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Doctor insights on: Scars Caused By Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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Does the scar gel remove scars caused by acne ?!

Does the scar gel remove scars caused by 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 more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

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 more

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Could rosacea be caused by acne?

Could rosacea be caused by acne?

No: These are two separate disease processes but do share some common pathways such as inflammation which causes redness and induration(thickening) of the skin, so a treating inflammation could help both conditions. In medicine as in war, however, smart bombs are better than non-specific bombs, so in the case of acne, we target the bacteria p. Acnes and sebum overproduction, not just inflammation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read more

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Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a (tretinoin) 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

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Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...Read more

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Can scars left from boils be treated by laser?

Can scars left from boils be treated by laser?

Not usually: Laser treatments are typically on the surface only, and tend to follow the contours of the skin or scarred areas. If large, scars from boils can be removed, reduced in size or noticeability. Do not attempt until the cause of the infections can be determined and corrects. May involve resistant staph bacteria. ...Read more

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Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Hit it HARD: Acne on the trunk won't respond well just to topical agents though they may be useful. You'll probably end up on a systemic antibiotic for a while &/or be offered tretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability that requires 21st century medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate scars caused by eczema?

How can I eliminate scars caused by eczema?

Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hypo/hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more

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Does the redness caused by acne fade away by itself?

Does the redness caused by acne fade away by itself?

Yes: A red mark is a tiny scar forming following injury, as the tissue remodels. Each is likely to last for around two months. There's little to do about them beyond getting your acne managed by your physician so that they don't continue to form. ...Read more

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Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Yes acne, ? scars: Homeopathy can work remarkably well for curing acne. As for the "little holes, " that is scar tissue; depending on the type of scarring homeopathy might help but may not help all acne scars; but it's worth a try. There are many other options as well: http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/clearing-embarrassing-acne-scars. ...Read more

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What's the best product to remove facial scars caused by pimples?

What's the best product to remove facial scars caused by pimples?

Acne scar removal: Scars will not go away with topical agents. You will need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can evaluate your scars and formulate a plan that best addresses your concerns and has a reasonable chance of providing you the result you seek. ...Read more

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Clogged pore on leg not caused by shaving or acne. ?

Clogged pore on leg not caused by shaving or acne. ?

Dilated Pore : A dilated pore is a condition in which a small skin tumor forms within a hair follicle. Dermatologists often call the resulting bump an open comedo, although a dilated pore does not have the exact same cause as acne blemishes from excess sebum. This skin problem is also frequently called a dilated pore of winer, . ...Read more

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Can anything be done about scarring caused by acne?

Can anything be done about scarring caused by acne?

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 more

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How can get rid of hyperpigmentation caused by acne on my face?

How can get rid of hyperpigmentation caused by acne on my face?

Fade cream: Fade cream is used to fade hyperpigmented areas but should be applied only on the area. If that does not work consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide cream or gel help with uneven skin tone caused from sun & blemishes caused from pimples? Help

Does benzoyl peroxide cream or gel help with uneven skin tone caused from sun & blemishes caused from pimples? Help

Retin A (tretinoin) poss better: Benzoyl peroxide can be a useful agent for the treatment of acne, but probably doesn't really help pigmentation caused by acne or other causes. Retinoids (trentinoin, retin a, (tretinoin) retinol, etc) can help reduce pore blockage as well as reduce pigmentation caused by acne and sun damage. Other tx can be helpful. Consult with your dermatologist in order to learn what options might be most useful to you. ...Read more

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Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Yes: That is one of many prescriptions available for treating acne. Discuss the available prescriptions with your doctor to get the one best for you. Often time laser skin care combined with prescriptions pills, creams and products can make a long term improvement. ...Read more

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Is back-acne caused by the same thing that causes facial acne?

Is back-acne caused by the same thing that causes facial acne?

Yes: Exactly the same thing. Because you can't "see" your back, it's easier to neglect cleaning it well, and the acne can appear to be worse. But it's the same thing from start to finish. Same treatment. Same skin care. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more