Acne Scars: Answers to Common Questions
If you are thinking about treatment for acne scars, you probably have
questions. Many people want to know which treatment works best. Others
want to find out what they can do at home to treat acne scars. Here you
will find what many dermatologists tell their patients.
Skin Color Changes: Spots may Fade with Right Treatment
When acne clears, spots sometimes appear on the skin where the acne once
was. These spots may be pink, red, or purple in people with lighter skin
and tan to dark brown in people with darker skin. Many people believe these
spots are scars. The good news is that these are not scars.
Depressed Acne Scars: Effective Treatment Available
Raised Acne Scars: Treatment can Ease Pain, Diminish Scars
What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients
You may be able to prevent acne scars by treating your acne. Treatment
reduces acne severity, and less severe acne means less chance of
More Health News and
Bleach Baths May Help
Control Atopic Dermatitis
Treating atopic dermatitis (AD) by adding bleach to your bathwater
may sound like an old wives’ tale. After all, dermatologists
recommend gentle, fragrance-free products for their patients with
AD. Bleach hardly falls into this category. A bleach bath, however,
may be exactly what your dermatologist orders.
Quick Check Could Save Your Grandparents’ Lives
To commemorate National Grandparents Day, which occurs each
September, the Academy encourages people to lovingly remind their
grandparents to perform a skin self-examination. A skin
self-examination is an easy way to detect the only cancer that can
be seen on the surface of a person’s skin.
Your grandparents can use the Academy’s free body mole map to help
them examine their skin for any suspicious lesions that could be
Body Mole Map
On this one page, you will find instructions for performing a skin
self-examination, an illustrated guide that shows you what to look
for, and an area to keep track of your moles.
If your grandparents need some encouragement to perform this
examination, you may want to direct them to this article or print it
out for them to read:
Skin Cancer: Need for Skin Exam Increases with Age
Next Month –
Skin Exams: Why These Help Keep You Healthy