Severe acne scarring all over body and eczema would like clear even time skin. Any suggestions? (photos)
Chicago Heights, IL
1 year ago
I have a severe case of post acne scaring throughout my body (face, arms, back, derriere) I have tried various ways to get rid of it but with little to no success. I am wondering if there is a cosmetic procedure that would assist in propelling my skin into a better direction, but I want primarily focus on my backside and face they're the most severe. I also suffer from eczema as well. Please advise on diff. Procedures for someone of color & cost
Doctor Answers 3
In my opinion, I'm not sure if your acne is still active. If it is, this should be treated prior to a treatment of the scars. Your raised papules could be treated with Verapamil or 5 fluorouracil injections. This is acceptable with skin of color. Your post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be treated with a combination of bleaching creams and steroids. This should be fairly mild yet be able to improve some of the pigmented marks. As you have a eczematous skin condition, I would recommend an acne scar expert to work with you on the treatment plan. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Don't despair. There are ways to improve this. We have before and afters that have helped. You need aggresive skin treatments with products and actually procedures you can do yourself. Also I would suggest total fx with active and deep fx to treat some of these. Even more invasive lasering may need to be done. We can help though.
I am sorry for the scars. This is a difficult problem as the hyperpigmentation is typically treated with bleaching creams and retinoids or chemical peels but this may exacerbate your eczema. I would definitely consult an expert in scar treatment for evaluation. Best, Dr. Green
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