How can you get rid of acne scarring quickly?
By Kim from VA
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Suadh, I use Proactiv, it prevents new acne and after about 2 weeks of use the old scars were barely noticeable. It is about $50 for a 2month supply, but defintely worth the money. Make sure that if you purchase this product that you get the "refining mask" (6% sulfur) you will notice a difference on how your face feels the very next day.
When I was in my 20's I had this problem. I used a regular old lemon, cut it and rub it on your face several times a day, don't rinse it off. It will take a couple weeks before you notice and change. Keep it up. You'll have a clean feeling face and the lemon will eventually lighten the scars to almost nothing. It worked for me. I'm 62 and have a smooth clear looking face. try it lemons are pretty cheap. It'll also work on any scar on your body.
Some scars go away and some don't, but the process involved is the shedding of the old cells and growing of new ones to replace the scar tissue. As I've gotten older my skin "turns over" more slowly. So I help it along by using a facial scrub (baking soda) about twice a week to encourage the old cells to slough off.
The lemon juice mentioned here probably has a similar effect, plus a gentle lightening effect.
You're kidding, right? There is no quick remedy. I'm 61 years old and have suffered from acne since I was a little girl. The best product to fight acne breakouts is Proactiv. If you have scarring, you just need to learn to live with it. I've tried everything from surgical microdermabrasion done in a hospital by a doctor (twice), a half facelift to stretch them out, collagen injections, cosmetic dermabrasion done in a spa/salon setting, chemicals, acids, peels, scrubs, changing my diet, taking accutane, and using prescription creams (all of them - literally), and probably every over the counter acne product ever put on the shelves in the United States. You name it and I've done it. I've seen small improvement over the years mostly from the surgical dermabrasion, but the scars are still there. The best thing I did was learning to love myself. Use Proactive to prevent breakouts, don't squeeze them when you do breakout, don't touch your face with your hands throughout the day.
The quickest way to have any scar removed, and of course this depends on what kind of scar it is. But if you have an indented spot, or a white wide scar on the skin, having that spot excised, then a single stitch or two to bring the skin back together where it was cut out, will take it right out. Of course you'll be left with a tiny small hairline scar, but that might be easier to conceal than a "pitted or deep lined scar".
If the scar is "white" no product to date can put melanocytes (skin cells that contain the color of our skin) back into the skin. So removing it (by excision) can make it smaller. Excisions can also close up and dents or holes in the skin.
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What is the best solution for diminishing the appearance of acne marks?
By Errol from Libon, Albay
If your scars are like large pores, Avon makes a makeup primer that reduces or diminishes the size of the pits or pores. I have tried other brands, but I think this is the best kept secret on the market. After putting on my foundation over the primer, I get so many compliments on my makeup. I hope this may help you. (12/31/2010)
The best thing is dermabrasion. (01/04/2011)
Try tea tree oil (its available at Target for around $5 a bottle). At night, wash your face thoroughly and use 1 drop oil in 10 drops water on a cotton ball, and apply to face, like you would use a toner. Then apply some moisturizer. Do this every night, till the scars disappear. Then do this only 2 nights a week, to prevent future acne scars. (01/06/2011)
I want to clear up the acne scars on my face; some are from years of damage and some are new! What can I do to finally get rid of this? Please help!
By Precious from Baton Rouge, LA
I don 't know how old you are, or how old your scars are, but they will fade with time. However, you can try a skin lightening cream, or plain old hydrogen peroxide, if they are just discolored spots. Use a Q-tip to apply a tiny bit of either one onto each spot. If they are actually a skin texture problem, such as pitting, you can try any type of home use microdermabrasion set. Sally's Beauty Supply has one, and several other brands have sets at Walmart or Target. Just don't over use them and cause more problems.
Best of luck to you, acne can be a horrible thing. (07/25/2010)
I have redness and little scars (holes) on my face. Please help me. I would like advice on how to remove them.
I use vitamin e cream, it's great. It removed all my blemishes and acne scars, it also took away my stretch marks. It works wonders. (12/27/2009)
Try getting a hold of raw honey. (unpasturized) It does wonders for any kind of scaring and open sores! (12/28/2009)
Try a Mary Kay product for acne. It works for me. Good luck. (02/11/2010)
I have acne problems and my skin is so oily. I use isoterixin on it, but the scars remain. Please help.
The best soap is Grandpas Pine Tar Soap. (03/05/2009)
I'm sorry you're having trouble with acne. I've had a lot of trouble myself, large pores. oil. I've tried just about everything I can find OTC. I just finished a round of Neutrogena's 14-Day Skin Renewal. I like the way it made my skin seem smoother and brighter. I still had some sebum in the sides of my nose. It smoothed my forehead, too, I had some worry lines there. If it is compatible with your medication maybe it could help you. Good luck.
I use Proactiv, it prevents new acne and after about 2 weeks of use the old scars were barely noticeable. It is about $50 for a 2month supply, but definitely worth the money. Make sure that if you purchase this product that you get the "refining mask" (6% sulfur) you will notice a difference on how your face feels the very next day. (03/07/2009)
I have a similar light acne problem and my scars last months! About 8 months ago I had this big pimple that was infected and I popped it. know I know, shouldn't be done and I never do but I was meeting my in-laws and didn't want to go with a huge pimple! It ended up getting worse. Sure the pimple was gone but there was a huge sore on my cheek! It was at least half an inch in diameter!
I could not get rid of it in time but, it scabbed up since only the surface was injured so I had this huge scab on my face.
Anyway, it was red after the scab fell off and I had this red spot that got redder whenever I exfoliated. It was so sensitive and makeup could barely cover it! I found this mask that saved my skin from that horrible red spot! ASPIRIN MASK: use 3 UNCOATED aspirin tablets with a tablespoon of water and 3 squirts of honey (bee honey of course). Mash it all with your fingers. Wash your face with mild soap (dove or whatever) and then apply this mask. I leave it on for 3 minutes because my skin is so sensitive but, some people leave it on for more. You know your skin best.
It's 8 months later and I can't see the spot at all, the only time I can kind of make it out is when I use the mask because it contains acids that remove your top layer of skin and sometimes irritate my skin. So use it as often as you can depending on your skin type but, no more than once a day. I dunno how well it works in 2 weeks but it got rid of my spot entirely in 8 months.
CAUTION: AVOID EYE AREA
Use at least a 30 SPF protective lotion whenever you go out and wear a hat because the aspirin leaves your skin sensitive to the sun and could cause sun spots, that you do not want! I almost always use the mask once a week but, I have used it only once a month for some months. I also use Neutrogena ultrasheer 50 SPF sunblock lotion everyday.
Aspirin is safe to use on your skin, it helps get rid of wrinkles and spots from the sun and acne as long as you wear sunblock and lotion. It is the main ingredient for all scar removing lotions and treatments. Do not use it as a scrub! Only just as a gentle exfoliation. Leave it on and only scrub gently when you are washiing it off! (02/24/2009)