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Scarring Caused Acne
Help, not remove: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments antibiotics or creams ...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
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. Subsequent to that scars may require peels, lasers, resurfacing, dermabrasion, fillers or fast injection, excision, flaps, . ...Read more
Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a or glycolic based product that might give some improvement but you will probably need to do some deeper skin resurfacing like a chemical peel or laser peel. Another option is needling techniques. ...Read more
Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne? I have many scars on my face caused by the bad acne i had when i was a teenager. I would love to be able to have this fixed. Is facial scar revision a procedure that could help me, or is another proc
Acne scar revision: Hello, sight unseen it is difficult to describe the options best for managing your specific condition. There are some therapies to revise scars that involve surgically removing them and closing the less scarred adjacent skin although this only is useful when there are a few relatively deep scars with good adjacent skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both depressed and elevated scars can be treated with lasers and fillers. Fractionated lasers can improve depressed scars. Long term filler can be used in stretchable acne scars for longterm benefit.Laser has a healing time of 3-4 days after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I use cica care silicone sheet on a scar?The instruction says do not use on skin currently affected by acne. But my scar is caused by acne
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