Do chemical peels reduce scars like acne scars?

Some peels do. Yes, some peels do reduce acne scars. It depends on the type and depth of the scar and which agents are used. You need to see a dermatologist who specializes in chemical peeling.

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Do chemical peels work on acne scars?

No. Chemical peels are not strong enough to do anything about scars and most benefits from peels are temporary. There are many types of peels but they are a caustic way of treating hyperpigmantation on a temporary basis. They can also help with acne to dry it up temporarily. Strong peels require downtime. Read more...

Any treatment for acne scars other than lasers, such as chemical peels or creams?

Nothing works well. The main thing you should do is make sure you control your active lesions. Once you get a scar, lasers, peels, creams, dermabrasions just do not work well! come on in and we can discuss your options. http://www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com/index.html. Read more...

Can you tell me if there are any side effects to using chemical peels on your face for acne scars?

Chemical Peels. Side effects of chemical peels can include sunlight sensitivity for a few weeks, burning, peeling (not really a side effect, since that's the goal of the treatment), redness, itching, and deactivation of a cold sore outbreak. Read more...

I have a few Acne scars localized to my middle right cheek (about a 3 inch area)...have chemical peels been shown to be effective?

Acne scars. Chemical peels, when performed by a trained practitioner, may help reduce the appearance of acne scars, but will not eliminate large or deep scarring. Laser therapy may be more effective. Read more...