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What are the main causes of acne scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Infection: Low grade infection with inflammation and injury with damage with subsequent healing/necrosis/fibrosis involving surrounding dermal and subcutaneous structures will produce the resulting scars that are characteristic of acne (ice pick, shallow depressions, epithelial bridges, etc).
Dr. Barry Cohen
35 years experience
Cystic: Deep acne usually produce scars and excessive picking!

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What causes acne and scars on chin?

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Imperfect healing: Acne pimples occur when the immune system detects the clump (comedone) of skin cells blocking a pore, trapping oils inside the skin, and also trapping some bacteria. The bacteria and oils leak into the skin, causing a reaction in which the immune system sends white blood cells in to push all of the stuff out of the body. After the pimple ruptures, it heals but imperfectly, leaving little scars.
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What causes rid of acne and acne scars naturally?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Forgive my frankness: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne scars can be partially hidden using techniques available to dermatologists.
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Can sunscreen cause my acne scars to fade?

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Dr. Michelle Chambers
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Sunscreen: When you wear sunscreen you are protecting yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Typically any scar on your skin will appear darker or more intense when exposed to the sun. Unless your sunscreen has an active ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of scars, simply protecting your skin from the sun is helping scars fade.
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How would you remove acne and the scars it causes naturally?

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Forgive my frankness: Acne is a chronic, serious, incurable disease that eventually remits on its own and until then must be managed using scientific, evidence-based treatment, not "pop" stuff. Your physician knows how to do this. If you are responsible for a health of a teenager and your deny them effective rx so that they become scarred permanently, they will resent the damage you did for the rest of their life.

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