1853129 tn?1319530083

Acne Scars! HELP!

I'm starting to break out a lot of my chin and I haven't always had acne problems until now. Yes, I do admit to picking my pimples and now I'm noticing lots of scarring on my chin! I'm more on the "fair" side and my acne scars are really dark! However I was wondering if there's anything you'd recommend to take care of the scarring? I've heard of bio oil from a friend, but I'd like to know what else there is out there? Any suggestions? Thanks! :)
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563773 tn?1374246539

The scars sound like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a condition where there is an excess amount of pigment following a disease process that affects the skin.  Without treatment, this usually takes about 6 months to resolve and for the skin color to go back to its normal color.  Topical treatments with acids and chemical peels can be effective but can take a while for the skin to totally revert to its normal color.  Microdermabrasion can also be done, but this might require several sessions.  Skin resurfacing using lasers is also an option.  

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

1853129 tn?1319530083
Thank you so much for your advice!
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