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I'm starting to get some on my chest and neck. i also have acne scars. any good ideas to get rid of these?

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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy.

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Specialist referral: A dermatologist can make the scars less visible using dermabrasion, a laser, surgery, and/or injection. It is your choice. Movie stars tommy lee jones and jet li, and quarterback casey pachall chose to keep their scars for the "tough guy" effect.
Last updated Oct 16, 2014

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