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How can I get rid of scars from pimples?

How can I get rid of scars from pimples?

Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...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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Any tips on depressed scars from pimples? Cheek area

Any tips on depressed scars from pimples? Cheek area

Resurfacing&fillers: Resurfacing techniques with microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or laser resurfacing and/or collagen induction therapy with mice-needling combined with fillers such as hyaluronic acid (juvederm, restylane) and or fat may be indicated. For deeper lesions surgical excision and/or grafting may be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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Can epiduo also be used to clear the scars left from pimples?

Can epiduo also be used to clear the scars left from pimples?

Only active acne: Epiduo may help to resolve active acne lesions but generally does not help to improve existing scars. ...Read more

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Can 5-fu be used on hypertrophic scar on nose? It is an old scar from cystic pimple. Is there non-steroid alternative to 5-fu? Thanks.

Can 5-fu be used on hypertrophic scar on nose? It is an old scar from cystic pimple.  Is there non-steroid alternative to 5-fu? Thanks.

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

Pigmentation p/acne: Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time. Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option. ...Read more

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I have an indented scar from a popped pimple that's about a month old. Is it possible to get a dermal filler while the healing process is taking place?

I have an indented scar from a popped pimple that's about a month old. Is it possible to get a dermal filler while the healing process is taking place?

Wait: Your body is more miraculous than any doctor or filler for restoring things to normal. If it has only been around a month since the popped pimple/infection, you may not need any treatment other than time and good skin hygiene and sunblock. There is also a concern about having a filler get infected if there are any bacteria remaining in the area. There are many alternatives to fillers as well. ...Read more

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How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read more

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I have scars on my face from pimples how can I get rid of them?

I have scars on my face from pimples how can I get rid of them?

Laser resurfacing: type of laser resurfacing which is known as fractionated, which can help improve acne scarring. best done in the cooler months of the year and may have to be done more than once. Well it will not make your skin perfect it will improve it. There is always the risk of infection and herpes infection around the mouth so people are usually given medication to prevent herpes.2 week down time. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat pimple scars?

Acne scars: A variety of modalities are available such as dermabrasion, excision or subcision, laser or radiofrequency resurfacing, injectable fillers, fat and/or stem cell treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more