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What should I do about acne scars and oily skin?

What should I do about acne scars and oily skin?

See a dermatologist: Acne scars or scars in general are permanent..There is no cure for scars, but few things can be done to reduce/minimize the sizes/shapes of scars...Derma-abrasion/resurfacing, laser treatments etc..May help. Topical meds may help reduce oily/acne skin, which should be done first. Consult your doc... Good luck. ...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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How can I clear acne scars with oily skin?

How can I clear acne scars with oily skin?

Can't clear scars: Depressed scars will require a dermatologist or plastic surgeon's help. I'm sorry your disease wasn't treated when these scars could have been prevented. Your personal physician has the means to clear you and keep new lesions at bay. ...Read more

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I am 20 and I have acne and acne scars. I have really oily skin. Is there anything that will help?

I am 20 and I have acne and acne scars. I have really oily skin. Is there anything that will help?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with acne, scar and oily skin for almost 10 years. I have been to many doctors but their medication did not work. Help me please.

I have been suffering with acne, scar and oily skin for almost 10 years. I have been to many doctors but their medication did not work. Help me please.

Acne scars: You now know the answer lots of treatments improve acne outbreaks and scars but there no cure for severe acne or severe scarring only many methods with mixed improvement don't give keep going to qualified caregivers. ...Read more

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I have acne scars, pimples, acnes and oily skin. How can I solve these problems?

I have acne scars, pimples, acnes and oily skin. How can I solve these problems?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency as you're able to tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello...I have problem of acne scars(spots).... Plz help me out with this...I m 19 years old and I have an oily skin type..

Hello...I have problem of acne scars(spots).... Plz help me out with this...I m 19 years old and I have an oily skin type..

Try OTC meds: The most important thing is to wash your face gently twice a day. Do not scrub. Then apply an over-the-counter acne medication (there are creams, ointments, pad- whatever works best for you). Don't pick or poke or pop the pimples! pimples are at their worst when your hormones are changing in your teens. If it is not better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

There are no: "quick fixes" however a Board Certified Dermatologist with an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology has equipment/treatment which can help a good deal I suggest that's the "direction" you should take! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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