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I've had severe back acne for years it's finally clearing up a littlebut my back is covered in acne scars. What can I do to get rid of them naturally?

I've had severe back acne for years it's finally clearing up a littlebut my back is covered in acne scars. What can I do to get rid of them naturally?

Acne scars: Will persist and become less inflamed with time. There is really nothing effective that I am aware of that you can do yourself for the scarring itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What is more effective at clearing minor acne scars photo facial or the energy green peel?

What is more effective at clearing minor acne scars photo facial or the energy green peel?

Neither!: Both of the listed options will do little to nothing except lighten your wallet, but the peel, depending on depth, will likely have the best of these two choices. If your acne scars are truly minor, then consider a "real" facial peel, dermabrasion (not microderm), or laser resurfacing. Unless you have a treatment that requires actual healing, there is bound to be little to no improvement at all! ...Read more

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How do you treat acne scars naturally?

How do you treat acne scars naturally?

Cannot: some type or cream such as a presription retinoid or even better is a fractionated laser procedure. The laser will help but not eliminate the scars. ...Read more

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Could my acne scars go away naturally?

Could my acne scars go away naturally?

Scar maturation: Majority of scars do get better with time but some may not. See a plastic surgeon in your local area to get more specific information about scar treatment as it would pertain to you. ...Read more

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Advice? Would my acne scars go away naturally?

Advice? Would my acne scars go away naturally?

No: You can choose to keep them -- several hollywood male leads have done this for the 'tough guy' look -- or have them treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with any of a variety of interesing and 21st-century treatments. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acne and acne scars naturally?

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. ...Read more

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Will my acne scars go away naturally? Please help me docs!

Will my acne scars go away naturally? Please help me docs!

No. They won't.: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up getting scars. Brown hyperpigmentation fades over months, but nothing will touch the depressed lesions. You can see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for a filler, microsurgery, or laser rx. Several hollywood leads have kept the scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Is there anyway naturally to get rid of acne/acne scars?

Is there anyway naturally to get rid of acne/acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later too are controversial. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

'Natural' acne care: My recommendation would be a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing which would harness your body's 'natural' healing capability. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more