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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens?

Dermabrasion: Abrasion of the skin is helpful for removing marks and scars. It is not used more as it has - in my opinion - a greater risk of causing a scar than the well controlled laser treatments.Like fractionated fraxel treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

The : The first step is to get the acne under control. Although accutane-like drugs require careful monitoring and can have potential side effects, they do work for severe acne that has not responded to typical prescriptions. Nonsystemic drug options include isolaz and photodynamic therapy for reducing acne, but... If she truly has severe acne, chances are she needs an rx oral program along with rx topicals. If the acne is in constant flare, no scar treatment will be effective as the continued cycle of tissue destruction will be in play. No teen should have to endure the psychological ravages of acne, so I do hope you will seek out a qualified acne specialist who has all the tools at hand. Dermabrasion is a messy and risky procedure that few doctors use. Fractional lasers have become the gold standard for acne scarring. It is far more tolerable with low risk. Depending on your daughter's ethnic heritage, she can embark of a series of treatments with or without pre treatment for potential post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Fraxel and other fractional erbium lasers cause new collagen growth so the scarred areas build up to become more level with unscarred skin. It is a process and can't be completed in procedure. Most average patients with scars see decent improvement after 4 to 5 sessions. Severe scarring may require some subcision (undercutting the scar floor first) followed by fraxel. Residual redness can be reduced with vascular lasers. ...Read more

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Are hydroquinone cream products good for whitening and removing acne red marks?

Are hydroquinone cream products good for whitening and removing acne red marks?

It's about pigment: Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at the scarring to determine if this is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...Read more

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Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and fast product or way that get rid of pimples/zit/blemish?

Which is the most effective and fast product or way that get rid of pimples/zit/blemish?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove acne marks?

How to remove acne marks?

Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more

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Can acne marks go away on their own?

Can acne marks go away on their own?

Yes: Most scars will fade with time. It doesn't necessarily mean it will resolve completely but usually becomes less prominent. Unfortunately the worse the scar, the more likely you are to have some residual signs even with years. ...Read more

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How do I remove acne marks naturally?

How do I remove acne marks naturally?

Can't be done: They fade with time, though it often takes several months. It's more important that you avoid getting new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can help with prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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What is the better cure of acne marks?

What is the better cure of acne marks?

Laser / Aesthetics: Laser therapy is very good at reducing scarring from acne - but specific lasers and a knowledgeable technician/physician is most important so as not to worsen the scarring... Sometimes - depending on skin type and type of scarring - other aesthetic treatments can help with decreasing the look of scars too... Good luck! ...Read more

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How to make my acne marks disappear ?

How to make my acne marks disappear   ?

See your physician: It depends on the depth of the scars and how much you have, also if there's more discoloration involved and if still with active acne. Using a noncomedogenic sunblock everyday will help prevent further discoloration. Retinoid products are known to reduce scarring over time but the most effective ones are by prescription. Glycolic acid may also help. See your physician for the best options for you. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne marks?

How can I effectively treat acne marks?

Scars: This will require a dermatology consult. They can be made less visible by microsurgery, laser, filler or dermabrasion. It's your choice; remember that some hollywood leading men have kept their to look "tough." best wishes. ...Read more

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Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Probably: This is an excellent bleaching cream that can be used anywhere from 1 day a week 2 more often if it does not dry out your skin. It may take several weeks to work and should be used at night. You should wear a sunscreen on top of any acne medicine that you were using because the sun will make the spots remaining darker longer. Any topical acne cream that has a retinoid in it will also help lighten. ...Read more

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How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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How can I fade acne marks within 2 weeks?

How can I fade acne marks within 2 weeks?

Don't try: Red marks can't be changed and they are necessary for healing. If you try to depigment the brown spots, you're likely to disfigure yourself. The key is to keep new lesions from forming. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Pls help me Dr. How can i remove acne marks?

Pls help me Dr. How can i remove acne marks?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Avoid picking and overly drying facial products & consider a noncomedogenic concealer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

Depends: On the type of acne and severity. If it is mild, simple few comedons, then few weeks. If recalcitrant, nodular, cystic , severe and many, then months. Also the dermatologist may help you to get rid of these mark soon. For acne please see http://doctorrajput.Com. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Do chocolate and black foods darken the acne marks?

Do chocolate and black foods darken the acne marks?

No: Pigments in foods have nothing to do with coloring of skin. Skin coloring has to do with amounts of melanin your skin cells produce. More likely you would benefit from using a strong sunscreen on your face each and every time you go outside, even if it's a cloudy day. The uv waves of light activate melanin, not foods. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best method for dark acne marks ?

Please recommend the best method for dark acne marks ?

Three steps: daily face cleanser with salicylic acid 2-5% exfoliate with retin-A every other night consider a bleaching cream or pigment reducer ( hydroquinone) for up to 3 months then take time off from the hydroquinone ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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