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Lemon Juice For Acne Marks
No: I have never heard of any evidence to prove that this is true. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: I'm really sorry it's reached the point that you're asking about removing scars with a remedy that probably won't work. If you'd been treated in a timely way with scientific medication, you wouldn't have scars. If benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, make your own appointment with a scientific physician. We can treat you effectively & rid you of a major personal and professional liability. ...Read more
It won't work: Let them fade naturally and do what you must to keep new lesions from forming. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you are old enough to make an appointment with a competent physician for prescription-strength remedies. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious, chronic disease that's always manageable, and you deserve effective treatment, not made-up internet stuff. ...Read more
No: At best, these are adjuncts. Your mainstay of treatment is over-the-counter topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who may add a topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic or some other agent. All acne can be managed nowadays and you deserve the benefits of 21st-century treatment. ...Read more
Of course not: The very name should tell you this internet-hyped home remedy is silly stuff. The mainstay of acne therapy is topical benzoyl perixode; if junior is not clear by two weeks or has it on the trunk, get prescription-strength rx from a real doctor. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. If you are responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her effective treatment now. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Be careful: The peel oil is used as a wood cleaner and polish, where the solvent property of d-limonene is employed to dissolve old wax, fingerprints, and grime. A halved lemon dipped in salt or baking powder can be used to brighten copper cookware. The acid dissolves the tarnish and the abrasives assist the cleaning. As a sanitary kitchen deodorizer the juice can deodorize, remove grease, bleach stains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?
Are home remedies effective in lightening acne blemishes? I wanted a natural solution for my blemishes. I have heard tomato juice helps. Does it?
Real Rx: My colleague gave you good advice about the active lesions. Postinflammatory pigmentation may stay around for several weeks. I would advise you against trying to lighten it with any of the hydroquinone skin bleaches; they're difficult to use and may make things look worse. The key is managingthe active disease -- use a scientific rather than "pop" treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers