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What would you suggest for lightening up acne scars?Can be medical and/or home remedies
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Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

There are many treatment options which are safe and effective to treat acne scars. Many studies have shown that Retinoic acid and a glycolic acid combination is effective in the treatment of acne scars. Retinoic acid should be used in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.05% for at least 6 months to see beneficial effects. Please refer the below study article:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375771/

But sometimes when these medications do not work (in older scars), then there are various procedures which a dermatologist can do (such as collagen injections, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or laser treatments) and these procedures give a good result. Chemical peels may also help and these will improve the texture of the facial skin and make it smoother and less wrinkled and scarred.

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