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Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Should I go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for removing acne scars?

Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Should I go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for removing acne scars?

Both are good!: Your could ask for referrals within both groups of doctors. A wise approach is to find a doctor with the most experience with this. Look for one who is a board-certified physician and accepts your insurance if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples to form. Common causes include hormonal changes, and certain ...Read more


Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon,  dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read more

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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
108K people helped
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Need consult with plastic surgeon in chicago il for acne scars?

Dr. Eugene Sidoti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
108K people helped
Need consult with plastic surgeon in chicago il for acne scars?

PlasticSurgery.org: You can go to the american society of plastic surgeons' web site at www.Plasticsurgery.Org to find listings of board certified members in your area good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
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I want to get laser treatment on my skin for acne. Would i go to a dermatologist for this or a plastic surgeon?

Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
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I want to get laser treatment on my skin for acne. Would i go to a dermatologist for this or a plastic surgeon?

Laser Treatment: Dear Matthew1: Either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist would be fine. Make sure whoever you chose has experience with acne treatment and is a ASLMS member. Please check for board certification and ask to see pre and post op photo's demonstrating that doctor's results. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
2M people helped
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How can I make acne scars on my face go away without seeing the dermatologist?

Dr. Thomas Fiala
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
2M people helped
How can I make acne scars on my face go away without seeing the dermatologist?

Scarring: Is tricky to treat. You need the help of a professional - either a plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist, for example. Don't try to mess around with home remedies! ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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Is there something I can ask my dermatologist to use for acne scars ?

Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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Is there something I can ask my dermatologist to use for acne scars ?

Yes: There are many types of chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser that can treat acne scars. Discuss with him what are the best options for you. Happy New Year! ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
30 years in practice
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I have acne scars and don't know where to start with a dermatologist.

Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
30 years in practice
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I have acne scars and don't know where to start with a dermatologist.

Evaluation: If you have your acne under control that's step one, speak to a dermatologist who is involved with laser resurfacing. This type of laser will remove several layers of skin down to the dermis and will allow for the healing to reduce the visability of your scars. The scars normally do not go away 100% but very good results can be accomplished. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Can a dermatologist help you with acne scars and pores?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Can a dermatologist help you with acne scars and pores?

YES HE/SHE CAN: Yes a dermatologist can help you.

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
36 years in practice
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Have to be on Accutane for one month maybe 2 months depending on my dermatologist , does it cure acne scars?

Dr. Richard Tholen
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
36 years in practice
1M people helped
Have to be on Accutane for one month maybe 2 months depending on my dermatologist , does it cure acne scars?

Sorry, no.: Accurate reduces acne outbreaks that can lead to new scars, but does not remove or reduce old scars. Scars (caused by any process or injury) are permanent and require other surgical intervention for improvement, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. However, Accutane can lead to increased risks of scarring with surgeries performed within a year or longer after its use, so beware! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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For a dermatologist. Can rubbing a baking soda paste on my acne scars help to fade them? I've tried a few times but will it help or is it not good?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Myths: No. It will not help any acne scars to put soda paste on them. This would be a false myth with no medical truth to it. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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