pores to get plugged up can contribute to acne. Be sure any facial cream or product used is labeled as noncomedogenic. That means that it will not contribute to acne. Some people may still be sensitive to those products and get a reaction. See the doctor for advice if still having the breakouts. One recommended product is called purpose. ...Read more
Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include laser, microderm, or subscision. ...Read more
No: Please forgive my frankness. If you continue to explore worthless internet / 'pop' remedies, you'll just end up with more scars that you'll have for life. Acne sufficient to produce scarring is a problem that will require your physician's intervention. It's not related to your lifestyle or diet. Make the phone call to your doctor now. A few specialists can help some with deep scars. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Many skin products are sold as "good for treating acne", but it is hard to tell what really will happen on one's face. If wanting to test it, one can use the Sudocrem Acne Cream product on the left or right side of the face, and not use it on the other side of the face. If after 2 months, the Sudocrem side of the face is noticeably better than the other side, then the Sudocrem might be helping. ...Read more
No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Aquaphor & Healing: Aquaphor is a good way to protect skin barrier that has been disrupted a result of inflammation or controlled injury, such as a "laser peel". It prevents skin from drying out and becoming tight and itchy. It has no discreet medicinal properties. Use should not harm a small scab. If the area is sizable, see your doctor for a better recommendation. ...Read more
Don't think so: Once you have scars from acne, there is no potion that will make them better. The remedy you mentioned may help in keeping acne from getting worse. For scar treatment you need a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who will tell you if they can help. Good luck from nyc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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