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Any suggestion for deep acne scars?

Asked by johnny0313x (1855points) March 24th, 2008 from iPhone

does anyone no anything that will reduce the appearance or acne scars, even deep ones? I no there is laser surgery… How much does that run? What is themost cost efficient way to do somthing ?

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scamp's avatar

You can find a discussion on it here:

DeezerQueue's avatar

You might want to try a cream that actually fills in wrinkles. I have a scar on my upper lip that is somewhat deep and it’s helped. The one that I use is by Avon.

figbash's avatar

Do you have any Medical Spas near you? I’d try going that route first, so that you can get an accurate idea of what a good treatment plan would be. It will depend on what kind of acne scarring you have, but there’s definitely help!

One of the first things you can try is microdermabrasion. It won’t take care of it all immediately, but you’ll see a significant reduction after a few rounds of treatment. A round of three can run you anywhere from 240.00 to 350.00 dollars, depending on where you live.

Another way to start is to get a chemical peel. This is harsh, but it takes off the top layer of skin and can really smooth skin out.

I’d see how these work first and then start looking into the laser treatment, if it’s something that really bothers you. I’d start with your dermatologist first. Many of them are branching out into “cosmedicine” these days and will know what the best kind of laser to use, is.

mcbealer's avatar

You might want to try Bio-Oil. Here is a link about it
I bought mine at a local CVS, to help with dryness for my combination skin this past winter. It retails for about $12.00.

xgunther's avatar

After I had gone through numerous treatments without results. My doctor put me on accutane. Its a powerful 6 month treatment. It can have some pretty negative side effects. But I’ve been acne free for 3 years now….so I’d say it was a miracle.

figbash's avatar

I researched your question a little further, and found this inexpensive, at-home solution from Avon. It gets rave reviews from even the most discriminating magazines for diminishing acne scarring and evening out skin tone. It’s also inexpensive and really easy to use.

Check it out:

DeezerQueue's avatar

I had already suggested it to him/her.

figbash's avatar

Oh! I didn’t see a name for the product you were referring to. Hopefully this info is more specific. I thought I’d include a link to the product I’d read about so that the user could get an idea of what it looks like, costs, and could read the reviews.

DeezerQueue's avatar

No problem, I’d just hate to lose the commission. Just kidding.

johnny0313x's avatar

Thanks for all the great answers you guys I will def look into your suggestions.

johnny0313x's avatar

just an update. I have been using Avon anew every other day and ponds purely polished it has pink quartz crystals which you use a sponge with warm water to rub them over your skin. I use that twice a week and I have seen some great results. Sure my skin isnt flawless, but its the smoothest I have seen it in a long time and I feel alot better about myself. Plus it seems like I have been getting hit on alot more at clubs ha which is always a nice confidence booster. So thank u all for your advice!!

DeezerQueue's avatar

Great to hear that. I know the Anew product is kind of expensive so you probably only want to use it every other day, but use it every day, as recommended. It really does plump out specifically where it needs to. Like I said, I’ve been using it for some time, and I have no serious wrinkles to speak of.

johnny0313x's avatar

actually mine says to use it every other day. And it was only fifteen dollars. Not bad. I think I have the new version called two in one. Its on a pad which I guess the older version. Applied in a different way. Either way I love it ha.

DeezerQueue's avatar

Strange, I’ll have to check mine out again, but mine says to use it twice a day, and costs nearly twice as much here as yours does. I think it’s great that there’s an OTC remedy for you, resorting to more expensive and painful treatments just isn’t something a person needs to be thinking about.

johnny0313x's avatar

well it certainely hasn’t performed any miracles but it has helped enough to the point that I feel much better. I’d alwas like to see more results. Do you know if there is a point where it can’t do anymore? I have only been using it about two weeks now. I think the package said by the 4th week you will see the most results if memory serves me correct. Also are the results permanent or will I have to use it forever?

DeezerQueue's avatar

You’ll have to keep using it forever. The only way around that would probably be dermabrasion or chemical peel.

jameiiy's avatar

Topical Medication – This method is fine for treating mild scars. Apply a healing topical gel, or paste to the problem area. These medications generally contain tretinoin, Alpha-HydroxyAcid (AHAs), Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA), or a combination of these. These constituents help in the regeneration of the skin as well as curing post-inflammatory changes.

Laser Resurfacing – This method resurfaces the skin to eliminate the scarring. A laser beam is flashed on the scar to burn the uppermost layer of the skin till the specific depth. This method removes the scars forever if they are just on the superficial layer of the skin. This method uses carbon dioxide and erbium:YAG lasers.

Acne Scar Treatment

johnny0313x's avatar

by topical u mean like neosporin?

jvgr's avatar

If your scars are deep, check with your Dr. about perscribing a cream with Retoinic Acid. It’s derived from Vitamin A and acts just as alpha hydroxy acids do: it speeds up the sloughing off of your topmost skin cells. Perscription strength retoinic acid cream does it a lot faster than over the counter treatments.

If you do this, you will want to be sure to always use sunscreen. The exposed skin is much more susceptible to UV damage.

johnny0313x's avatar

Just wanted to give an update, I found this product and just ordered it and thought I would give it a try since that other Avon product worked pretty well. I’ll let you know how it works, I figured if anyone finds this posts that suffers with acne scarring some useful information could be very helpful to them.

I guess this is the same stuff they inject into your face at clinics to help with wrinkles and uneven skin tones. Apparently your skin produces this stuff naturally but with age the production slows down. I don’t think this will perform miracles but I saw ALOT of very positive reviews on the internet (mostly from older woman with wrinkles) saying that it is a miracle product and that they saw amazing results. So I thought I’d test it out and see what happens lol

ANEW CLINICAL Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum

I didn’t pay even ¼ of that price BTW lol

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