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Is there any way to get rid of acne scars once you have them?

Is there any way to get rid of acne scars once you have them?

Can be improved: Various treatments can be useful to treat acne scarring. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?

Is there any way to get rid of acne scars, 100%? I mean are plastic surgeries done for acne scars removal?

Can improve scars: Plastic surgery can significantly IMPROVE acne scars with a wide variety of modalities, ranging from skin emolients to injectables, to dermabrasions or Laser resurfacing....Dr. Csaba L.Magassy ...Read more

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Any way to get rid of acne scars at home? I have little holes and hyperpigmentation. it looks like red with a black "hole" in the middle

Unfortunately : Unfortunately I do not know of any way to remove acne scars at home. Other than giving them time. There are options for improving the scars though, just nothing I know of to try at home. Sorry. ...Read more

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Is there a quick way to get rid of acne scars?

Is there a quick way to get rid of acne scars?

No quick options: 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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What is the best way to get, rid of acne scars?

What is the best way to get, rid of acne scars?

Combination.: Usually need to combine a few treatments, but if you had to choose one, i would recommend fractionated laser co2 such as active fx. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to get rid of acne scars?

Please help! what is the best way to get rid of acne scars?

Serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne got neglected and you ended up with scars. The real scars (not just the brown marks, which fade with time) can be managed by a specialist with a laser, microsurgery or microinjection. Some hollywood stars keep their acne scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest and safest way to get rid of acne scars?

Laser: You know that you can't do it by yourself. From my reading, laser treatment's worked remarkably well for most folks. Injections, surgery, and dermabrasion are also used. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to get rid of acne scars on my face?

What is a quick way to get rid of acne scars on my face?

No quick answer: Unfortunately, there is not a quick or easy solution. The best approaches are -laser treatements -tca cross treatments -excision of individual scars sometimes a combination of these approaches is best. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to get rid of acne scars and redness?

Acne scar treatment: For shallow acne scarring, dermabrasion and co2 lasers can help smooth the skin. For deeper scarring, excision of the scars followed by closure with stitches is usually required. If redness is secondary to an acne outbreak, treating the outbreak should resolve it. For chronic redness, first see a dermatologist as you may have a treatable rash. Otherwise, hydroquinone cream can lighten the skin. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of acne scars on arms?

What's the best way to get rid of acne scars on arms?

Acne scar tx: It depends.....If the scars are flat and discolored there are otc and prescription strength creams to help blend the pigment. If they are indented or look like divots that means there is some scar tissue in there and they will be harder to treat. You want to build up some collagen in the indented areas to " fill" them back out. Microneedling, lasers and injected dermal filler can help do this. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more