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Hey all

Over the last months I've been having serious acne breakouts which left me with a lot of scarring. I wanted to ask how much time after the pimples fade away completely should I start treating the scars and which treatments do you recommend? Thanks

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3 hours ago, alisvolatpropriis said:

Hey all

Over the last months I've been having serious acne breakouts which left me with a lot of scarring. I wanted to ask how much time after the pimples fade away completely should I start treating the scars and which treatments do you recommend? Thanks

You should ideally wait 3-6 months before starting a treatment. Scars do improve and change shape in the initial stage of healing, so treatment might not be necessary.

In order to suggest treatment, we need to know what type of scars you have. If you plan on taking pictures, consider the following instruction.

Angled lighting is an approach used to create a heavy shadow that will accentuate the scar for better evaluation as shown below. This is done by pointing a bright light perpendicular (90-degree) to the angle of the lens. See below.

Also don't shoot so close that it only shows the cheek. Try to include other parts of the face (eg. nose, mouth and/or ear). This will give better perspective of the scar size.

 

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7 hours ago, Sirius Lee said:

You should ideally wait 3-6 months before starting a treatment. Scars do improve and change shape in the initial stage of healing, so treatment might not be necessary.

In order to suggest treatment, we need to know what type of scars you have. If you plan on taking pictures, consider the following instruction.

Angled lighting is an approach used to create a heavy shadow that will accentuate the scar for better evaluation as shown below. This is done by pointing a bright light perpendicular (90-degree) to the angle of the lens. See below.

Also don't shoot so close that it only shows the cheek. Try to include other parts of the face (eg. nose, mouth and/or ear). This will give better perspective of the scar size.

 

image.png.ceef7ca2fcb2f56e3f1d18f76085e5c4.png

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Thanks, I'll wait and see what happens with my skin. 

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