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Will a chemical peel help with the pitted scars on my face from acne?

Will a chemical peel help with the pitted scars on my face from acne?

A little: Deep acne scars are difficult to completely remove. Chemical peeling will help some, but the best results are with fractional laser skin resurfacing. It usually takes 2-4 treatments depending on how bad the acne scars are, but the improvement gained with laser treatments can be impressive. ...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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Can you tell me if i could use orange peel, neem, turmeric and milk face pack for acne scars ?

Can you tell me if i could use orange peel, neem, turmeric and milk face pack for acne scars ?

It won't work: No "pop" remedy will help. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars in the first place. It means your disease was neglected -- all acne is manageable nowadays using scientific rx. If it was neglected because someone "believed in natural healing", i hope this helps you see through the sham. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use microsurgery, laser or filler to make the scars less visible. ...Read more

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Hi doctor! How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars? I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too. Thank you

Hi doctor! 
How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars?  I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too.
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Forget this stuff: Nothing you can do on your own is going to touch the acne scars. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but you do have the option of getting seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who may offer laser work, filler, or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Acne scars please help suggest inexpensive peel?

Acne scars please help suggest inexpensive peel?

Medium depth peel: You need a dedicated and well-respected aesthetician to help you with this. I would not try something over-the-counter to save money. It also depends on how deep and extensive the scars are and if your acne is still active. Make sure you have a good skin regimen and acne is under control before pursuing peels. I would recommend tca or glycolic acid peels but find an experienced aesthetician. ...Read more

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Could chemical peel help my acne scars?

Could chemical peel help my acne scars?

Possibly: Deep acne scars 'ice pick' type will probably not improve much, but other 'lighter' scars may benefit some. Overall acne scarsae difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Chemical peels: In short, yes. But that all depends on the depth of the scars, and the type/strength of chemical. Very deep scars are sometimes best treated by excising them first, then resurfacing. Extensive scarring may require repeat treatments, but sometimes a co2 laser or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion) is more effective. This depends greatly on the surgeon's skill. ...Read more

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Chemical peeling acne scars, how effective is it?

Chemical peeling acne scars, how effective is it?

Not effective: Chemical peels are temporary and thin the skin. You may need laser care to plump up the skin. The co2 fractionated laser is very helpful with acne scars as well as collagen stimulating lasers. Dermal fillers are also helpful with filling in the deeper marks. A chemical peel can also trigger an acne break out. ...Read more

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Would it be stupid to get a chemical peel for one acne scar?

Would it be stupid to get a chemical peel for one acne scar?

Yes: Different people care about different things. If it bothers you, ask a plastic surgeon or dermatologist about a filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of chemical peel works best for acne scars?

Please tell me what type of chemical peel works best for acne scars?

Best or safest: The best would be the deep peels and they should only be performed by a trained physician that would be the phenol peel. It would help acne scars not wipe them out but will have downtime The safer method would be a series of medium peels they have limited downtime and are abet safer these would be the jesner plus tca 35% or even the less potent Vi peel for acne. You will need several ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more