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A 45-year-old member asked:

How good is vitamin e oil at getting rid of acne scars?

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Dr. Frank Armstrong
Dermatology 25 years experience
Not effective: Acne scars are forever. Vitamin e oil in my experience is not good at treating these scars. The most effective means to treat acne scars (there are 3 types of acne scars) is usually to have skin resurfacing with an instrument called fraxel. You will need several treatments and they aren't cheap, but they are among the most effective and safest ways to treat acne scars.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could vitamin E cause acne scars to scab over?

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Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: Scars are made out of fibrous tissue after an injury. They do not scab over. There must be another explanation for the scabbing process, other than underlying acne scars.

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