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Top Acne Scar Products
You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...Read more
Acne scars and spots: In general, I have found the best results for the scarring using an erbium fractional laser. That said, a series of tca peels often yields great results at a much lower price, but longer time is required. The dark spots can likely be treated with ipl or at least mitigated with a "lightening" agent like hydroquinone. Kind regards, mark johnson. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne scars: The first treatment is control of the acne. Dark or red scars are inflammatory and often improve with time. Otherwise, treatments include laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion, bleaching creams like azelaic acid, excision, or subcision with filling. Each has risks, benefits and different downtimes/recovery. ...Read more
Dermatology consult: Scarring acne in a young black woman is especially difficult and i would urge you to get without delay to a professional dermatologist. All acne can be managed nowadays with scientific medicine and it's very unfortunate that you were allowed to develop scars. "pop" and over-the-counter treatments probably will not be sufficient; until you can get seen, benzoyl peroxide is your friend. ...Read more
What do you recommend I use to remove my acne scars and rejuvenate my skin? Does the product cause acne break outs?
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more
Doctors, what best cream o product would you recommend for acne scars? Please help. I have deep scars and I don't want to hide myself anymore.
Acne scars: Chemical peels, when performed by a trained practitioner, may help reduce the appearance of acne scars but will not eliminate large or deep scarring. Laser therapy may be more effective. Vitamins, although not harmful in normal doses, are likely not going to change the appearance of skin scars significantly. Over the counter skin preparations probably won't give you desired results. ...Read more
Could anyone name the top acne scar removal procedures out there today? I'm going through my 3rd moderate breakout and its scaring :.( + old scars!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Anyone telling you otherwise is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can make them less visible using abrasion, lasers, surgery and/or injection. ...Read more
No simple solution: While there are many different products that make these claims, there is no one cure for all conditions. Popular mon prescripion ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol preparations. However these can be very drying ad make some conditions worse if not used in combination with appropriate exfoliation and moisturizers. ...Read more
Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?
Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more
I have acne scars on my chest and a little on my back. What's the best product to make the scars go away? It can be in stores or by doctor.
What to do if I do not want to do fractional co2 laser cause its painfull and kinda expensivebut is there any product like a cream or something to reduce acne scars?
I've done the fractional co2 2nd, can i use derma roller now? i hAve acne scars. i'm feeling really bad:(( i have it about 1 year. i watched many people they've shared videos on YouTube. they got good result after few months. so can i buy roller and do it
Microneedilng: I'm really sorry your acne wasn't managed by the simple measures that would have prevented your becoming scarred. There are a few small studies with positive results, though of course they're uncontrolled and based on patient self-evaluations, and you're welcome to give it a try. Microsurgery and injection of fillers are other options that may give you better results. ...Read more