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Old 07-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
 
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Hey all! Looking for a commercial product to help me fade my acne scars. I don't have any pictures with me, but Im a NC45 in the summer and a NC43 in the winter. My scars on the other hand look a good shade or so darker. I tried using a darker shade make up, but that did not work either. I dont have major issues with it, but if I dont try to blend them out I look ragged or sickly.

I just want to fade the SCARS ONLY. Im hearing horrible stories about skin bleaching and white marks. I dont want that. I want a smooth complexion.

I dont have cash for laser surgery. I dont mind that waiting game, as long as it works. If you guys did any tweaking to the product, please let me know.

I went to my family doctor when I was 17, but he told me make up was the only thing I could do.....
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
 
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If you don't mind mail order, I highly recommend acne.org's AHA+ lotion (in a very large tube). I alternate nights of this procuct with tretinoin, and it has made my old acne marks fade to practically nothing (even I have to look really closely to see them) and it has lightened sun/age spots for me too but very gradually.
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Those dark marks from acne are called PIH...Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. They generally fade on their own in 6 to 12 months. The problem is that we often continue to get new acne lesions, which make new PIH marks, so it seems like they never fade. The best treatment is truly to treat the acne so you don't make new marks.

Try a good quality Vitamin C serum. Vit C tends to make skin skin look brighter, and fades PIH a bit, but doesn't bleach skin. Good quality serums are quite expensive ($45-$100/ounce), but you can make it on your own for fairly cheap. There are threads about it on here if you do a search.
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I have hyperpigmentation on my upper lip (it looks like I have a moustache!) that developed after an emergency bowel resection 2 years ago. I have no idea why, but I cam out of surgery with weird dark patches in various places. The ones around the stomach scar went away (mostly) but the patch on my upper lip stayed.
I started using Platinum Skin Care chemical peels and skin care products, and they have helped significantly. It's a bit expensive (around $200 for a full kit, plus I bought the fading cream too) but totally worth it.
I had been using Palmer's fading cream, but it did nothing!
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #5
 
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Girl those aren't scars it's hyperpigmentation as was stated above. Nothing but time will entirely heal them there's no quick fix product, and you can trust me on that since I've suffered with acne for a good amount of time.
When I was still struggling with my acne my Dermo swore that retina helps the fading process however you'd need to go to a Dermo to get it.
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When I was still struggling with my acne my Dermo swore that retina helps the fading process however you'd need to go to a Dermo to get it.
Notsomuch anymore. Alldaychemist or Medsmex supply Retin-A without prescription. I've done several orders to ADC and the quality of the products (generic) is decent; I've gotten good results using their products.
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When I was still struggling with my acne my Dermo swore that retina helps the fading process however you'd need to go to a Dermo to get it.
Notsomuch anymore. Alldaychemist or Medsmex supply Retin-A without prescription. I've done several orders to ADC and the quality of the products (generic) is decent; I've gotten good results using their products.
Ah no way? I usually get my supply through Dermo prescriptions so I had no clue ^.^
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Thanks you guys ! I'll look through some more threads and see what I come up with . Thanks for all the suggestions !
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Hey all! Looking for a commercial product to help me fade my acne scars. I don't have any pictures with me, but Im a NC45 in the summer and a NC43 in the winter. My scars on the other hand look a good shade or so darker. I tried using a darker shade make up, but that did not work either. I dont have major issues with it, but if I dont try to blend them out I look ragged or sickly.

I just want to fade the SCARS ONLY. Im hearing horrible stories about skin bleaching and white marks. I dont want that. I want a smooth complexion.

I dont have cash for laser surgery. I dont mind that waiting game, as long as it works. If you guys did any tweaking to the product, please let me know.

I went to my family doctor when I was 17, but he told me make up was the only thing I could do.....
Come on maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

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i don't know about other products. I can only tell about the one that i used. Invicible scar has been a pretty comfortable product for me .. It reduced my scars and evened out my skin tone as well. It's just the smell i didn't like , else , i didn't find any harm in buying and using it
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Default try invicible

invicible is certainly a cool product. The texture of it is very smooth and silky, which I like and it smells good. Definitely worth the investment, you won't regret it.
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If you don't mind mail order, I highly recommend acne.org's AHA+ lotion (in a very large tube). I alternate nights of this procuct with tretinoin, and it has made my old acne marks fade to practically nothing (even I have to look really closely to see them) and it has lightened sun/age spots for me too but very gradually.
The Acne.org AHA lotion really worked well for me. And boy does that huge tube last a long time. I love Acne.org products in general and have excellent experience with the business.
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