I have tried all sorts of prescribed gels, creams and tablets from the dermatologists and it has not worked! I have also tried simple, clinique, Zenmed, Neutragena, clearsil and proactive products but nothing has worked! I have had this problem since I was 14. I do suffer from PCOS and I am wandering if surgery is my only option? I also have chicken pox scars on face and was wandering if theres any treatment available for them?
Acne, is Surgery my Only Option? (photo)
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2 problems to deal with
Firstly, you need your acne treated by a Specialist. Your PCOS may have a contributing role in acne, bottom line- see a Dermatologist for effective treatment.
Secondly, you have chick pox scars, my suggestion is a filler as there is no downtime, and will not scar. Most chicken pox scars are saucer scars and atrophic, so subscion will not work. Once again, consult either a Derm or Plastics for this.
Hope this helps
Dr Davin Lim
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Treating active acne and acne and chicken pox scars
- You need to be a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon interested in acne for a complete evaluation.
- There is no miracle treatment - you need a long term step-by-step plan.
- First, control of the PCOS will help.
- Treating active acne is next - and may take antibiotics as well as other products.
- Treating sunken scars may take filler and/or surgery.
- Resurfacing with laser or peels is next - the specific laser or peel depending on your budget, your goals and your skin response.
- Best wishes.
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Fraxel is outstanding for fine wrinkles, mild skin laxity, irregular pigmentation, acne scars, surgical scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, age spots and Rosacea. It can be used safely on the face, neck, hands, arms, and chest. Fraxel is a great first option before resorting to more intensive options.
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Lasers can go a great job by making tiny little holes through the skin to the dermis. The area heals in hopes that the collagen redistributes and "fills in" the look of the depression or scar. Surgical treatment may involve cutting (circular) out the depression and replacing it with a graft of skin (usually from behind the ear) that is cut a little larger than the first opening. The grafted skin heals beautifully with little evidence that anything was ever there and the donor skin has a linear scar.
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