How To Remove Pimple Scars

By Julie Armstrong

Pimples are a small bump that appears on the skin and may appear throughout the body, but they are most commonly associated with the face. When acne occurs on the face it can be embarrassing and may cause the inflicted individual to revert to being shy and avoiding public contact as much as possible.

These bumps occur as the result of a blockage of the pores on the skin; this is commonly the result of oils on the skin.  In many cases these bumps may leave scars behind.  The scars can be quite damaging both physically and emotionally. But you do not have to live with them permanently if you know how to get rid of pimple scars.  Once the scars are removed then typically the confidence and emotional level of the individual will improve as well.

The first thing you should do when trying to eliminate pimple scars is to consult a dermatologist. They will evaluate the condition of your skin and determine the best cure for your condition.  While there are numerous over the counter acne and pimple scar treatments available, it is always a good idea to consult a medical professional before trying any medication.

There are different types of scars and there are also different types of treatments.  You may also have some dark marks on the skin as a result of the pimples, while these marks are not considered scars they do typically fall into the discussion of scarring.  These spots may be eliminated with a simple bleaching compound.

There are also chemical peels that are designed to provide assistance in eliminating scars. These peels consist of an acid that is applied to the affected area.  This peel sits on the skin for an extended period of time before being removed. These treatments are basically removing the top layer of the skin and exposing the next layer.

A popular method of treatment is referred to as dermabrasion. This treatment uses mechanical methods to remove the pimple scars.  This procedure start with the patient’s skin being numbed, and then a rotating disk is used like a power sander for the face.  This also is designed to remove the top layer of skin. However the results that occur from this method do not tend to last.

A dermatologist may also determine that the best way to treat your case of pimple scarring may be to use laser.  This method also resurfaces the skin and is similar to derma abrasion except that it uses laser beams to remove the top layer of skin.  This process is called acne laser treatment.  This method also tends to have only temporary results.

Of course the best thing to do is to avoid getting pimple scars in the first place.  While this may sound redundant, there are affective ways to avoid pimples including regular washing of your face and not picking or popping pimples when they do occur.  Seeing a dermatologist and eating the proper foods can be the most effective way to avoid scarring.

Julie has been writing articles online for nearly 4 years now. In addition to writing health related articles, she also publishes reviews of various consumer products. Come visit her latest website that discusses weighted training vest and other types of fitness equipments.

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About Donna May

Author Donna May is an at home skin care specialist who researches and writes about skin care products, does product reviews, and likes to discover new techniques for dealing with the many different kinds of skin issues that people develop over the course of their lives.


  1. Lyle Lembo says:

    Aspirin is an anti inflammatory. what you put on your skin absorbs into your body. acne is part inflammatory…Is it getting down to the cause of the inflammation…No. aspirin can also have serious effects on your liver and may cause digestive side effects.

  2. Chemical Peels may be dangerous specially if you use those high concentrations of Glycolic Acid.”;`

  3. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  4. Lacey Cook says:

    chemical peels are also damaging if not properly administered-`,

  5. I’ve tried all sorts of creams and gels for the redness of my scars. A few days ago i started using lime juice exclusively. It is looking better already, I recommend trying this out, lemon is probably the same effect.

  6. Catherina Piehl says:

    Thanks – Just the info I was looking for.. My search ends here..

  7. I’ve been thinking the exact same point personally lately. Happy to see another person on the same wavelength! Nice article.

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