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Should I go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for removing acne scars?

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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Acne (Definition)

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


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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.

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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Need consult with plastic surgeon in chicago il for acne scars?

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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I want to get laser treatment on my skin for acne. Would i go to a dermatologist for this or a plastic surgeon?

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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How can I make acne scars on my face go away without seeing the dermatologist?

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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Is there something I can ask my dermatologist to use for acne scars ?

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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I have acne scars and don't know where to start with a dermatologist.

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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Have to be on Accutane for one month maybe 2 months depending on my dermatologist , does it cure acne scars?

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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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


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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


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