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What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

Acne scars: If you already have scars from the acne, the safest thing will be to see a dermatologist and determine the best treatment option for you. Most home remedies and OTC products are not effective and some could be harmful. ...Read more

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 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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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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How do I treat old acne scars?

How do I treat old acne scars?

Resurfacing: There are also combined treatment options which use dermabrasion as well as ablative laser resurfacing (often Carbon Dioxide) and/or chemical peels. Depth of acne scarring, facial areas, and skin color/type all play into the best treatment option. Plastic or facial plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists specialize in this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How could acne scars be treated?

How could acne scars be treated?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can make them less visible using lasers, microsurgery, a filler, or dermabrasion. Before you decide, remember that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. Results are so-so; chris pine hides his successfully with his trademark growth of beard stubble. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you treat acne scars naturally?

How do you treat acne scars naturally?

Cannot: some type or cream such as a presription retinoid or even better is a fractionated laser procedure. The laser will help but not eliminate the scars. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat bad acne scars?

How can I effectively treat bad acne scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...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

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