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Does laser resurfacing really get rid of acne scars?

Does laser resurfacing really get rid of acne scars?

Partially: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". ...Read more

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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


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Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Not really: But you can seek treatment for your freckles, which are basically sun damage. Seek consultation with a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for recommendations based on your appearance and degree of sun damage. Options for treatment include topical treatments, peels, lasers, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars without dermabrasion?

How can I get rid of acne scars without dermabrasion?

Difficult: Depends on the nature and depth of the scarring. If minor, then use of resurfacing lasers and medium to deep chemical peels will help. If scars are "ice-pick" in nature, even deep mechanical dermabrasion is not totally effective. Most treat with deeper mechanical abrasion to provide a "planing" effect versus the surface change of microdermabrasion. See medical care. ...Read more

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Does ematrix help to get rid of acne scars permenantly?

Does ematrix help to get rid of acne scars permenantly?

EMatrix and Scars: Ematrix is a radiofrequency energy that delivers a safe, controlled injury into the dermis of the skin. This results in collagen deposition by the body which ultimately results in smoother, tighter skin. The scars you have should be improved with each ematrix treatment, and more than a single treatment is usually required to treat visible scarring. ...Read more

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Do dermarollers help get rid of icepick scars?

Do dermarollers help get rid of icepick scars?

They can help: Scarring from acne comes in several types. Treatments that help include fraxel and CO2 laser resurfacing, micro needling, subcision, chemical peels, etc. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars and pock marks?

How do I get rid of acne scars and  pock marks?

Ablative laser thera: The best way to treat deep acne scars in my practice is to combine a deep near full thickness fractionate erbium beam laser with a full coverage superficial erbium laser peel. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Acne Scars: There are several treatments for acne scars depending on the type of scars. Most acne scars improve with laser procedures. Some more mild scars may only require chemical peels or microdermabasion., while more severe scarring may require dermabasion or surgical scar revision. Please consult your dermatologist to help guide you through. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

Multiple Options: The treatment depends on the severity and appearance of the scarring and how much you're willing to spend on treatment. Derma roller treatment is very inexpensive and can improve scarring all over the face. Much more expensive treatments such as ematrix or fraxel can improve the surface texture of your skin as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Many ways: There are many ways to get help with acne scars. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for advice and management. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Serious Rx: I'm sorry that your care was neglected when you were a teen and you ended up with scarring. I will assume that your disease is under control or has remitted. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can treat you with fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Serious Rx: I'm glad you're being treated; the antibiotic you list must not be sole therapy and I trust you're also using a topical such as benzoyl peroxide. Red and brown flat marks fade on their own. Depressed / pitted lesions can be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Sorry it happened: I'm sorry that your acne was not treated appropriately. You're an adult now and the first thing you must do is manage your disease if it is still active. Your physician is your best guide since your acne was severe enough to scar you. Scars can be made less visible by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or deep chemical peel, or local excision can frequently minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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Any way to get rid of pitted acne scars?

Any way to get rid of pitted acne scars?

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

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Best ways to get rid of acne scars fast?

Best ways to get rid of acne scars fast?

Can't be done: Even a dermatologist cannot make a scar go away. At best, they can be concealed by dermabrasion, laser work, or injections. It's your choice; several hollywood leading men have kept their scars to look tougher. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to get rid of acne scars?

Ultimate method to get rid of acne scars?

Improve not remove: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc in meantime avoid sun, consider silicone gel with sunblock, and stop tobacco use. ...Read more

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Which astrigent will get rid of acne scars?

Which astrigent will get rid of acne scars?

None: As far as i know there are no astringents that will get rid of acne scars. Even laser treatments only minimize the appearance of acne scars.. The best treatment is prevention of the acne. Consult a dermatologist for the best treatment of ongoing acne. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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