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what is the best cream/gel/ointment/herbal product for getting rid of acne marks?thank you

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options.
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Acne scars: Kojic acid, bearberry extract, and vitamin C may lighten your acne scars. Vitamin E and cocoa butter have not been scientifically proven to be effective. The best treatment is laser therapy by a dermatologist. Wear sunscreen SPF 30 or greater to prevent further darkening of scars.
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Herbal acne treatmen: megderma---helps with the scarring but deep scarring has to have skin abrasion therapy... To heal the skinrequires good nutrition: 1 grm /kg protein---best to use protein powders,,Omega 3,6,9 essential Fatty bacids---such as flax oil,primrose oil CLA -conjugated linolinic acid---orally takenn----b-complex vit /daily// and zinc--50-100 mg daily
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Obagi, Dermesse: Depending on depth of scars, the Obagi & Dermesse (generic Obagi) skin rejuvenation program does an excellent job of treating fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and some scarring, depending on depth. Laser, and some chemical peels also help. Talk about your choices with a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or PC doc with an interest in cosmetic dermatology. Other programs exist..

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