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How can I get rid of major acne & acne scars. 10 points best answer?

How can I get rid of major acne & acne scars. 10 points best answer?

Right answer okay?: Hey, Zach. The fact that you have scars from your acne means your disease was neglected. If you're old enough to be writing HealthTap, you're old enough to get with your physician, who will determine whether you're a candidate for isotretinoin. It's scary stuff but so is being disfigured by acne & unable to get the job you want because of it. You need prescription Rx. Take advantage of it. ...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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Since I became pregnant, i've had major breakouts. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't get acne scars?

Since I became pregnant, i've had major breakouts. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't get acne scars?

Benzoyl peroxide: Most of the OTC skin products for acne are safe in pregnancy. Simple soap and water works great, as long as you understand that the high Progesterone levels in the first trimester are the cause for acne -- by the end of the third month, most major flare-ups are over. ...Read more

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Hello doctor iam 20 years old and i get acne very often I am not that much bothered by acne but the acne scars is the major problem I am suffernf 4rm?

Hello doctor  iam 20 years old and i get acne very often I am not that much bothered by acne but the acne scars is the major problem I am suffernf 4rm?

Acne Scarring: While nothing case erase the scars completely, there are options. I find ablative laser skin resurfacing to help for more severe cases. Depressed scars can sometimes be filled with dermal filler. There are non-ablative laser and radio frequency treatments that stimulate collagen formation and help the appearance. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or other physician with experience. ...Read more

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How do I treat old acne scars?

Resurfacing: There are also combined treatment options which use dermabrasion as well as ablative laser resurfacing (often Carbon Dioxide) and/or chemical peels. Depth of acne scarring, facial areas, and skin color/type all play into the best treatment option. Plastic or facial plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists specialize in this type of treatment. ...Read more

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Should acne scars ever go away?

Should acne scars ever go away?

Depends on timing: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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What can i do about acne scars?

What can i do about acne scars?

See dermatologist: A cosmetic dermatologist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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How can you fade out acne scars?

How can you fade out acne scars?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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How can i fade my old acne scars?

How can i fade my old acne scars?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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How do I quickly remove acne scars?

How do I quickly remove acne scars?

Multiple options: Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." scar excision/revision, injectable fillers/fat, subcision, laser, chem peel, dermabrasion, etc. Many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more