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Does lemon juice help in vanishing acne scars and blackheads completely? I heard, it's effective. How much time will it take?

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

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Do you think I can use expired lemon juice on acne scars?

Do you think I can use expired lemon juice on acne scars?

No: 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

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Is it useful to lessen the acne scars on the face using lemon juice?

Is it useful to lessen the acne scars on the face using lemon juice?

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

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Is it a good idea to use lemon juice on my acne scar?

Is it a good idea to use lemon juice on my acne scar?

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

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How do you apply lemon juice to your acne scars, straight from a lemon and for how long do you keep it on?

How do you apply lemon juice to your acne scars, straight from a lemon and for how long do you keep it on?

Neither: Lemon juice will not get rid of acne scars. If you are using it as a bleaching agent do not use it straight. If you are going to try it use it diluted in a moisturizing cream base to a small area to test the effect. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to vanish after using lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide?

How long does it take for acne scars to vanish after using lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide?

They don't: Neither of those things will make scars go away. See a dermatologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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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 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

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Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?

Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?

See Dermatologist: See a dermatologist

let him/her examine you and advise

to reduce the severity of acne scars - there are various types of creams for long term use, many different types of peels and different types of lasers. ...Read more

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I have large acne scars and crater pores on my face. Would lemon juice really do the job?

I have large acne scars and crater pores on my face. Would lemon juice really do the job?

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

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Can I apply lemon juice on my face for killing ache bacteria and lighting spots and acne scars?

Can I apply lemon juice on my face for killing ache bacteria and lighting spots and acne scars?

You can: But expect no benefits. We have very good technology for ACNE. Probably you will benefit from spironolactone 100mg a day and tretinoin or adapalene topical. The topical comes as cream or gel in different strengths. Expect results in 3 months. Not if pregnant or kidney failure. ...Read more

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I suffer from back acne n scars. Will applying lemon juice with cotton help?

I suffer from back acne n scars. Will applying lemon juice with cotton help?

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

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Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?

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

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Is it okay to use lemon juice on face for scarring and acne?

Is it okay to use lemon juice on face for scarring and acne?

Can be irritating: I would generally not recommend this as it can be extremely irritating. ...Read more

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Does lime juice eliminate pitted acne scars?

Does lime juice eliminate pitted acne scars?

Deep scars: Pitted acne scars are deep and lime juice will not eliminate them. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne scars to disappear when using lemon and sugar?

How long does it take for acne scars to disappear when using lemon and sugar?

Scars: This combination will not cause scars to change. Only ablative techniques such as laser, dermabrade on, or strong peels will alter the skin surface. ...Read more

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Can I use lime juice to get rid of acne scars every night?

Can I use lime juice to get rid of acne scars every night?

Better treatments: Lime juice does contain acids that will have an impact on skin but it can be irritating. There are many other topical treatments that would be more effective and less irritating. Laser treatments are also quite helpful in the management of acne scars. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of acne scar with lemon or egg?

I am wondering how to get rid of acne scar with lemon or egg?

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

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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?

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

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Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

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

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What's the best home remedy for acne scar/blemish that look so red in my face? Can lemon fruit help?

What's the best home remedy for acne scar/blemish that look so red in my face? Can lemon fruit help?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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