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Acne Scar Remover Cream
Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Creams do not remove scars.Get a more detailed answer ›
Choice of ways: Acne scars are difficult to treat, but they can be improved. There are a number of options: chemical peel, laser, fillers, subcision. But there isn't a cream that will really help the scars much. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Creams won't touch them. A dermatologist can make scars much less visible using abrasion, lasers, or fillers. It is your choice; some hollywood leading men have chosen to keep them for "character". ...Read more
None: No cream would work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more
Don't have many spots these days but suffer from small acne scars. What are good creams that you recommend?
I have acne scar but they are not deep they are on the surface is there an cream that can help lighten it? Like Mederma
Not a fan of Mederma: I am not a big advocate of mederma. The active ingredient is allium cepa (onion extract) and there is weak evidence to suggest that this is beneficial but the research behind medierma is some what not convincing. While it will not hurt unless you have a topical allergic reaction, it probably will not help. You are better off to try silastic sheeting or silicone gel + sunblock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, what best cream o product would you recommend for acne scars? Please help. I have deep scars and I don't want to hide myself anymore.
Acne scars: Chemical peels, when performed by a trained practitioner, may help reduce the appearance of acne scars but will not eliminate large or deep scarring. Laser therapy may be more effective. Vitamins, although not harmful in normal doses, are likely not going to change the appearance of skin scars significantly. Over the counter skin preparations probably won't give you desired results. ...Read more
Not reliably: First priority is to treat the acne. Once this is under control, the scars can mature, and hopefully fade. If the scars do not resolve see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for available treatments. There are many, because none are prefect. Bleaching creams, even the best ones, work about 1/3rd of the time with proper, long term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neural distraction: Dear bobcat22628: you could pretreat with ice or cryogenic spray or try neural distraction or neural confusion like vibration or moving two-point discrimination. ...Read more