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I have a scarring on my face from road rash. Why am I getting pimples only on the scar tissue?

I have a scarring on my face from road rash. Why am I getting pimples only on the scar tissue?

It's normal: For probably unclear reasons, that injured skin is more susceptible to developing pimples. Be sure that the products you use to cleanse and moisturize are non-comedogenic. If they don't say they are, assume they aren't and that they will clog your pores and create problems. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I always get huge pimples right under my bottom in the crease and now I have lots of scar tissue, how to I prevent this from happening?

I always get huge pimples right under my bottom in the crease and now I have lots of scar tissue, how to I prevent this from happening?

Pimples: Keep the area dry and clean, avoid very tight fitting pants or underwear. Try applying rubbing alcohol to these regions daily to eradicate staph bacteria which cause these outbreaks. If severe pustules or boils keep developing, a course of potent antistaphyllococcal antibiotics may be needed. Discuss this with your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I treat my pimple scar?

How do I treat my pimple scar?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.

Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you remove pimple scars?

How can you remove pimple scars?

Various ways: First, make sure your acne is being treated so as to not produce new scars! Red or brown marks can be faded with lasers and/or topical fading creams. Many depressed acne scars can improve with laser treatments (such as ablative or non ablative fractional resurfacing treatments). Deep scars may need to be untethered (subcision) or actually cut out (excised). ...Read more

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How can I remove my pimple scars?

How can I remove my pimple scars?

A dermatologist: One's primary care doctor can refer to a dermatologist, who can examine the old scars to see what can be done. Some techniques include chemical peels to smooth out tiny defects, dermabrasion to sand the skin to become more even, and injecting fillers into some spots. Different dermatologists may use different methods, so it is fine to get opinions from two dermatologists. ...Read more

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How can you remove of pimple scars?

How can you remove of pimple scars?

Resurfacing: You can reduce the appearance of pimple scars with laser skin resurfacing or dermabrasion. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can help also. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to treat pimple scars?

What is an effective way to treat pimple scars?

Lots of ways to help: But nothing can cure or remove. Keeping skin hydrated, using glycolic acid products, retin-a, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can all help. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon for assistance. ...Read more

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What do I do to remove pimple blemishes and scars?

What do I do to remove pimple blemishes and scars?

Can't remove scars: I'm sorry you have scarring from neglected acne. It shouldn't have happened, but it did and you can prevent further scarring by getting with your physician -- you will most likely need a systemic rx, either Isotretinoin or an antibiotic. A dermatologist can manage the scars when your acne is successfully treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pimple scars?

Acne scars: A variety of modalities are available such as dermabrasion, excision or subcision, laser or radiofrequency resurfacing, injectable fillers, fat and/or stem cell treatments. ...Read more

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How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

Pigmentation p/acne: Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time. Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option. ...Read more

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In my face I have pimple scar so how to clear it.....

In my face I have pimple scar so how to clear it.....

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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What a herbal medecine can erase scar cuase by pimple?

None of them: Herbal medicine is fascinating, but not even a dermatologist can erase a scar -- though a dermatologist can make it less visible using a filler, a laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read more

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I popped my pimple and now it's red underneath. Will there be a scar?

Probably: Most acne scars are very small. If this thing had ruptured, there would have been a scar as well. Wherever healing takes place -- and the red is early-developing scar tissue -- scarring is inevitable. Several hollywood leading men actually cultivated acne scars to look tougher, and many leading women have some obvious ones as well. ...Read more

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What fruits or herbs are best to apply topically to old pimple scars?

Home remedies: Some herbs etc such as aloe vera can help minimize scars but once pimple scars have developed there is no home remedy to cure them. (despite what you read on the web!) dermatologist have several things they can do to help. ...Read more

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My skin scars with every pimple! I do not pick at them. Why does this happen?

My skin scars with every pimple! I do not pick at them. Why does this happen?

Combination: It is probably due to a combination of your skin itself (more prone to scarring) and the type of acne you have. Some patients have very severe acne with minimal scarring, others have tiny little pimples that leave large scars. Be sure not to pick (as you are doing) but see your dermatologist to get this acne under control so you don't have any lasting scars. ...Read more

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I got a pimple to come to a head but couldn't extract the gunk inside out of it, I put a topcial solution on it and it burned the skin on top of the pimple, and the pimple still remains under the scar?

I got a pimple to come to a head but couldn't extract the gunk inside out of it, I put a topcial solution on it and it burned the skin on top of the pimple, and the pimple still remains under the scar?

Epidermal cyst: Often times true cysts will persist until the entire sac is destroyed or removed. See your dermatologist to evaluate and likely inject with cortisone. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimple scars?

How to get rid of pimple scars?

Acne scarring: Acne scarring can be treated with topical tx such as retin a (tretinoin) if mild, if more severe, laser, dermabrasion and other procedures can be performed. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of pimple scars?

What is the fastest way to get rid of pimple scars?

No simple remedy: Minimizing inflammation but that is not an easy answer and no quick answer to to best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples and pimple scars?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible Isotretinoin / scar revision. Acne is not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pimples from leaving scars?

How can I prevent pimples from leaving scars?

Don't pick!: See a dermatologist for acne recommendations, including antibiotics to reduce scarring from infected tissues being damaged. But more damage is done by picking, so this is critical. Clean skin also helps, as can some dietary changes to reduce oily skin and blocked pores. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that when you pick your pimples you get scars?

Have researchers found that when you pick your pimples you get scars?

Forever Present: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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How would I remove pimple scars?

Dermabrasion: Removing the superficial layers of shin can improve acne scaring, consult a dermatologist for their opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more