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Natural Remedies For Acne Scars
Forgive my frankness: Acne needs to be treated aggressively before it produces scars. "natural remedies" don't work. Acne on the trunk requires prescription-strength rx. Frankly, it's bad enough that junior ended up getting scarred in the first place. Pigment fades by itself, but true scars will require serious rx -- microsurgery, laser ;/or filler -- from a specialist, not more "pop" remedies. ...Read more
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
None: The short answer is there are no natural remedies. The long answer is: it depends on how you define "natural". In my clinical experience, the best treatment for pitted acne scars is fractional laser resurfacing. If the color of the scar is the problem (brown or red, ), this can be addressed by light treatments such as ipl. Some creams and lotions can also fade the color of scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more
NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more
What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?
What products can I use or what natural remedies can I do do get rid of back acne scars? I have red scars and dark scars. My acne was very severe.
Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?
Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more
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