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Posted by: Zotto | 2007/05/28

Acne Scars

Hi! I have a few unsightly acne scars on which i would like to use a Glycolic peel (cant afford laser). Please recommend a good make of cream and how effective will this be? Thanking you

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Hello Zotto, thank you for the question.
You will need to undergo either through a coarse of combination peels (Glycolic and TCA peels) performed by a trained aesthetic practitioner or dermatologist/plastic surgeon; or deeper acid peels as they have shown good results with acne scarring. These treatments can be followed with at home application of AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) and the practitioner who you consult should be able to recommend a good brand, dosages and application times.
Needling has also shown good results with scarring and may be a cheaper option than laser. Most aesthetic practitioners, dermatologists and plastic surgeons can perform this procedure. Dr Des Fernandes highlighted this procedure and the results at various conferences.

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Posted by: Steven | 2007/05/29

Bio oil and even tried castor oil but nothing has helped

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Posted by: Steven | 2007/05/29

I have main scarring on my forehead but am currently still using Roacctuane. I dont know what to do about it and are the results very good with laser therapy? Face peels are an option I want to try but they sound disgusting.

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Posted by: zotto | 2007/05/29

Its absolutely ludicrous Steven, what are you presently using on your skin. Is your acne scars bad?

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Posted by: Steven | 2007/05/29

WOW Zotto that is expensive... is this just for the face? I know of a good comany in the states called skin culture but not sure if they ship internationally. They have good qualtity face peels. search their site. I wish we could get an experts view....

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Posted by: zotto | 2007/05/29

+- R9 000 Skin Doctor please respond

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Posted by: Steven | 2007/05/28

Zotto Im also considering a face peel as I have heard they work well but just out of curiosity, how much does laser treatment cost roughly... thank you

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