Chicken Pox and Acne Scars

Posted on September 5th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 2 comments

Expert advice from Dr. Lisa Kellett on how to get rid of chicken pox and acne scars on the face.

Q: How can I get rid of chicken pox or acne scars?

A: “Scars can be improvedby up to 95 percentbut not removed,” says dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue. “Treatments remodel the collagen in the skin, making it smoother. For raised scars, ND-YAG lasers and steroid injections work best, whereas for depressed scars, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Erbium lasers are ideal. Levulan, a new topical photosensitizer, makes any laser more effective. Prescription vitamin A cream also helps diminish scars. Over-the-counter scar treatments are available, but they are less effective and can take up to 12 weeks to show results. Lasers offer the quickest results.”

—From Elle Canada, April  2006.

2 thoughts on “Chicken Pox and Acne Scars

  1. Baking soda is commonly known as sodium bicarbonate. It is very beneficial for the skin. Baking soda can be removed dead skin cells and pores. It regulates pH levels of the skin, good for the human. Because of these, baking soda remedy is very useful for the acne or acne scars. Here I am going to telling you how to get rid of acne scars with baking soda.

    1. Make a paste by mixing 2 teaspoon of baking soda and a little water.

    2. Apply this paste on your affected area and wait to let it dry.

    3. After it Dry, then wash your face with cold water.

    4. Do this 2 times in week.

    • Ahad, you are right, baking soda makes a great exfoliant, however we find it doesn’t get rid of very dark, or bumpy scars. These are best lessoned with laser treatments such as the ND-YAG laser, and steroid injections.

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