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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have dark acne scars on my face, how do i get rid of them as soon as possible?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No quick solution: For instant results, makeup or concealer cream. Otherwise dabbing on a small amount of benzoyl peroxide, or an alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid like salicylic acid will help fade the area over weeks to months.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of dark acne scars on face?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Bleach: These self-cure in a month or two, but you can speed this with a hydroquinone bleach. Don't overdo it or you'll end up with a mess. Best wishes.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a quick way to get rid of acne scars on my face?

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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No easy fix: Treatment varies according to the subtype of acne scars and the patient's skin type (pigmentation). Fractionated lasers (e.g. Fraxel) are effective in all but the darkest skin types. Filling agents benefit deperessed scars caused by loss of subcutaneous fat, while a facelift benefits patients with both acne scars and loose, inelastic skin. Vascular lasers can reduce any associated skin redness.

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