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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


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Acne scars on face deep can fractional laser improve how much percent ?

Acne scars on face deep can fractional laser improve how much percent ?

Partially: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". ...Read more

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Age 24,female.I have acne scars on my face .It has almost been a year now.I have been using hydrocortisone ointmnt for a week.i see improve.Is it ok?

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Age 24,female.I have acne scars on my face .It has almost been a year now.I have been using hydrocortisone  ointmnt for a week.i see improve.Is it ok?

No: Enough for now, kindly see an experienced dermatologist. Using steroids, even hydrocotisone 1%, for extended periods especially on face isn't recommended unless under medical supervision, local side effects are plenty, some are hardly reversible, just be cautious ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars from my face?

How can I remove acne scars from my face?

You can't: Depressions from acne aren't treatable short of interventions by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry you ended up with scars from your illness being neglected, and I hope you'll stay on top of it so that new lesions do not develop. Your personal physicain is your best friend here. ...Read more

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What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

Laser is an option: Laser can reduce the scarring of acne. It may take several treatments however. Also, darker skinned individuals are at higher risks for the side effects of laser such as pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more

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I understand massaging acne scars greatly improves their appearance, what should I use while massaging (that wont clog pores)?

I understand massaging acne scars greatly improves their appearance, what should I use while massaging (that wont clog pores)?

Massage won't help: Massaging acne scars will not improve the appearance of the scars. My preferred treatment for acne scars is using a fractionated co2 laser to treat the entire face and then concentrating on the scarred areas with another pass. This won't remove the scars completely but definitely helps the appearance of the scars. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to reduce the recurring acne scars on my face?

What is an effective way to reduce the recurring acne scars on my face?

Control break outs: The acne process needs to be under control in order to keep from recreating additional scarring. Help from a qualified physician is primary. Treatment with either fractionated lasers or ablative lasers for more severe cases vs chemical peels and microdeabrasion for more superficial situations can be helpful. Your coloration will help guide the proper tx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

Is there any treatment for old acne scars on face?

See below: You may see a cosmetic dermatologist. Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-scars#1 Please note that scars do fade with time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

Acne treatment: You may need oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics to get acne under control. See a plastic surgeon who does skin care, or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to fade or remove facial acne scars in the shortest amount of time?

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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What can be done about acne scars on face?

What can be done about acne scars on face?

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 more

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How do you clear up acne scars on your face?

How do you clear up acne scars on your face?

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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How do I clear my face from my acne and acne scars fast?

How do I clear my face from my acne and acne scars fast?

Scars not so fast: Before you deal witht the scars you should have the acne under control. Treatment for acne scars include fillers, abrasion, mechanical or laser and if deep scars, undermining with fat injected. The skin discoloration can be dealt with ablative technology. ...Read more

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How do you go about treating healed acne scars on your face?

How do you go about treating healed acne scars on your face?

Acne scars: It is really up to you. There are several treatments available. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to see what your options are. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my facial acne scars?

How can I get rid of my facial acne scars?

Combination therapy: There is no way to definitively remove acne scars. All techniques available can reduce the appearance of acne scars. These include: cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion and laser. Subcision and filler, prp and other techniques can also play a role. Most therapies involve a combination to work syngergistically to improve overall appearance. ...Read more

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How do I make my acne scars on my face disappear?

How do I make my acne scars on my face disappear?

See dermatologist: Acne is a complex disease with many causes and many treatments that will require a thorough evaluation and may require multiple trials of different medications to find the bat unique prescription for you. It is not a simple solution. ...Read more

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I have horrible acne scars on my face. What can I do?

I have horrible acne scars on my face.  What can I do?

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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Any advice? I have got acne scars on my face and back?

Any advice? I have got acne scars on my face and back?

You have options: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up scars -- in the 21st century, nobody should have to have this happen. Nothing you can do will touch them. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can make them less visible using microsurgery, a laser, or a filler. Or you can do like several hollywood male leads and keep the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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Hi doctotor,how can i remove Acne scars from my face skin?

Hi doctotor,how can i remove Acne scars from my face skin?

A dermatologist: One's dermatologist can examine the old scars to see what can be done. Some techniques include chemical peels to smooth out tiny defects, dermabrasion to sand the skin to become more even, and injecting fillers into some spots. Different dermatologists may use different methods, so it is fine to get opinions from two dermatologists. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne scars on my face immediately?

How can I effectively treat acne scars on my face immediately?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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What helps clear up acne scars? There are only a few on my face

What helps clear up acne scars? There are only a few on my face

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

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I have many acne scars on my face. What should i use to remove them?

I have many acne scars on my face. What should i use to remove them?

There are things: Usually with time scars will become less prominent but rarely to do they resolve completely without intervention. Otherwise most of the over the counter creams have limited data, this is even true of Mederma and Scarguard(possibley better data in this case). In the end, chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser interventions are the most effective but usually costly. ...Read more

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I have acne and a many acne scars/marks on my face is there any product you would recommend.

I have acne and a many acne scars/marks  on my face is there any product you would recommend.

See a dermatologist: Adapalene is soon to be OTC in USA. Tretinoin gel or cream. Oral meds, including oral contraceptives, may be appropriate. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the acne scar on face?

How can I get rid of the acne scar on face?

Depends: really depends on what your acne scars look like and what the status of your acne is currently. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a consultation. There are medical grade products that can help tremendously. Stubborn scars can be treated with peels, lasers, surgery, or even fillers and fat grafting ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

Subspecialist : A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can make them less visible using a filler, laser, or microsurgery. I'm sorry you ended up with scars because your acne was not treated appropriately in the first place. If you look closely, several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Acne but not scars: Asepxia soaps state on the label “remover of oil and impurities”. It has both exfolliant and astringent qualities. Although this may help with acne, no soap will remove acne scars. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

Avoid sun & tobacco: As well as good skin care with possible oral or topicsl retinoids as indicated by a physician. Topical products such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may help but can makemitmworse as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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I have acne scars on my face and pitted skin. My dermatologist recs derma roller?

I have acne scars on my face and pitted skin. My dermatologist recs derma roller?

Maybe.: For deeper pitted acne scars, you will need something with significant effectiveness is resurfacing the skin. This would be either dermabrasion, a surgical procedure requiring either local or general anesthesia; or co2 laser skin resurfacing, possibly more than once. The derma roller will have very minimal benefit for significant acne pit scars. ...Read more

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What can be done about indented acne scars on the face?

Options exists...: Improvement is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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Is there any way to eliminate(or reduce)acne scars all over my face?

Is there any way to eliminate(or reduce)acne scars all over my face?

Recommend evaluation: With either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to determine your options. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...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