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Doctor insights on: Clearing Acne Scars Naturally

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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. 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


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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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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?

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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My dr says theres nothing to get rid of acne scars except to wait until they naturally go away. I don't believe that cuz other ppl have stuff for it?

My dr says theres nothing to get rid of acne scars except  to wait until they naturally go away. I don't believe that cuz other ppl  have stuff  for it?

Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars and visible pores naturally?

How can I get rid of acne scars and visible pores naturally?

Prevention is best: Preventing acne breakouts is the best form of treatment. Once formed, scars are amenable to variety of techniques depending upon whether they are depressed, pitted, boxlike or elevated.. These include fillers and subcision to free up and elevate depressions and boxes; punch-excision or pinpoint chemical peels to remove pits; and intralesional injections and scalpel removal for elevations. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits & acne scars naturally?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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What gives acne scars?

What gives acne scars?

Inflammation: When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers. The skin becomes red and atrophic. Picking the pimples may enhance this damage. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars?

You can try: Red marks should be left alone as the new vessels heal the damaged tissue. Brown marks fade on their own after a few months; you can use a topical hydroquinone but it's messy and you can end up looking worse for it. The key is managing your active disease. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne scar?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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How to clear up acne scar?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more