Subspecialist. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can make them less visible using a filler, laser, or microsurgery. I'm sorry you ended up with scars because your acne was not treated appropriately in the first place. If you look closely, several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice.
First control acne. Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first.
Depends on type. Acne scars come in various types. Some are crater-like, which respond well to mech dermabrasion. Some vertical sides (ice-pick type) are very difficult to eliminate. Stopping the acne process, get great skin care program going, and use of mechanical abrasions (not micro-abrasion) should improve the surface problems and noticeable surface roughness.
No home remedies. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. For pitted scars fractional laser resurfacing works best in my opinion. Red or brown scars that are flat (not pitted) may be treated with prescription creams or ipl.
How can I get rid of acne and dark acne scars on my face and back? I am african but have light skin so the marks are very noticeable. Need help!
Serious rx. Acne on your trunk is going to require both topical and systemic Rx. The latter is available only by prescription. Control you active disease, and let the hyperpigmentation fade on its own. I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to now; it will be hard work keeping it at bay but you'll be glad. If you are offered isotretinoin, consider taking it despite all the fear-stories.
No easy fix. Treatment varies according to the subtype of acne scars and the patient's skin type (pigmentation). Fractionated lasers (e.g. Fraxel) are effective in all but the darkest skin types. Filling agents benefit deperessed scars caused by loss of subcutaneous fat, while a facelift benefits patients with both acne scars and loose, inelastic skin. Vascular lasers can reduce any associated skin redness.
No quick answer. Unfortunately, there is not a quick or easy solution. The best approaches are -laser treatements -tca cross treatments -excision of individual scars sometimes a combination of these approaches is best.
Not on your own. I am sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been. A specialist can use a filler, laser or microsurgery. Some Hollywood leading men like Jet Li kept their scars to look tough. Nothing you can do at home will work. Best wishes.
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 to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck!
Dermabrasion. Ance scars can be improved with a surgical dermabrasion--not microdermabrasion. Unless the procedure takes a minimum of two weeks to heal, you will not get any noticeable results.
See specialist. Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon.
How do I get rid of acne scars and acne on my face as well as a bump on my upper lip that I never had before? Help plzz..
Get serious about Rx. You're an adult now and you need to insist on scientific management of your acne. I'm sorry it was neglected when you were a teen, and your scars can be made less noticeable only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The lump also needs to be seen. Topical benzoyl peroxide, plus whatever else prescription-strength is required; your family physician can advise you.
No quick solution. For instant results, makeup or concealer cream. Otherwise dabbing on a small amount of benzoyl peroxide, or an alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid like salicylic acid will help fade the area over weeks to months.