During a period of acne breakouts, what are the best things one should do to avoid or minimise scarring? (Photo)

Hi, I'm am currently going through a horrible acne break out. And I'm scared that my skin will be left with acne scar. What are something's I should and should not be doing or things I can be using to avoid chances of scaring?

Doctor Answers 2

Daily exfoliation with Melapads a must

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I would begin with light chemical peels once monthly; followed by Melapads daily and our Signature Yag laser facials to reduce the acne breakouts and prevent scarring. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angelesz

Acne Treatment -- Isotretinoin/Lasers/Microneedling/RF

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I suggest consulting with a board certified dermatologist for an in person evaluation. Use isotretinoin to treat acne but there are alternative options including lasers, microneedling, radiofrequency treatments, and others for acne. I suggest avoid picking at any blemishes to help prevent scarring. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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