Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Bad idea. Nothing you can do at home will help with the scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency you can tolerate is your best rx; if you're not clear of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you ended with acne scars because your parents are 'natural healing' buffs, you have my sympathy. Take charge and demand effective treatment.

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Whats the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Usually need Rx. Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, and/or salicylic acid, plus a systemic antibiotic for at least a few weeks which you'll need to get from your physician. You are free to use your derma-oil but if you actually believe it will "get rid of" scars and pigmentation, you'll be disappointed. The world's full of misleading ads. Read more...

How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

Daily care + diet. Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. Read more...

Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Get a real Rx. I suspect that these internet remedies are cruel pranks. It's not going to touch either active disease or scars. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared your active disease in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Only a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery can make the scars less visible. Read more...

What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

Myth but use if help. Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. Read more...
While oils. Like tea tree oil are moderately helpful for active acne, there is no essential oil that i know of that will undo the scars. Read more...
Can't 'cure' scars . By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Check: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/ for unbiased information and don't waste $$. Read more...

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

Bacteria, yes. Sebaceous gland ductal obstruction, secondary infection common. Usually low grade. It not understood completely why. Low dose prolonged antibiotic, local care and vit. Supplement will help. Read more...
Complex illness. Acne involving the trunk, like all acne, is a complex, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, chronic illness that will eventualy remit with age but at a time that cannot be predicted. Systemic medication is usually required when it's on the trunk. The oral contraceptive pill may be a choice for you. The scars will not disappear on their own; i'm simply sorry you were not treated early. Read more...
Treatable. Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones. It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options. Read more...

Can fish oil be used to heal scars of from failed acne products?

No. Fish oil is hydrating and may soften the skin but will not treat the scar. It may be occlusive and actually clog the pores and aggrevate the acne. Read more...