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What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read more

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Atrophic Scars (Definition)

An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, ...Read more


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I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat. Can I get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?

I have atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars, shallow/flat. Can I get them laser resurfaced like treatment for papules? Options?

Scars of the glans: Hello,
from your question I did not get the sense that you had pain from the scars.
I recommend against any further ablative treatments to the skin of the penis. This is a very sensitive part of your body and any ablative therapies such as laser resurfacing or more caustic treatments could reduce sensibility to this organ. Good luck.
Dan downey M.D.
Downey plastic surgery
www. Dr-downey. Com. ...Read more

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What creams are best for atrophic scars?

What creams are best for atrophic scars?

Brands?: Health Tap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Atrophic scars?

What is the definition or description of: Atrophic scars?

Atrophic scar: An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger. ...Read more

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Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Yes.: There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing. Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

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Which is better for acne atrophic scars: fraxel laser or dermabrasion?

The: The outcome from fraxel treatment is usually much more pronounced and more controlled than dermabrasion and microdermabrsion will not have much effect on the deeper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!

How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!

Derm is correct: So you have some scars on your legs. I have some, too. They are from football, but people prefer my exciting war stories. My friends all wish they had some of their own. ...Read more

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Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Is there any non-surgical way for getting rid of acne atrophic scars over the face?

Yes but...: Depends on what you consider non-surgical. Peels, lasers, and/or dermabrasion all may help. Seek a local facial plastics md or dermatologist for good recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a few atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars. I know laser resurfacing is done for papules. Can this be done for my scars?

I have a few atrophic scars on the glans penis, like acne boxcar scars. I know laser resurfacing is done for papules. Can this be done for my scars?

???: I've never heard of laser resurfacing on the glans. If done it would be so painful it would probably require general anesthesia. I'm sure insurance would not cover it. ...Read more

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Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?

Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for facial scars? I ve scares deep on my face, I want to remove those, please suggest appropriate treatment,

Which is the best treatment for facial scars? I ve scares deep on my face, I want to remove those, please suggest appropriate treatment,

See Plastic surgeon: Depends on what the scars are from, what are they like, are they old or new. Best to set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to get the most appropriate advice for your scars. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a burn scar?

What is the best treatment for a burn scar?

Depends on scar: All scars should be protected from the sun, moisturized daily and pressure or massage may help. Sometimes a special garment is prescribed for burn scars to keep pressure on them. Topical silicone has been helpful in some cases as well. Remember it takes about a year for a scar to mature. Usually reddness from a scar will diminish during this time making it less noticeable. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vaginal atrophy?

What is the best treatment for vaginal atrophy?

Estrogen cream: Vaginal estrogen cream can help vaginal atrophy, even if only used twice a week. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scar of the pimples on the face?

What is the best treatment for scar of the pimples on the face?

Difficult: Resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Dermadbrasion and possibly the dermapen can reduce the scars to a lesser degree ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

What is the best treatment for hypertrophic acne scars?

Surgical Tx best: The best and quickest resolution may be excision of the hypertrophic scar. Steroid injections will not affect the scarring that has occurred. The best cosmetic result is achieved with a simple excision which removes hypertrophic scar and also the pitting and depressions that are typical of acne scars. Removing a few of the most prominent scars will make your whole face look better. Best regards, . ...Read more

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What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

What is the best treatment or surgery for unsightly scars?

Silicone gel sheets: Scars look better after compression with a silicone gel sheet which can be worn nightly. The compression helps to remodel deep scar tissue making it flatter. When scars are fresh, the sheet helps remove redness faster too. Surgery or resurfacing treatments are indicated when the orientation, thickness or contracture of the scar needs to be modified. You may need to see a plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic scars, is it best to use silicone sheets or silicone gel. Or is it possible to use both?

What is the best treatment for hypertrophic scars, is it best to use silicone sheets or silicone gel. Or is it possible to use both?

Scars: Silicone sheets and gels can be very helpful but usually you need to be consistent and the usually time frame is three months. No need to use both just one or the other. However, it is not perfect and if there is not adequate resolution of the scar, you may need to seek consultation with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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I have MANY large/deep self harm scars on both thighs. I don't self harm anymore and hate the scars. What is the best treatment? Skin graft?

I have MANY large/deep self harm scars on both thighs. I don't self harm anymore and hate the scars. What is the best treatment? Skin graft?

See a dermatologist: Certainly not grafting. You have enough problems without wasting time and money on a frustrating quest for perfect skin which you will never attain. You can also stop wasting your money on ascorbic acid, which is abundant in normal food. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with bilateral inguinal scarring that came off a klebsilella infection that went on for several months, what is the best treatment for scar tissue?

I have been diagnosed with bilateral inguinal scarring that came off a klebsilella infection that went on for several months, what is the best treatment for scar tissue?

Depends: If the infection affected your joint, you need to be followed for arthritis, get physical therapy and do home exercises.
If the infection was related to diabetes or obesity, the treatment is to control your chronic disease, preventing recurrence.
If the scarring is cosmetically bothersome, or just tight, seek a surgeon who specializes in chronic scars (plastic or general surgeon) for injections. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

What is the best treatment for deep acne scars? Would chemical peels or lasers work?

Fractionated laser: One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sunken face with acne, scars and dark circles?

What is the best treatment for sunken face with acne, scars and dark circles?

Laser and Filler: With acne scars (textural issue) and sunken face (volume issue), I like to approach the texture issue first. The acne scars can be addressed by fractional ablation laser, or full ablation, or excision if more severe scarring is present. Once texture is address, the volume issue can be addressed by filler or collagen stimulant injections. Hyaluronic acid for the tear trough to help with the eyes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis? I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions. How do I control pain? I'm on bc pill

What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis? I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions. How do I control pain? I'm on bc pill

Tx after lap/ endo: If your not planning to conceive, the best approach after laparoscopy would be to treat with 6 month course of Lupron therapy. You may then consider Nexplanon, depoprovera or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Ocp's is an option, but not a good one to controll endometriosis ...Read more

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Whenever I ejaculate I feel pain at surgical side of hernia repair. A doctor told me this is due to scar tissue. What is the best treatment for it?

Whenever I ejaculate I feel pain at surgical side of hernia repair. A doctor told me this is due to scar tissue. What is the best treatment for it?

Here are some. ..: Your described post-surgical pain profile at ejaculation is very intriguing and needs a surgeon who is willing to extend and expand personal thinking of how to manage such pain. The following is how I have and would done with no guaranty: more detailed Hx, physicals, trying alpha-blockers (off-label use), diagnostic & therapeutic nerve block, and last with surgical exploration/neurectomy/others. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sun damage and brown spots snd mild cystic acne scar removal on the face?

Several: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is really good for
sun damage but especially the brown spots. Chiemical peels can work too depending on the damage as well as on some acne scars. Other acne scars may need lasers or certain type of in office surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

I have a red spot after having a cold sore on my lip. What is the best treatment to help the scar go away? Mederma?

Depends on where...: Hi there, to adequately answer your question I would need a couple more pieces of information. (1) where exactly is the red spot? By that I mean is it on the red smooth "inner" part of the lip or is it on skin on the "outer" part of the lip? (2) how long ago did the cold sore go away? Mederma can work if it is on the outside, but not inside the lip. ...Read more

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What is the best derm scar treatment?

What is the best derm scar treatment?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more