A 23-year-old female asked:
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is vitamin e oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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By the way -- You must have noticed that several well-known Hollywood male stars have kept (and perhaps even cultivated) their acne scars for the "tough guy" look. Remember this as you think about your experience and choices.
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