Acne scars have been treated many different ways, but lemon juice? There have been a number of discussions about this home remedy but acne scars are defined, not as coloration changes, but textural depressions. These depressed areas are involving the collagen of the dermis and are not improved by superficial chemical peels, such as with lemon juice. Slight redness and brown discoloration of the acne blemish will often fade by itself but the chemical lightening including lemon juice can make some look better faster. The problem is that some individuals have more sensitive skin, and others may leave on the juice too long, and the citric acid can irritate and then cause post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. This darkening, from the home treatment, could take months to go away.
Fraxel® laser and Portrait plasma resurfacing can help crater from scars which are the shallow smooth-edged scars. Narrow deep ice pick scars are often treated first by doing punch grafts to fill them in. This technique involves removal of the tiny scars and grafting tiny normal pieces of skin harvested from the skin behind the ear so it’s not a visible area. Those areas may be sewn together but the grafts on the acne scars do not need stitches. They are covered with sterile tape for a week or two. Resurfacing with Fraxel® Restore, Fraxel® Repair or Portrait Plasma can then be done to improve the appearance even more.
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