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Will acne scars ever completely go away?

Will acne scars ever completely go away?

Acne scar progress: The appearance of acne scars may improve with time as the skin matures and the acne settles. Some of the appearance of acne scarring is related to the color of the scar. This definitely improves with time. The texture often will settle down, but may require treatment to look better. ...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


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Should acne scars ever go away?

Should acne scars ever go away?

Depends on timing: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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Will ringworm scars go away?

Will ringworm scars go away?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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Could my acne scars go away naturally?

Could my acne scars go away naturally?

Scar maturation: Majority of scars do get better with time but some may not. See a plastic surgeon in your local area to get more specific information about scar treatment as it would pertain to you. ...Read more

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Will red scars go away after eating accutane?

Will red scars go away after eating accutane?

Not necessarily: Accutane tends to diminish the activity of oil glands and does not usually change the appearance of red scars. ...Read more

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Advice? Would my acne scars go away naturally?

Advice? Would my acne scars go away naturally?

No: You can choose to keep them -- several hollywood male leads have done this for the 'tough guy' look -- or have them treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with any of a variety of interesing and 21st-century treatments. ...Read more

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Can acne marks go away on their own?

Can acne marks go away on their own?

Yes: Most scars will fade with time. It doesn't necessarily mean it will resolve completely but usually becomes less prominent. Unfortunately the worse the scar, the more likely you are to have some residual signs even with years. ...Read more

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Can applying toothpaste make acne marks go away?

Can applying toothpaste make acne marks go away?

Toothpaste for teeth: Leave toothpaste for your teeth. There are many things your dermatologist can recommend for acne and pimples. ...Read more

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Dermatologist, do they make acne go away forever?

No: You can get it under control and then have a flare up think of it as treatable and not curable. ...Read more

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Will eczema go away permanently?

Will eczema go away permanently?

Sometimes or not: Eczema tends to be a chronic skin condition although for some people it does clear over time. Others will continue to have problems. ...Read more

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Do acne scars fade away over time?

Do acne scars fade away over time?

To a certain extent: The pink or red aspects of the acne scar will go away over time but the depressed scars, if you have them, will not. Plastic surgeons will often use dermabrasion to help smooth such scars. ...Read more

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I want go get acne laser surgery, how long will the acne or pimples be away for?

I want go get acne laser surgery, how long will the acne or pimples be away for?

Better options: You'd do much better to manage your acne with scientific medication. The lasers promoted on the websites aren't magic. Get with your personal physician, because if you have to ask, you'll need a prescription-strength combination therapy. ...Read more

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How can you fade out acne scars?

How can you fade out acne scars?

Options: 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). ...Read more

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How to make scabby acne go away?

How to make scabby acne go away?

Manage it: Once the lesions have appeared, they need to heal on their own. If you are not yet using a strong topical agent as tolerated, such as benzoyl peroxide, start this now. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serous, chornic, non-lifestyle-related disease that you need to manage especially nowadays. ...Read more

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How to make acne scar disappear?

How to make acne scar disappear?

Fraxel for acne scar: Fractionated carbon dioxide laser ( one trade name is fraxel) works well for acne scarring. You will never be 100% smooth, but it does improve the scarring by about 50%. You may also need more than one treatment. ...Read more

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Do pimple scars go away on their own?

Do pimple scars go away on their own?

Yes: Over a period of months to years they will become less conspicuous, especially on the face. Future appearance depends on how deep they are & how dark. ...Read more

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How to make acne scars fade?

Avoid the sun: New scars are more sensitive to the sun. If you go out on a sunny day without protection you may get a tan but, your scars will get a burn which will in turn delay the fading of your scars. I recommend spf of 30 when you are exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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Can acne go away on its own?

Can acne go away on its own?

Yes: Eventually it does, but it often takes decades. I was able to stop taking medication when i was 50. It's a serious, chronic disease for which a young person has a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Will these marks go away?

More information: We need to know where are the marks, what caused them, what treatment you have had and how they look now. So please supply more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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Will my ice pick acne scars fade?

Will my ice pick acne scars fade?

No : Options deep chemical peels ( painful) .. Fractionated co2 laser skin resufracing.. http://mymdaesthetics.com/laser-skin/. ...Read more

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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


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