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A 22-year-old male asked:

How can i get rid of pimple scars? how to reduce its redness

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me ways to get rid of red scars left from acne?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Any home remedies to get rid of pimple redness?

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Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology 49 years experience
Yes, IPL, PDL, cream: Intense pulsed light, pulsed dye laser or anti redness lotion or cream from skinceuticals can help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are products the help get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Tincture of time: Most of the dark marks and red spots left when pimples go away are not scars, they are just marks. They go away by themselves, although they sometimes take their sweet time about it. True scars - depressions in the skin - are permanent, although dermatologists and plastic surgeons have a variety of techniques for making them less obvious.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the fastest way to get rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
No simple remedy: Minimizing inflammation but that is not an easy answer and no quick answer to to best of my knowledge.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

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Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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