Pockmarks on the face can form as the result of acne scars, a bout of chicken pox or rashes that can cause pits to form on the skin. These deep scars and facial imperfections might make you feel less secure about your appearance. It is possible to remove pockmarks from the face with the use of home treatments and with a visit to the dermatologist.

Cover the affected area with a layer of cocoa butter. Use your fingers to apply the cocoa butter. This will improve the appearance of skin and revive facial elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of pitted areas.

Apply an over-the-counter scar treatment. Apply the treatment to the affected area with your fingers. This cream or gel can be purchased at several drugstores and is applied daily for several weeks to reduce the appearance of pockmarks, especially acne scars. Read the instructions on the product for application directions.

Perform a facial massage to the affected area once a day. Use your fingers and gently move them in a circular motion on your face. This will help improve the skin’s circulation, which can help it heal itself naturally.

Speak to a dermatologist about the use of facial fillers that can be used to reduce the appearance of pockmarks. These fillers are injected directly into the affected area. Once injected, these chemicals cause the skin to plump, which reduces the pockmark.

Speak to a dermatologist about receiving a chemical peel. During a chemical peel, a dermatologist will apply a layer of acid that will remove the outer layers of the skin. The type and amount of acid used will depend upon the number of skin layers that must be removed.

Speak to a dermatologist about microdermabrasion. During this procedure, a dermatologist uses a small tool that sheers away the outer layers of the skin, reducing the appearance of pockmarks.

References and Resources

Derma Doctor: Acne Scars