What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide. It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice.

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Is there an effective non-surgical acne scar treatment that I can purchase over-the-counter? I have some light acne scars leftover from my teenage-years that I would like to eliminate or at least fade them. I do not want to have a surgical procedure done

Your . Your options might be determined by your skin coloring, but all sking types will be improved with the use of topical rx tretinoin cream (retin a). It will hydrate and smoot your skin and even out any uneveness of pigmentation. Otherwise do not waste your money on any over the counter medicines, they do not work. Very few other topical rx meds are appropriate. There are at least three kinds of scars: keloid (not you), "box car", and "ice pick". The five most effective treatments are steroid injection, minor surgery (to "release scar from below"), chemical peel, fillers (short term or permanent), and fractional co2 laser resurfacing. You can have close to 100% improvement of your scars if you find the right surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in this issue. Good luck. Read more...
Acne. There are not many options. One product is vitamin c serum. Usually this is a prescription from a doctor. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Read more...

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

Nothing will work. I'm really sorry your acne was neglected and you had scarring. If you still have active disease, get it managed by a competent physician. Unlike in the past, you're now basically an adult and can pick up the telephone and schedule an appointment. Until you get seen, use benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Your scars can be managed with filler, laser, or microsurgery if you wish. Read more...

I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?

Deramtologist. The vi peel is safe for any color skin and can lighten dark areas in one week. It can be pre treated with bleaching agents containing hydroquinone, kojic acid or coffeberry extract. It will have an effect on scars, but fractionated laser will be required for a long term result for scarring.Either co2 or erbium are affective, but erbium is better tolerated by darker skin types. Read more...
Laser Specialist. When acne scars are associated with inflammatory pigment, it is usually best to get the pigment under control prior to treatment of the scars. This can be done a variety of ways, using topical bleaching agents, sunscreen and light chemical peeling. Acne scars can then be treated using fillers, subcision and fractionated lasers. The choice of laser would depend on skin type and pigmentation. Read more...

What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

Surgical . Depending upon depth, extent location skin color, skin type, will determine what the best choice is for any individual scar situation. Read more...

Most effective dermatological procedure to remove acne scars (post treatment)? And cost? Ty! :)

Acne Blemish. The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. Read more...
Laser. Deep acne scars can be helped with laser therapy. I would call local plastic surgeons and dermatologists and see if they have a laser and offer treatment for deep acne scars. I would compare prices and ask what there results are. I would chose the physician that can offer the best results for a fair price. Read more...

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes. The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. Read more...