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getting rid of acne scars. what to use?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by ethirtynine, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. ethirtynine

    ethirtynine Senior member

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    i am using proactive now and i like the way it works. i wanted to order the skin lightening lotion to help reduce my acne scars. unfortunatly they dont carry it anymore. is there something else i can use?
     
  2. lacoste_alot

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    bio oil... works really well.... http://www.bio-oil.info (you can get it off of ebay for like $20)

    other than that, i highly recommend using a facial moisturizer with an alpha hydroxy acid... i'd say the best thus far that i've ever use is neutrogena healthy skin face lotion spf 15
     
  3. Stazy

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    www.mankind.co.uk carries high-end skin products. You might find something there.
     
  4. Reggs

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    Since you're in LA, it would easy to find a place that could give you high concentration AHA masking. I think you get a mask every week for 5 weeks and it's suppose to help a great deal with scaring.

    Steer away from brighteners and get a tan though. Much more effective, and less hassle. Depending on where the facial hair is and how boyish you look, facial hair is also an option.
     
  5. Simon

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    I've very recently started looking into this as well and have read that products with glycolic acid and microdermabrasion techniques are key in getting rid of acne scars while evening out skin tone. The high end treatments can get pricey though.

    I might try some of the lower concentration stuff at first to see if I see any improvements for it (that way it's also a cheaper investment than spending a couple of hundred dollars on the high concentration products).
     
  6. Jl24

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    I've very recently started looking into this as well and have read that products with glycolic acid and microdermabrasion techniques are key in getting rid of acne scars while evening out skin tone. The high end treatments can get pricey though.


    I heard (and I haven't done any research) that washes with glycolic acid will show improvements for a few weeks, but then taper off, and if you stop using it, your face goes back to normal. Did you come across anything like that while researching this?

    And what are these high end treatments?
     
  7. Reggs

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    People who use highly cocentrated AHA nightcreams have told me that it's best to gradualy step up the concentration of your products before trying out something like 20-30%. Iv used a 10% night cream before and it was too much to handle.

    The masks they give at spas are around 80%(mind you, its only on for face for about 15-20 mins), and you can buy them online. I had a link but its on a different hard drive.

    If you want a good face wash, get MenScience

    http://www.menessentials.com/oxid.ph...e2614.05612192
     
  8. netovargas90

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    laser, even though somewhat expensive
    its the way to go
     
  9. tiecollector

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    www.skinbiology.com use the supercop copper peptides. combine that with some exfoliants and needling possibly. this shit made some of my scars fade dramatically and I am not disciplined enough to use it all that regularly.
     
  10. sartoriallychallenged

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    I use a gentle yet effective multi hydroxy acid complex twice daily, called Fruition Extra by Estee Lauder (I used to work for EL as a "Beauty Advisor" and got hooked on this stuff because of my gratis every quarter (gratis=free product) but now I have to pay full price, and it's quite pricy ($100 cdn per bottle).

    For really bad scarring/discolouration, they also carry a retinol product called "diminish" but you don't want to use it together with Fruition Extra.

    As with any retinol or AHA/BHA/muti-HA product, definitely wear a light moisturizer with SPF of atleast 15 and avoid the sun whereever possible. Also, I believe sun exposure (tanning) will make scarring/discolouration more visible (and let's not forget, sun exposure will bring about premature aging)
     
  11. mia123456789

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    i used inviCible scars for my acne scars.. it is relatively very effective in scars and spots. It has many benefits but is devoid of any side effects.It’s a great product... my scars vanished in just 3 weeks... glad to have this product. It’s worth paying for it. It is a hypoallergenic acne scar treatment. Since it does not contain common skin irritants like preservatives and fragrances, it is far less likely to cause a break-out than most other acne scar care products do. I’m really very much satisfied by it as it has really shown drastic effects in such sort span of time. Consult the website for more details so that you may have an idea of what scar type you have and how to use it
     
  12. kimchimonster

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    I used to have terrible acne scars. A dermatologist recommended using Tretinoin-A to increase skin turnover and a cleanser called Praxion. It works slowly, but my skin has gotten much better in the 7 months that I've been using both. I use the Praxion maybe twice per week and the Tretinoin 3 times per week.
     
  13. OakCreekHitter

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    you ever consider doing a series of derma microabrasions?
    laser treatments can also help reduce acne scars
     
  14. desireme

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    Proactiv ?? Hasn't it been stated harmful ? It contains hydroquinone which cause ochronosis which is not good for us. I'm aiming to try invicible. Have used mederma and bio oil but my scars worsened that's all. If invicible didn't work , i'd probably opt for laser surgery which i so badly want to refrain from
     
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    Would prefer invicible on laser treatment. It's hypoallergenic and does not even cause breakouts. Why not give it a try. I'll go for invicible first. Going to buy it soon
     
  16. wetnose

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    I've tried lasers, peels and fillers. The one that works best is something called needling. You need an aesthetician to do it. Basically, they use a dry tattoo needle to attack each scar individually to agitate the scar tissue and yes...it is painful. This forces the skin to recover and plump up the scar, thus reducing the appearance of the scar. Recovery takes 3-4 days and is assisted by the use of a silicone ointment. IMO, it's superior to all other treaments because it zeroes in on each scar.

    Because of the nature of the treatment, it's necessary for a six month break between treatments. I've had 6 treatments done so far and the appearance of scars has diminished significantly - so much that most of them look more like freckles now.
     
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    This is serious! I would stay away from over the counter products, cosmetics, spas, beauticians, aestheticians etc.... My advice: Go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon!
     
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    Interesting. Does it scab over after a treatment?
     

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