Are keloid scars the same as acne scars?

Nope. Keloids are a specific type of scar that overgrows the edges of the injury. Acne scars include a wide variety of scars that form in response to acne.

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Has fraxel been tried in curing acne scars and keloid?

Yes. The co2 fractionated laser series can help resolve scars. Keloids are very difficult to treat and the co2 fractionated laser has been used mixed reviews. There is no cure for keloids but there is prescription medication cream to be used after removing them and that has been helpful as well. Read more...

Can you share any home remedies for back acne scars (keloids)?

None will work. I am very sorry that you ended with keloidal acne scars. This didn't need to happen. If your family's devotion to "natural healing" caused them to neglect this serious and permanently disfiguring disease, i hope this will cause you to wise up and recognize how wrong they were not to get you a real rx. Get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon -- it's likely they maybe able to help some. Read more...

How to remove keloid scars caused by acne?

Tough problem. This should never have happened to you, and i'm sorry it did. A dermatologist can treat these with some success but it will not be easy or pleasant. Read more...

How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

Yes and no. I am very sorry that you are in this situation and that your acne wasn't managed as it should have been. A dermatologist can treat each keloid but it will not be easy or pleasant and the results will be so-so. Read more...
Stepwise approach. Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. Read more...

Does silicone sheet shrink and fade new keloids? I have many new keloids on my neck. Formed from acne. Does silicone sheet fade the keloid scar?

Scar care. The use of silicone sheeting has been used for scar care with some documented results. Mederma is an OTC medication from onion extract has shown excellent results, although should probably be used after dermatology consultation. If you continue with scarring from "new acne" there are advances in topical treatments that may stopped new outbreaks of acne and should be recommended to prevent keloids. Read more...

What gives acne scars?

Inflammation. When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers. The skin becomes red and atrophic. Picking the pimples may enhance this damage. Read more...

How to cure acne scars?

Options. Acne scars can't be made to go away, but there are many options used by dermatologists to make them much less visible. A couple of rising hollywood stars have had their scars vanish recently, while others have chosen to keep them because it gives the face character. It's your choice, it's the 21st century, and you have a right to the skin that you want. Good luck. Read more...
Treat acne first. Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! Read more...
Scars can be treated. Subcision and medical microneedling work well for depressed scars. There are two components to a depressed scar that must be addressed in order to achieve maximum improvement. The first is to elevate the depressed central portion so that it becomes flush with the surrounding skin. The second is to try to improve the surface texture and coloration to whatever extent possible so that the area blends. Read more...