Are Chemical Peels a good remedy for acne scarring?

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

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (5)


Answered by Dr. Robert L. True

Chemical peels can definitely be used. The number depends on the strength of the chemical used, which is also related to downtime and anesthesia. Mild peels have minimal anesthesia, little downtime and can be done with just a numbing cream. Deeper peels that hit acne better need more anesthesia (creams are not enough) and have downtime.

Published on Feb 18, 2018

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Answered by Dr. Robert L. True

Chemical peels can definitely be used. The number depends on the strength of the chemical used, which is also related to downtime and anesthesia. Mild peels have minimal anesthesia, little downtime and can be done with just a numbing cream. Deeper peels that hit acne better need more anesthesia (creams are not enough) and have downtime.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Jun 21, 2010

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Mar 11, 2010

Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Mar 11, 2010

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered 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.

Published on Mar 11, 2010

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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