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What can be done about acne scars at home?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
See a dermatologist: You can't get rid of acne scars at home. Acne scars can be reduced with laser resurfacing or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion). And both of those procedures are done by dermatologist.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What's to be done about bumpy acne scars?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

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Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Do nothing: There is no home remedy to remove acne scars. In fact once you have a scar (no matter from what cause), you will have it for life. As plastic surgeons we are hiding and making them not as noticeable. There is no way to remove the scar completely.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can be done about acne scars-homemade?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can be done about acne scars fast?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. Subsequent to that scars may require peels, lasers, resurfacing, dermabrasion, fillers or fast injection, excision, flaps, .
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can be done about acne scars quick?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc.

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