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Does Lemon Juice Help Acne Scars
Does lemon juice help in vanishing acne scars and blackheads completely? I heard, it's effective. How much time will it take?
It won't help: You're almost a grown-up and I hope this is the worst bit of misinformation that you fall for. If you have a lot of blackheads with your acne, your best first choice is a topical retinoic acid derivative. If you don't have this handy, topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend. If this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add a prescription Rx. ...Read more
Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more
Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...Read more
Cruel hoax: I'm very sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars in the first place. It's a shame that someone has now urged you to do something that won't help at all and just make you more unhappy. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has special equipment that can help. Several hollywood male leads kept their scars for the tough-guy look. ...Read more
How do you apply lemon juice to your acne scars, straight from a lemon and for how long do you keep it on?
They don't: Neither of those things will make scars go away. See a dermatologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
I applied lemon juice to my pimples. The pimples got "burned" and turned pink. Now, months later still there are FLAT PINK acne scars but no pimple.
I'm sorry, man.: Please forgive my frankness. This is what happens when you opt for phony internet remedies that are actually cruel pranks, rather than scientific guidance. Your personal physician would have told you to use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if not clear in two weeks, add his/her prescription strength Rx. The red marks will fade in a few years. Hopefully you're wiser now. Cheers. ...Read more
Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?
Not really: Lemon juice will not helps with scars and craters. You should consult a cosmetic dermatologist if you want to getrid of these. ...Read more
Not familiar: While many fruit acids such as citric acid may help exfoliate the skin, I am not familiar with the use if raw lemon juice on the skin and it is likely to cause some irritation. ...Read more
Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?
No: I am VERY sorry you ended up scars, and even more sorry if this was because you or your family are focused on "natural healing" or (forgive my frankness) phony internet remedies. Acne is easily manageable by scientific medicine. Your scars can be treated by fillers, laser treatment, and/or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can be irritating: I would generally not recommend this as it can be extremely irritating. ...Read more
Acne scar: Me too. If you can actually "get rid of " acne scars with some lemon and eggs, please let us know. That would make all the LASERs useless. Obviously you have have very mature acne scars at 43 and you would only be able to improve them after a consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist and determine what type of scar you have to begin with and then prescribe a treatment. ...Read more
Looking for natural simple ways to treat acne scars. Found: mix lemon with auger and apply on the scars every 2 weeks. With soft cloth. Good or bad?
Acne scars: Stop doing that, your skin is not a car that needs polishing compound. Go see a dermatologist for some safe effective treatments. ...Read more
Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more