Are Chemical Peels a good remedy for acne scarring?

Chemical Peels . 4 answers . 5 years ago

Can you use Chemical Peels for mild acne scars? If so how many procedures would one need on average?

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5 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation

Chemical peels can be a good option for acne scarring, but it depends on the type of acne scarring you have and the type of chemical peel you undertake. No downtown (light) chemical peels would only be an option for pigmented (brown or red) acne scars, they would not help with textured (bumpy) acne scars. If you wanted to do a chemical peel for textured (indented) acne scars, it would have to involve downtime to be effective. For textured acne scars, we believe laser treatments would
be a better option than chemical peels. Laser treatments and bleaching creams are also good options for colored acne scars.

5 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation (View Profile)

Chemical peels can be a good option for acne scarring, but it depends on the type of acne scarring you have and the type of chemical peel you undertake. No downtown (light) chemical peels would only be an option for pigmented (brown or red) acne scars, they would not help with textured (bumpy) acne scars. If you wanted to do a chemical peel for textured (indented) acne scars, it would have to involve downtime to be effective. For textured acne scars, we believe laser treatments would
be a better option than chemical peels. Laser treatments and bleaching creams are also good options for colored acne scars.


5 years ago by Rejuve

Chemical peels are good if you have pigment issues caused by acne. The pigmented skin will look better once you peel. However, chemical peels won't change the scar itself. For acne scars themselves, you will need to consider laser resurfacing.

5 years ago by Rejuve (View Profile)

Chemical peels are good if you have pigment issues caused by acne. The pigmented skin will look better once you peel. However, chemical peels won't change the scar itself. For acne scars themselves, you will need to consider laser resurfacing.


5 years ago by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

There are many treatments for acne scarring. Chemical peels can be one of these treatments. However, there are several different kinds of peels so the number you would need will vary. The best thing to do is go for a consultation to a board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon that works with these issues. Have them evaluate your skin to decide your best treatment plan for your type of scarring.

5 years ago by Esta Kronberg, M.D. (View Profile)

There are many treatments for acne scarring. Chemical peels can be one of these treatments. However, there are several different kinds of peels so the number you would need will vary. The best thing to do is go for a consultation to a board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon that works with these issues. Have them evaluate your skin to decide your best treatment plan for your type of scarring.


4 years ago by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

Chemical peels are good if you have pigment issues caused by acne. The pigmented skin will look better once you peel. However, chemical peels won't change the scar itself. For acne scars themselves, you will need to consider laser resurfacing.

4 years ago by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center (View Profile)

Chemical peels are good if you have pigment issues caused by acne. The pigmented skin will look better once you peel. However, chemical peels won't change the scar itself. For acne scars themselves, you will need to consider laser resurfacing.


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