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Pitted Acne Scars
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
Yes: Dermatologists have a variety of methods including dermabrasion, fillers, and lasers to make the scars less obvious. Before you choose, notice that several hollywood leading men have kept or even cultivated these scars to look "tougher". It's your body and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more
Are surgical procedures the only way to heal pitted acne scars? Used retacnyl (prescribed) soon after scar formation for 5 months now but still red...
I have a indented 0.6cm box-car looking acne pitted scar in length and around 0.2cm in depth next to my brows. Treatment to recommend? Ty!
Laser genesis: I would recommend a laser genesis treatment. We offer this at TLC aesthetics in tampa florida. See our website at botoxfun.Com. The laser genesis treatment sends heat to the area to help with collagen stimulation and scar reduction. A series of laser genesis treatments weekly would help significantly with scar reduction. ...Read more
Why do some people with acne get pitted scars and others raised. Had cystic acne and mine are raised. Was told nothing I could do to reduce them..
That's the facts: Chad, I am REALLY sorry that your acne was neglected when your scarring could have been prevented. You're almost an adult now, and no longer constrained by the whims and ignorance of your parents. If you still have active disease, get on the phone with your physician. You can perhaps get help from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser or microsurgical capability. ...Read more
Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can try: Red marks should be left alone as the new vessels heal the damaged tissue. Brown marks fade on their own after a few months; you can use a topical hydroquinone but it's messy and you can end up looking worse for it. The key is managing your active disease. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
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