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Retin A Micro Acne Scars
See below: Retin-a mirco does not treat acne scarring. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakout as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne lesions. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Does retin-a micro help treat a slightly depressed red acne scar ? I've been on it for 10 weeks but no improvement in skin tone except for breakouts.
No: Neither will touch actual depressed scars, not can anything else. At best, you can hide your hyperpigmented lesions and even this is likely not to be very successful. Get your active disease under control, and if you wish, get seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can deal with the scars using a filler, laser or microsurgery. ...Read more
What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar ? Any creams ? Peels ? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks
Retin A Micro diluted with Emolene moisturiser. Is this effective for comedonal acne? Derm asked me to leave it on only for 10 minutes every day.
Can erythromycin topical 2% and retin-a micro be used in the same day? Say one in the am and one in the pm for acne?
Yes: You certainly can use this combination. Erythromycin in the am and retina-a micro at night would be the best plan. However, i rarely use erythromycin. Its just not that effective for most people. Clindamycin doesn't cost any more, and is usually much more effective, especially when it is combined with a small amount of benzoyl peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is their a RX for GETING rid if acne scars or do I just have to get micro dermabrasion treatment?
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