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What can be done about acne scars at home?

What can be done about acne scars at home?

See a dermatologist: You can't get rid of acne scars at home. Acne scars can be reduced with laser resurfacing or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion). And both of those procedures are done by dermatologist. ...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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Any way to get rid of acne scars at home? I have little holes and hyperpigmentation. it looks like red with a black "hole" in the middle

Unfortunately : Unfortunately I do not know of any way to remove acne scars at home. Other than giving them time. There are options for improving the scars though, just nothing I know of to try at home. Sorry. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

What can I do at home to remove acne scars?

Do nothing: There is no home remedy to remove acne scars. In fact once you have a scar (no matter from what cause), you will have it for life. As plastic surgeons we are hiding and making them not as noticeable. There is no way to remove the scar completely. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

What are some home remedies to remove acne scars?

There are none: Acne scars are very difficult to treat, there are no home remedies that work. An experienced dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon is the best option to improve facial acne scarring. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

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

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What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

SPF & Hydroquinone: After the pimple goes away, it can leave a blemish called pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) the inflammation causes the pigment cells to make too much pigment. Sun exposure can make it worse, so a good physical uv sunblock will helps it from getting darker. A skin lightener would be needed to fade the pigment. Hydroquinone 4% is known to work, but requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for fading acne scars?

Scar massage: Once the inflammation phase is over and you are just left with a pink scar, you can massage scars to make them fade away faster. You can also use topical silicone gel ( new gel). ...Read more

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How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How to fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Can't be done: Depressed scars can only be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler. Hyperpigmented scars may respond to a hydroquinone bleach but you risk disfiguring yourself. Red marks where lesions are healing can't be made to fade and they need to be red because they're new vessels promoting healing. Best is to treat your acne aggressively & prevent new lesions. ...Read more

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How can you fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

How can you fade acne scars within a week, by using home remedies?

Safe home remedies: The following agents can be used at home for the amelioration of acne scarring: apple cider vinegar, baking soda, cucumbers, ice, lemon juice, and olive oil. Each of these agents may be applied to the affected areas for ~15 minutes, to be followed by rinsing with tap water. Medical intervention would possibly include: dermabrasion, laser therapy, scar revision, and tissue fillers. ...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