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Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Improve Acne Scars: I do not know of any effective home-care only ways to reduce acne scars. Products like tretinoin and lightening agents can be used to reduce textural and pigment irregularities that are seen with acne breakouts. For acne scars, medium depth peels, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion are effective modalities to improve scarring, depending on extent of scarring and skin type. ...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


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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne scar?

How to reduce acne scar?

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 more

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Best way to reduce acne scarring?

Best way to reduce acne scarring?

Acne scarring: There is no one "best" way to reduce acne scaring. The ways depend on severity and type of scarring, where the scarring is, your age, your medications, your skin type and many more factors. Best idea is to consult with a good dermatologist and see what is right for you and your personal condition. Nothing like the best individualized treatment plan! ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

No: Forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you have acne scars in the first place, and it's especially unfortunate if a fixation on "natural healing" caused somebody to neglect 21st century medical care of acne. Scars can be treated with fillers, lasers, or microsurgery by a specialist. Again, I'm really sorry you got scarred & hope you can get effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Acne & Acne Scars: Acne and acne scars cannot be prevented. The key is to control acne break outs. Controlling break outs, minimizes the tendency to scar. Acne and acne scar control requires a multi-step approach that includes clinical and prescription skin care, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser and light treatments. Care coordination by medical provider with expertise in acne treatment is key. ...Read more

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How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Help is available: Please forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place. Your acne could have been managed by scientific means. If you / your parents resisted these because of a fixation on "natural" / folk / phony treatments, you have my sympathy. You can be treated with fillers, microsurgery, or laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch them. Sorry, Blake, it's the truth. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples?

How to reduce pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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Can desquam-x can help to treat acne and acne scars?

Can desquam-x can help to treat acne and acne scars?

Benzoyl peroxide: It's the mainstay of acne treatment, but if you've got scars, you'll also need your physician's help. ...Read more

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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

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How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne?

How to prevent acne?

Treat it: We do not "prevent" acne. But we are very good at treating and controlling it. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate bodily acne scars and blackheads?

How can I eliminate bodily acne scars and blackheads?

Laser and wash: Non-active acne scars can be treated by various types of laser which can do collateral thermal damage and enahnce healing- co2 laser being one of them. Although other lasers have proven benefits as well. Blackheads can be treated medically as well as surgically depending on the depth and size. Proper cleansing and some topical medications can be very helpful in eleminating/decreasing the formation. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to reduce acne scars?

What are some treatments to reduce acne scars?

See Skin Care Doctor: You should see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist who treats acne and acne scars let them examine you and treat you. ...Read more

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How to help reduce an oilly face and acne?

How to help reduce an oilly face and acne?

Type of cleansers: Many products are for sensitive skin. You want to avoid these. Dial , safeguard are good soaps to remove the oil. Benzoyl peroxide wash 5% is good for oil and acne. Lather into skin , wait 5 minutes and rinse. Use warm water. Cleansers with salicylic acid will also remove the oil and help the acne (leave on skin for 5 min). You can alternate the two, one in the morning and one at night. ...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