Help for acne scarring on arms?

Dermatology visit. I'm sorry your acne was this severe and was not managed properly. Nothing you can do will affect the scars. A dermatologist can make them less visible with laser, dermabrasion, injection or microsurgery. For both sexes today, looks is first and foremost about fitness rather than skin. Several hollywood male stars have kept their scars for 'character', but I am glad you have a choice today.

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I have little white acne scars on my arms. Help?

Improve not remove. Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. Read more...

I had bad scars on my arms from continuously popping pimples how can I clear them away? I don't suffer from acne.

Stop picking. The scars will slowly improve if you stop popping the pimples (popping will only cause worsening scarring). Get proper treatment for the pimples such as topicals or oral meds (see a doctor or dermatologist). There are many procedures that can help with your scars such as lasers, ipl, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing. Read more...

What's the best way to get rid of acne scars on arms?

Acne scar tx. It depends.....If the scars are flat and discolored there are otc and prescription strength creams to help blend the pigment. If they are indented or look like divots that means there is some scar tissue in there and they will be harder to treat. You want to build up some collagen in the indented areas to " fill" them back out. Microneedling, lasers and injected dermal filler can help do this. Read more...

I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?

Serious Rx. I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have been managing this all along. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic may be enough, or the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or isotretinoin may clear you. You can't remove the scars but you can stop new ones from forming. Read more...

If I get a chemical peel for my back and arms for acne scars will it make them go away or just lighten up if I do 4 tretmeants with a light peel?

Chemical peel acne. Generally, chemical peels treat active acne or acne prone skin. Salicylic acid peels are very effective. While the peels may help pigmentation and redness, they are often not very helpful for deep scars. Dermabrasion remains the gold standard. Read more...

I am having acne like rash on my front side of arms for about 5months now after eating different medicines for about 2months. It iches and leaves scar.

Get seen. A rash that develops after taking medication is serious. Your physician needs to know about this. This applies even if the medicines you are taking are "natural holistic herbal pure Mother nature" medicines -- they're often not what they claim to be. I suggest you call your physician and stop taking any pills that you don't truly need to survive. A stop at a competent dermatologist may be wise. Read more...

How do I get rid of these horrible purple acne scars on my chest, arms and my face?

Keep out of Sun. By keeping these out of the sun it may help decrease the chance of them getting darker and may help give them time to heal. With time they may lighten up. I hope this helps. Read more...
Consultation. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience using lasers to treat skin discoloration and scarring. Read more...

I have bad acne scars on my face, arms and shoulders anything that can help? I also get spots on my legs after shaving

Creams, laser. Some self repair can occur after months as your collagen (protein building blocks of skin) forms. Cortisone creams may help reduce inflammation and vitamin C in lightening creams may help. Ultimately a dermatologist may try laser skin resurfacing or filler injections in severe cases. Read more...

What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

None. Acne scars are complicated and best addressed with fractional laser treatments or possibly surgical intervention with the help of a plastic surgeon. Topical creams and lotions will have little if any noticeable effect and likely would not be worth your investment unless used in conjunction with a laser treatment series. Read more...