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Scarring 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
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
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
I always get pimples on my philtrum. I have scars from previous pimples. how do I prevent these pimples and treat them when I get them?
Face/pimples: See a dermatologist for treatment!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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