I'm not on the regimen, would AHA+ work for me!

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Hello guys, I used to be an active member on this forum years ago, but ever since I took Accutane for 6 months during high school my skin has been manageable. Now I use Neutrogena oil free acne wash and it works great. The only problem I have (as you can see from the pics) is that taking Accutane left behind some scars that I'm trying to get rid of if possible. I've had them since I ended treatment around early 2011. I've tried some products in the regimen in the past when my acne was worse including he benzoyle peroxide treatment and jojoba oil, but never the AHA+ and I've always even curious about it. Based on my pics below, do you think it would make a noticeable difference? And how much should I buy for first time? Thanks guys!!!



STARTED Accutane July 20, 2010!!!
STOPPED Accutane January 15, 2011!!!
Brand: Amnesteem
Month 1: 40 mg a day
Month 2: 80 mg a day
Month 3: 80 mg a day
Month 4: 80 mg a day
Month 5: 80 mg a day
Month 6 (Last Month): 80 mg a day
Current status of face: Mild Acne

Regimen -

Neutrogena - Oil Free Acne Wash Redness Relief

Cerave Moisturizer - AM

Cerave Moisturizer - PM

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If you no longer have any active acne you may certainly use just the AHA+ to help scars fade somewhat faster. 

If your scars are deep, you may find some information on the causes and other treatments of acne scars by using the link provided below.

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From these pics...your skin looks great. I really don't see a problem. You are really young (good for skin repair efforts) and whatever scars you have can't be too bad, if I really can't see and issue from your pics. (Less is more in this case.)

If you are seriously looking to significantly reduce some scars--The peels that would be strong enough to do really make any difference--they can cause some pretty nasty burns and make the situation worse if you aren't properly trained and experienced. (Insert WARNING here!)  

I recommend going to a salon or spa nearby that offers "resurfacing" services. There are places that offer AHA peels at professional strength that may help. Also, I've heard of some people having great success with microdermabrasion (go for the "diamond", not the powder/dust variety). Do some web searches on'll find a lot of info. 

Good luck, handsome!

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