For some, having acne or a pimple is bad enough, but scarring can be just as embarrassing. According to Skincare Physicians, severe acne and family genetics play a role in whether you will experience scarring when you get pimples. Trying to get rid of pimples on your own by poking or squeezing infected areas may also lead to scarring. KidsHealth.org suggests that mild acne scars will eventually fade away on their own; however, there are a few home remedies that may help fade scarring quicker.
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Squeeze the juice out of one lemon. Dip a cotton ball into the juice, and smooth onto the skin, especially areas of pimple scarring. According to Disabled World, lemon juice fades dark pimple scars.
Slice a tomato into ½ inch slices, and place over the area of the face with pimple scarring. The Vitamin A found in tomatoes works as an antioxidant, treating damaged skin and fading pimple marks.
Visit a dermatologist if you have severe acne scarring. Dermabrasion, which uses a gentle sanding tool, sloughs off the upper layer of skin that features the scarring. Regular treatments will remove scarring from the skin, allowing new skin to resurface.
Ask your dermatologist for a laser resurfacing treatment. According to KidsHealth,org, laser resurfacing uses a laser to slough off the top layer of damaged scarred skin.
Use a facial product that contains glycolic acid or retinol for slightly depressed facial scarring. Skincare Physicians suggests using products such as these that encourage collagen growth to plump up the depressed areas to regain smoothed skin.
Always consult with a dermatologist before using an at-home dermabrasion kit.
References and ResourcesSkincare Physicians: Acne Scars: Answers to Common Questions
KidsHealth.org: Treating Acne Scars
Disabled-World: Home Remedies for Acne Scars
PlasticSurgery.net: Acne Dermabrasion