Acne & Scars

Acne scar treatments depend on the severity of your case. Some acne scars are more superficial and appear in small areas of hypopigmentation, or loss of skin color. Other acne scars are more severe, appearing as deep pits or large, raised scars that can affect skin texture.

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Omega, the final letter of the Greek alphabet, is often used to signify the last of something or the end. When applied to dietary fats, though, omega represents a healthy beginning. Two families of polyunsaturated fats, the omega-3 and the omega-6... Read Full Answer
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Acne vulgaris is a common disorder affecting adolescents and adults. The rise in incidences of acne in the United States may relate to the Western diet--which is rich in dairy and refined sugars, and high in glycemic load--and to the obesity epide... Read Full Answer
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Hi, Fractional CO2 laser is the best modality for the treatment of boxcar scars. Ice-pick scars may also be treated with fractional laser although treatment response is suboptimal. TCA cross may be used only to treat ice-pick scars. It should no... Read Full Answer
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Hi, The bacterium that is responsible for causing inflammatory acne is Cutibacterium acnes. To treat this bacterium topically, erythromycin and clindamycin are usually used. Combining these medications with topical benzoyl peroxide helps reduce t... Read Full Answer
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Malassezia folliculitis is also known as pityrosporum folliculitis. This condition is due to inflammation of the hair follicles due to a yeast infection. It presents with inflamed red bumps that can look like acne. The distribution is usually on ... Read Full Answer
A multimodal approach is often needed to remove acne scars. These can include: subcision TCA CROSS and punch excision with microsurgery apart from laser treatments Acne scars can be depressed or raised, with or without discoloration. Exam... Read Full Answer