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Does anyone know how to get rid of acne scars?????

(29 Posts)
puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 15-Feb-13 20:46:15

Just that really. Has anyone used anything that they can say definitely works?


JustGettingStarted Sat 19-Nov-16 09:01:52

If it's discolouration then I think Retin A should help.

ChickenVindaloo2 Fri 18-Nov-16 21:51:33

Dermarolling? You can buy one off amazon and do it at home. Follow with vitamin c serum.

AbrarAhmad31 Fri 18-Nov-16 21:24:01

Spotted skin, scars and acne marks make you feel embarrassed and hurt self-esteem as well. Many of us opt for cosmetics and other products to get rid of acne residues. There are many home remedies which have proven their effects on lightening these skin marks. Tomato and Lemon Juice: Take a “fresh tomato” and make its paste. Mix it well with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the paste on face for around 20 minutes and rinse it off gently with water after 20 minutes. Pulp of Aloe Vera: Let the pulp from Aloe Vera dry for 5 minutes in sun. Add 6-8 drops of lemon juice to it and apply on the affected area and face for 15 minutes. Onions: Cut the onion into small pieces. Grind those pieces and separate the juice from the residue. Apply the juice for few minutes on the affected skin and rinse after 10 minutes. Cucumber and Milk: Make a paste out of cucumber, milk and a bit of lime extract. It will serve as a face mask. Apply thoroughly and wash it with warm water after 10 minutes. You must consider a visit to dermatologist in severity of the condition. But, these home remedies are proven effective in getting rid of acne marks, black spots, pimples and dark spots.

Elenashephard Thu 14-Nov-13 10:28:40

Drink 8 glasses of water in a day, hydration is good for all skin types and keeps your skin radiant. Make a face mask with grated raw potato and use it twice or thrice a week, very effective on all kinds of scars. You can also squeeze one whole lemon into a glass of water at room temperature, and drink it first thing in the morning.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sun 17-Feb-13 23:10:26

Does it remove the skin? I have very sensitive skin, so am worried about damaging it.

cedge Sun 17-Feb-13 13:12:44

Try repeat lactic acid peels before going for laser treatment.

Somethingtothinkabout Sat 16-Feb-13 23:07:06

I think it was mostly pigmentation, but there was definitely at least a bit of indentation too.

I'm not sure if it was hydrotherapy, I just booked it as microdermabrasion and all that stuff came with it, not sure if that's standard or not though, but the place I went to (in Scotland) wasn't a very fancy place or anything, just quite standard I'd say.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sat 16-Feb-13 22:59:54

Can anyone recommend or find a good place in Derby to get this done? I have no idea where to start looking! TIA

Walnutcakelover Sat 16-Feb-13 21:43:32

something would that be the hydrafacial? because i am due to have my first session in a couple of weeks.

FlatsInDagenham Sat 16-Feb-13 20:58:57

Something, can I just ask, were your scars pigment or indentation?

Somethingtothinkabout Sat 16-Feb-13 20:37:51

I would just say make sure you get someone that is brave enough to be quite aggressive with it, and just make sure that you clear your diary for the rest of the day so you can go home and low there with the little collagen mask they give you.

Actually, now I remember, the light therapy was done over that collagen mask, then they let me take it home with me.

Somethingtothinkabout Sat 16-Feb-13 20:32:49

No no, the opposite apparently! When I got it they ran a little tiny hoover type thing all over my face (to bring the blood to the surface I think), then they did the microdermabrasion bit, then two different types of light therapy, one was a blue light which is for younger skin as it is anti-bacterial, then they did a bit of a red light which is good for older skin and wrinkles.

I like to think it was just taking all my old scarred skin off, and left me with all the baby soft new skin that was underneath.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sat 16-Feb-13 18:17:49

Is it bad for your skin Something? Its not going to age me is it?

Somethingtothinkabout Sat 16-Feb-13 16:45:05

Another vote for microdermabrasion, I had acne scars on the sides of my face and had one session of this about 5 years ago and it sorted it. Best £45 I ever spent, hand on heart.

The one session I had was quite a harsh one though, after it my face looked like a tiger for the rest of the day.

I've had it done a couple of times since but by a different person (the first lady went somewhere else) and it's never been done as aggressively since (although I don't actually need it anymore) so you need to make sure you tell them not to be gentle!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sat 16-Feb-13 15:37:32

How much is it Bobbi? Where do I get it from?

BobbiFleckmann Sat 16-Feb-13 15:28:21

Floriani post acneic scar mask is BRILLIANT. Used to sell it in ELizabeth Arden Red Door.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Sat 16-Feb-13 15:22:11

Pigmentation, no serious indentations.

phinz Sat 16-Feb-13 00:24:37

What do you mean by scars? Pigmentation or indents? I had both but a series of glycolic peels got rid of the redness and now I can live with the indentations.

lurkingaround Fri 15-Feb-13 22:33:06

If you have active acne I'd say most dermatologists will delay laser until the acne is under control, on the basis of what's the point spending money if you might get more marks. Acid peels and microdermabrasion might help a little, although the really high % acid peels (under general anaesthetic) might do a bit more. Afaik, Fraxel is the best. Worth a chat with a good cosmetic dermatologist. You probably don't need a plastic surgeon.

Walnutcakelover Fri 15-Feb-13 21:37:13

If you have active acne then i have heard this one is really good

GeordieCherry Fri 15-Feb-13 21:30:07

Try microdermabrasion to start off with. Maybe go to somewhere like Transform as they do acid peels too & you can see what works for you

Good luck!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 15-Feb-13 21:28:39

Oh I;m a bit to wimpy for an acid peel confused

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 15-Feb-13 21:28:05

Ooooh sounds good, but a little steep. I guess if it works well though I could wait until I have the money.

My scarring is very minimal, just one here and there, but I do have active acne, which I am keen to get rid of. Do I need to go to a plastic surgeon for it?

JumpHerWho Fri 15-Feb-13 21:27:40

Doesn't acid peeling help then? Have been meaning to try...

guggenheim Fri 15-Feb-13 21:00:53

Another vote for the laser treatment. I had 4 sessions and it's made a world of difference. It stopped the active acne too. I wanted to have 2 more sessions done but couldn't afford it at the time.I think that for very deep scarring, if that is what you have then you will need 6 or more treatments, so it's flipping expensive but it does work. I hope I can afford some more treatment one day!

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