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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are ways to get rid of pimple scars quickly?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of acne scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to quickly get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of pimple scars quickly?

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Dr. Susan Mathison
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Don't pick!: First of all, don't pick. If you have an inflamed pimple, you can use put a cool compress on it for comfort, or a warm compress if is a whitehead about to drain. Sometimes a trip to doctor for a tiny drop of steroid via injection. Use a tiny amount of Bacitracin until the scab is gone. Then try a scar gel like bio-oil or kelocote. Keep spf 30 over it, so that it doesn't get as much brown pigment.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are ways to fully get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Laser: The co2 fractionated laser will resurface your skin and get rid of scars. Depending how deep it may take a series of 4 treatments. There is down time involved with that laser. Otherwise collagen stimulating lasers are helpful. These are nonabative, have no down time and take a series of visits to your doctor. Stop picking your face and consider medication to help control your nervous tick.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars and scab scars?

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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology 52 years experience
Tincture of time: Keep in mind that small scars will gradually become less noticeable. Larger scars may be treated with filler injections, dermabrasion, and laser. All of these treatments have their drawbacks, and frequently the best approach is to let nature take its course.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars.

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