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Acne & Scars

Hi, The treatment of acne scars is dealt with in much detail in the acne forum which you may wish to refer too. Realistically, 25-50% improvement will be achievable with combination therapy (subcision, scar revision, fractional lasering, fractional microneedle RF, fractional picosecond lasering...
19 Jun 2019
Pustular acne on face
Hi, The severity grading of acne is generally based on the number of inflammatory lesions as well as the nature/size of the inflamed lesions. Moderate acne is generally defined as having about 10-20 small inflamed lesions. Severe acne is generally defined as having multiple...
18 Jun 2019
red bump on chest
Thank you for the question. The bumps on the chest may be keloids, and these may have arisen from previous acne or injury to the area. It is advisable for you to see see your doctor or dermatologist for a proper examination to confirm the diagnosis. For keloids on the chest, intralesional inject...
15 Jun 2019
Hi, Generally, most of the current acne scar treatments using energy-based devices such as fractional CO2 laser, fractional picosecond lasers, fractional microneedle RF requires 4-6 treatments to achieve optimal results. If your acne scars are milder, you will likely see sign...
9 Jun 2019
Pitted chicken pox Scar tip of nose
Hi, Atrophic scars on the tip of the nose (from acne or chicken pox) is most challenging to treat due to the median location and convex surface of the nose which exacerbates the cosmetic appearance of the scar. The highly sebaceous nature of the ...
6 Jun 2019
Hi, There is still significant redness suggesting that your acne may still be in the active phase. Active acne may be treated with either topicals or oral medication (discussed elsewhere in this forum) that your doctor will be able to guide you. Upon successful control of acne...
30 Apr 2019
painless bump on nose
Hi, Likely you have a papular scar left over by the pimple. Sometimes it may take a long while before it flattens somewhat. If it remains after 12 months, it is likely to be permanent. Papular scars on the nose can be difficult to treat. Treatment options include leveling...
22 Apr 2019
Chickenpox scars result when the wound healing process produces insufficient collagen and skin connective tissues to compensate for the tissue loss from the inflammatory process. Most often than not, the end result is a an atrophic scar of the boxcar variety, whereby the flat-bottom...
15 Apr 2019
Hi! Your boxcar and rolling acne scars can be improved and smoothened to a significant extent - improvement by a few grades on the acne severity score or up to 80% improvement. I use a combination of different types of acne scar treatments to target acne scars thoroughly . The types of trea...
5 Apr 2019
Hello, it is not very clear from the photo if the raised spot is indeed a pimple. I think it will be most helpful if you can see a doctor or dermatologist to review this spot in clinic. If it is a large acne nodule, a quick and simple intralesional steroid injection will usu...
14 Apr 2019
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