Get Rid of Acne Scars

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As their name implies, acne scars are the result of severe acne. Severe acne can leave pits and angled or wavy scars on your face.


Medical Treatments

There are a number of medical treatments to take care of these types of scars depending on the severity of the scars.

Topical Ointments

Some over-the-counter and prescription scar gels, ointments, and creams will also treat scars and pits caused by acne.

Chemical Peel

If your acne scars aren't very severe, you could ask your doctor about a chemical peel, which can quickly improve the appearance of your acne scars.

Material Injections

If your acne scars are just a bunch of pits, your doctor may just inject material under the pits on your face to make the skin smoother.


Dermabrasion is a process through which a spinning diamond tool removes the top layer of your face's skin. The healing process can take anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks, but once its healed, the new top layer will be smooth.

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Fractional Laser Therapy

This process uses a laser to bypass the top layer of your skin and smooth your deeper skin. Fractional laser therapy patients will only need a few days to heal, since the top layer of skin is left untouched. You may look a bit sunburned while you heal, though.

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Natural Treatments

Sandalwood Paste

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    Buy sandalwood paste and rosewater and mix the two together.
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    Put the mixture on your face.
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    Leave it on overnight.
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    Wash it off in the morning.
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    Repeat until you notice improvements.
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Lemon Juice

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    Squeeze a fresh lemon into a cup.
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    Cover your fingertips with the lemon juice.
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    Apply the lemon juice directly to your scars.
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Questions and Answers

I have small dents and craters of chickenpox and acne?

My age is 24. I had chickenpox at age of 13 left some dents craters on my face. But now I having pimples and it creates open pores and small dents of acne on my cheek. How can I remove these dents and close pores? How can fill these dents? I have tried: I have tried papaya based and vitamin E cream for a month. I have also tried ilumax and Opera gel to fade scare. I think it was caused by: My main problem is open and small dents and holes due to acne. I don't know y it happened

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