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Pimple On 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My friend has these pimple like things that appear sometimes and it would have puss and it would leave scars. What to do?
I tried toget rid of a scrotumhairfolicle thinking itwas a pimple, and now I have a white circular scar, that's normal? No itch no nothing
Yes: That can be normal...As long as it is flat and not painful. ...Read more
Hello, my skin tore from picking my pimple (my bad habit) how do I make it grow back faster and not have a scar, how can I make it heal faster?
See a: Dermatologist for specific management, you need an expert's input, good luck ...Read more
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
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
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