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What Helps Acne Scars
What would help with acne scars? I suffered from a terrible acne phase and now I'm left with a ton of acne scars
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
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: acne scars are an annoying reminder of the blemishes you finally got rid of. there are creams a doctor prescribes to put on skin that may help (like vitamin a or retinoid creams). laser therapy, fillers, and dermabrasion are other options that can also be effective, if more expensive. often, depending on the scar (darker color vs pitting), the scars will fade with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne scar treatment: I have no experience with niltan. It appears to be a product of an indian pharmaceutical company. In general, treatment for acne scars depends on the type & location of the scars as well as your skin type. For facial acne scars, common treatments include fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing, and sometimes subcision. I'd suggest seeing a dermatologist to help determine best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist. ...Read more
I have acne problem...so i want help in making my face clean...help...i also want help in removing my acne scars..
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. For scars see dermatology. ...Read more
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