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What are some home remedies for back acne and back acne scars?

What are some home remedies for back acne and back acne scars?

Some help: Regular use of antibacterial soap helps dry skin & kill off some bacteria residing there. Loofah or scrub brush to help remove dead skin. Sunshine (it's 24f here today) exposure helps some. Astringent ("witch hazel" etc.) can dry & kill bacteria as well. If these don't improve it, will need to see dermatologist for meds. ...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're some home remedies to get rid of acne and acne scars fast and effectively?

What're some home remedies to get rid of acne and acne scars fast and effectively?

Scar Treatments: Firsts, scars are permanent and all treatments can do is reduce them, although sometimes the improvements are dramatic. I can't recommend any home remedies, but there are some food treatments available. Seek a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

There are none: The home remedies don't work. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is the 21st century and real science rules. Being young is hard enough without having acne; even in our dysfunctional health-care system, it should be easy to manage your acne, and a dermatologist can treat scars (and it's teribly wrong that these were allowed to develop) using laser, dermabrasion, or fillers. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for acne scars?

Home remedy acne: The treatment of acne scars depends on the depth, color, and deformity caused by the scars. Sunscreen, gentle cleanser, and non-comedogenic makeup can help reduce the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or surgical excision may be required to remove scars. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

Is there a home remedy to make acne scars better?

No: Scars are permanent. They can be revised if bad, and this can be done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product or home remedy to fade acne scars?

You can't: Anybody offering you something to remove acne scars is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can do this, using microsurgery, lasers, fillers, and/or abrasion. I'm sorry the scars happened in the first place -- all acne is treatable nowadays. Some men -- tommy lee jones, jet li, casey pachall (photo) have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Is there any product or home remedy that is effective in getting rid of acne scars on the face?

No: Anyone telling you otherwise is scamming you. Only a dermatologist can make them less visible using abrasion, lasers, surgery and/or injection. ...Read more

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Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more

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