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Tashi
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I don't know if this website is exactly the right place to ask this, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

In high school, I had some acne problems. After some medication, I don't really have breakouts anymore, other than the occasional pimple. But I do have some leftover scarring from past acne. It's been a few years, and it hasn't faded much. Is there any way to actually make scars fade, or is it something I'm stuck with? It doesn't really bother me too much, but the rest of my skin is pretty clear, just the one area has remained.

Has anyone had any success with any method of reducing scarring? I know there are a lot of creams and treatments and things out there that claim to be the best thing ever, but I'd rather get advice from someone who has perhaps been through this.

Thanks.

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Heather
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Dermatology is really outside our scope.

Who you want to talk with about scarring is a dermatologist, as that's rarely something that over-the-counter things can be of much help with.

(That said, scars can really fade a lot over many years, so some of this may just be needing more time to pass. For instance, I had scars from a surgery that lasted for a bunch of years afterwards, but now, 12 years after that surgery, I have to look REALLY hard to see them.)

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Tashi
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I kinda figured it might be a bit off topic from this site, but if there are any users that have advice, it doesn't hurt to ask. [Wink]

It's not really something I'm stressing about, so I probably won't bother with a dermatologist, but thank you for replying!

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