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Lupus Back Acne With Scarring
What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.
Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...Read more
Dermatology visit: I'm sorry your acne was this severe and was not managed properly. Nothing you can do will affect the scars. A dermatologist can make them less visible with laser, dermabrasion, injection or microsurgery. For both sexes today, looks is first and foremost about fitness rather than skin. Several hollywood male stars have kept their scars for 'character', but I am glad you have a choice today. ...Read more
Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?
What would help with acne scars? I suffered from a terrible acne phase and now I'm left with a ton of acne scars
I am having low to moderate acne on my face & back. With rown complexion & some acne scars.
Please advice medicines & topical treatment for fair skin?
Get real Rx: If it's on your back, you'll probably need both topical treatment (consider benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative), plus a sytemic antibiotic or one of the big guns that only a dermatologist can write for. Some acne scars give a man character, but this should be a choice; this is the 21st century & all acne can be managed scientifically. ...Read more
Do acne scars fade and flatten out with time and Glycolic acid peels? Both hyper pigmentation and light indentation.
Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?
Don't give up!: Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Medications that contain a retinoid (such as adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene) have a powerful effect on preventing acne lesions, but also help smooth scarring and lighten marks (hyperpigmented areas) left by pimples. It can be a slow process, but little by little this medication should help. ...Read more
Best cleaning solution for diff type skin: sensitive clear face, insensitive back of neck with acne?
Two solutions: You will probably need two different solutions since the skin conditions are so different. On the face, you could use an extra gentle facial cleanser, e.g., Cetaphil Extra Sensitive formula and on the back of the neck, you can use an over-the-counter mild benzoyl peroxide wash. ...Read more
Hi, I had severe acne and therefore have deep scars on my face (all types of scars). please suggest will cicatrix and PRP treatment will work pl.
Severe acne: Please call your Primary doctor and ask for a referral to a skin specialist. Hope all goes well - keep me posted. ...Read more
Hi There, I have mild-moderate hormonal acne. I have some acne scarring on cheeks, how can you fade scarring fast?
What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?
Several: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is really good for sun damage but especially the brown spots. Chiemical peels can work too depending on the damage as well as on some acne scars. Other acne scars may need lasers or certain type of in office surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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