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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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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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How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

How effective are home microdermabrasion kits for acne pock marks?

Not great: Exfoliation is always good, but its not going to help that much with acne scarring. To really make a difference you need to look at laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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At home remedies suggested for getting rid of acne scars?

At home remedies suggested for getting rid of acne scars?

Home tx acne scars: I know of nothing effective that you can do at home for acne scars. Invest in a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find effective remedies. ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Can't be done: Depressed scars can only be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. Hyperpigmented scars may respond to a hydroquinone bleach but you risk disfiguring yourself. Red marks where lesions are healing can't be made to fade and they need to be red because they're new vessels promoting healing. Best is to treat your acne aggressively & prevent new lesions. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat cystic acne at home?

How can I treat cystic acne at home?

Forgive my frankness: Cystic acne is a brutal disease that gravely disfigures you now and will leave your skin permanently mutilated. You can't treat it on you own, and if your parents are interfering with your desire for effective therapy, pick up the phone and call your physician. Despite all the internet scare stuff, Isotretinoin is by far the most effective medication. It's not for sissies, but it's what you need. ...Read more

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Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work. ...Read more

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Home remedy to get rid of acne and scars?

Seek consultation: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

Not a good idea.: Several options are available, but none can be done at home. The most effective treatment, in my opinion, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them less visible. Find a dermatologist who has done lots and lots of them; you don't want a beginner doing this procedure. And you don't want to try it at home. ...Read more

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Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

None will work: I am very sorry that you ended with keloidal acne scars. This didn't need to happen. If your family's devotion to "natural healing" caused them to neglect this serious and permanently disfiguring disease, i hope this will cause you to wise up and recognize how wrong they were not to get you a real rx. Get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon -- it's likely they maybe able to help some. ...Read more

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Home remedy to remove pimples scars?

Home remedy to remove pimples scars?

Vitamin E is good: for the skin and MAY help scarring. It's easier to buy a bottle of vitamin E at the drug store and apply that rather than opening capsules. Peace and good health. Neat, clean, and being a nice person is more important than scars. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

None effective: Scarring from acne reflects a probem deep in the skin, in the dermis. Topical creams tend not to affect changes in the deep layer of skin. There are medically applied resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy and chemical peels that will lessen the scars. Nothing has been shown to totally remove the scars. Special make-up created to cover scars isaffordable and cosmetically appealing. ...Read more

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How can you fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How can you fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Safe home remedies: The following agents can be used at home for the amelioration of acne scarring: apple cider vinegar, baking soda, cucumbers, ice, lemon juice, and olive oil. Each of these agents may be applied to the affected areas for ~15 minutes, to be followed by rinsing with tap water. Medical intervention would possibly include: dermabrasion, laser therapy, scar revision, and tissue fillers. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for fading acne scars?

Scar massage: Once the inflammation phase is over and you are just left with a pink scar, you can massage scars to make them fade away faster. You can also use topical silicone gel ( new gel). ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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How can I fade facial scars using home remedies?

How can I fade facial scars using home remedies?

Scars...: Are permanent and cannot be removed. Scars take some time to mature, however, and don't assume their final appearance for 6-12 months. During that time, avoid sunburn or tanning. Preparations like mederma may improve their appearance. See a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon if the appearance of the scar is not satisfactory after it has matured; it may be able to be revised. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

SPF & Hydroquinone: After the pimple goes away, it can leave a blemish called pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) the inflammation causes the pigment cells to make too much pigment. Sun exposure can make it worse, so a good physical uv sunblock will helps it from getting darker. A skin lightener would be needed to fade the pigment. Hydroquinone 4% is known to work, but requires a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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