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Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Acne meds

Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring.
Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne.

In brief: Acne meds

Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring.
Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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2 comments
Dr. Seema Patel
You can add lasers and peels to help with scars and active acne if you are not on accutane
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
If you are going to use Accutane (it does work) make sure to discuss the risks with your doctor as it is quite toxic.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Topical and oral acne medications can reduce the severity of or even eliminate acne breakouts.
In so doing they can prevent future scar formation but they do not reverse acne scars that already exist.

In brief: NO

Topical and oral acne medications can reduce the severity of or even eliminate acne breakouts.
In so doing they can prevent future scar formation but they do not reverse acne scars that already exist.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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