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Acne Scar has a significant impact on ones self-image and quality of life. Even clinically mild acne may cause considerable social embarrasment. So ones perception of the severity of the problem is an important function is choosing treatment. Several options regarding treatment could be considered. Some of the common technique will be discussed here.

OTC or prescription gels,creams and ointments: There are several OTC gels creams and ointments available in the market. But it is very important to consult a dermatologist before buying so he/she can suggest you the right for you.

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Ablative CO2/Er:YAG laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of acne scar of all types but requires significant postoperative would care and recovery time. A newer fractional resurfacing device, Fraxel, shows promise for remodeling acne scars through a series of treatments with less downtime. Nonablative lasers are thought to stimulate collagen production and thereby, gradually improving the appearance of pitted acne scars.

Dermabrasion : Dermabrasion using high-speed diamond buffing drills can remove small and superficial scars and sometimes deep scars. However, this method is highly dependent on doctor technique and can result in scarring in untrained hands.

Fillers: Fat transfer and injection of fillers substance can also be used to elevate acne scars.

Surgical techniques: Different surgical techniques like punch excision, punch elevation and elliptical excision can also be used to remove isolated ice-pick or deep boxar scars.

As acne might yield both scarring or pigmentation changes, it is essential to prevent and minimise the scarring. Adequate treatment will decrease its severity,scarring and pigmentation which can be easily treated with topical application and skin lightening products available in the market. However treated wrongly it might leave permanent nodular hypertrophic scar.

If you have any questions regarding treatment options for acne scar ask us at DermaTalk Skin Care Forum


  1. Jordan
    September 23, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I’ve read there are some great new blue light lasers treatments or blue light therapy for healing acne. Great tips! Thanks! ~ Anti Acne Mask

  2. Bryan
    December 1, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Good thing i found your blog, it helps me on how to treat my acne scars. Acnes can really be irritating that sometimes I’m afraid to look into the mirror. These treatment of yours are great help. Thanks for posting!

  3. Michael Davis
    June 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I’m an acne sufferer for like 8yrs already and still has some until this very moment. I’ve tried a lot of methods but to not much success with it, this is something new to me and might give it a try. Thanks!

  4. Jessica
    July 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I started using a skin lightening facial mud mask called “Chiqui Beaute – Mud to Go” that my friend recommended to me about a month ago and I’ve been seeing some really good results. My acne scars have faded dramatically, my skin feels much smoother, and I don’t breakout as much as I used to. It’s one of the few products I have seen on the market that is paraben free and comes in travel-size packets.

  5. Acneskincare
    March 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Very good post! I will definitely bookmark this page for

    more valuable information that I could add up on my

    future researches.Acne is a worst problem many of us has

    been suffering. I suffered from acne since I was 16 years

    old and it brought a terrible impact to my social life. I

    could say that choosing the right acne products matters a

    lot in healing acne problems. Also the way we discipline

    ourselves. Eating fruits rich in antioxidants will help

    us cleanse our body and prevent acne from coming back.

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