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A 33-year-old female asked:

How do i get rid of my acne scars without surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, are permanent. The best you can achieve is that you make them less visible. Scars being full thickness skin damage, as such, require a fairly aggressive treatment to improve them. Laser resurfacing, done by competent practitioner will give a good result. For smaller areas punch excision or subcision can be done.
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
No Magic: Unfortunately scars are permanent. With that said we can do things to make them less noticeable. First any active components should be treated medically. Then deep pock marks can be punch excised and finally the skin can be smoothed some with dermabrasion, chemical peels or laser resurfacing. Expect a noticeable improvement but not a miracle and you will be happy.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What's a good cosmetic surgery to get rid of acne scars and blackheads?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Different treatments: Blackheads do not need cosmetic surgery. They can be treated easily with topical medicines. Scarring may require surgery with a scalpel, laser, steroid injections or other method. Depends on the scar. However, scars are basically permanent marks but their severity can be reduced.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of acne without scars?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
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Acne: May benefit from laser resurfacing . See a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What works most effectively to use for getting rid of acne scar's?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Specialist consult: You can't do a thing by yourself and anyone who tells you otherwise is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with abrasion, surgery, fillers and/or a laser.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of acne and acne scars, after age 20?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne scars: There are a number of treatments often used to remove or diminish acne scars. In my opinion the treatment of choice is non-ablative laser treatment or fractional lasers. They are generally very effective with little downtime.

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