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Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Are there any laser treatments for acne marks or pitted scars?

Yes: There are a variety of options if you wish to be rid of acne scars; lasers are one choice. There's also the option of keeping them, as some of hollywood's stars have done. It's your body and your decision. ...Read more

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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Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments. ...Read more

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I do have some acne marks and my doctor suggested me laser treatment. Is it a good choice and will i get rid of it?

I do have some acne marks and my doctor suggested me laser treatment. Is it a good choice and will i get rid of it?

Not while active: While some laser treatments more specifically ipl or pdt) are directed at treating acne disease laser is generally not recommended for resurfacing with active lesions. Post op care typically requires occlusive dressings which can make the lesions worse. ...Read more

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I do hav sum acne marks n my doctor suggested me laser treatment. Is it a good decision and will i get rid of it?

I do hav sum acne marks n my doctor suggested me laser treatment. Is it a good decision and will i get rid of it?

Sounds good: This can be very helpful. I'm sorry your acne wasn't managed as it should have been, but today's lasers are remarkably helpful for scars. ...Read more

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What can I do to slowly lighten the acne mark i have? Laser is too expensive and time consuming for me..

What can I do to slowly lighten the acne mark i have? Laser is too expensive and time consuming for me..

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. ...Read more

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Is there a way to permanently shrink or eliminate poc marks/holes on my face from former acne scars from 10 years ago? With a laser or cream maybe?

Is there a way to permanently shrink or eliminate poc marks/holes on my face from former acne scars from 10 years ago?  With a laser or cream maybe?

Yes: Creams are unlikely to be effective. If you visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, fillers, fat grafting or scar excision would be some of the options. ...Read more

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I am using clindamycin gel with adapalene and orally azithromyc will it erase facial marks left out from acne?Or should I take up laser as a treatmen

I am using clindamycin gel with adapalene and orally azithromyc will it erase facial marks left out from acne?Or should I take up laser as a treatmen

Acne scars: Acne medications may help improve the red or dark marks left by acne spots. They don't do anything for skin texture changes due to scarring. If your acne is still ongoing, laser treatment of scars may actually cause more breakouts. Also squeezing or scratching acne spots can lead to more hyperpigmentation of the skin. There are acne meds like Azelaic Acid gel that may help lighten dark spots, too. ...Read more

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I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective?

Is laser acne removal effective?

Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Laser (Definition)

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