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A 17-year-old male asked:

how do i get rid of acne scars in a healthy way?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get serious about Rx: You're seventeen years old, you already have acne scarring, and you are using only topical benzoyl peroxide. This won't relieve acne that is severe enough to cause scarring; you need prescription-strength medicine. There is nothing 'healthy' about foregoing 21st century treatment. For scars, a dermatologist / plastic surgeon with laser, filler or microsurgery is your best option.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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"Natural medicine" is a fascinating subject, and a relationship with an evidence-based holist in your community might be very helpful to you, especially as adjuncts. But it's no substitute for 21st-century high-tech medicine when it actually has something to offer. Please be discerning, and recognize both the benefits and limitations of something, especially when it has emotional appeal.
Feb 22, 2015
IN
A 16-year-old female asked:

How can you get rid of acne scars quick?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Dermatologist: Some acne scars (flat, depressed) can be improved quickly with a filler. Other require more extensive treatment including laser resurfacing, excision and grafting. See Derm or Facial Plastic Surgeon for evaluation/treatment.
PA
A 48-year-old female asked:

What is your opinion on getting rid of melisma and red acne scars? Ive tried everything! Nothing works.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. A dermatologist is the expert type of doc to see. Peace and good health.
IN
A 21-year-old male asked:

How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Scars: There is unfortunately no great treatment for getting rid of scars naturally, however you can try staying out of sun, and using vitamin e oil or mederma.
RI
A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi can you tell me how to get rid of acne scars?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Time: The scars will lighten with time. If you have money to spare, you a consult a cosmetic dermatologist for treatments like dermabrasion. My suggestion would be to let it be and time will take care of it.

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