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What is the best vitamin for acne scars?

What is the best vitamin for acne scars?

None.: Oral vitamins do not remove a ne s ars and the data re topical vitamin E is controversial. Depressed scars will improve with time as the redness fades but laser eith fractionated co2, erbium or a yag offer options for permanent improvement in acne scars. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?

Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more

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Can vitamin E help remove acne scars?

Can vitamin E help remove acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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I've stopped getting acne and was wondering if most of my acne scars would clear up on face with Vitamin E in 2 months by collage they're not big?

I've stopped getting acne and was wondering if most of my acne scars would clear up on face with Vitamin E in 2 months by collage they're not big?

Sun protection: Post acne scars and pigmentation fade with time. The important point is to use a sunblock regularly , maybe reapply 2-3 times a day . In addition wear a wide brimmed hat. A fade cream like low dose Hydroquinone may accelerate the fading process. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C help in removing acne scars? And how much should I use it and in what quantity?

Does vitamin C help in removing acne scars? And how much should I use it and in what quantity?

No: Nothing can remove a scar. Vitamin c might help reduce scarring in a wound that is healing but it will have no effect on an existing scar. There is no real evidence that vitamin c will help scarring except in people who have a deficiency -and that is rare in the developed world. Scar revision surgery or lasers may help reduce the visibility of scars but they will no remove a scar. ...Read more

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How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?

Yes, if deficient: In the usa, it is hihgly unlikely that you will become malnourished due to lack of suffcient viatamins due to the vitamin supplements in most foods. ...Read more

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Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

No: Scars are made out of fibrous tissue after an injury. They do not scab over. There must be another explanation for the scabbing process, other than underlying acne scars. ...Read more

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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more