Back acne scars - how to get rid of them quickly?

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    Aug 15, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    I do apologise first of all if I posted this in the wrong category, I don't think it comes under any category listed in the "Health" section . . .

    I seem to be having problems with back acne scarring. They look scabeous and fiercely red, though my exercise routine has had a signifcant impact on reducing the number of breakouts. I find it quite embarrasing to show my back in public (despite having done so on more than one occasion), and some poeple have recommended me to use a whole range of expensive treatments (laser surgery, pure Vitamin-E oil, dermatologist, etc.) so I was wondering if there are any home remedies out there to quickly get rid of back acne? Help is much appreciated icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    Move to the tropics or subtropics.

    That's the ONLY thing that controls my bacne.

    I had SERIOUS bacne till moving to Miami...hasn't been a problem since.
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    You're actually on to something, paulflexes. I never had bad breakouts like the ones right now back in Malaysia at 30°C and near 100% relative humidity. I find the weather too dry in Sydney (not as bad as a desert, but my skin suffers as a result), maybe that's the cause of my slow recovery?

    Did you try any home remedies to cure those little bastards? I hear fresh pineapple puree or aloe vera would do the trick, idk?
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    aloe will work wonders, but try tea tree oil as well
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    Maybe that tropics thing is true icon_surprised.gif

    I've been getting way too much acne ever since I moved.
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    How expensive is pure tea tree oil? I'm running low on moolah, perhaps something cheaper and home-available will do?

    Also how often must I apply these topical ointments? How long will it take for me to get rid of all of them? I hope to get a clear back by next February, when I wanna dance unashamedly shirtless in public during Sydney's next Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival ;)
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    pure tea tree oil should be cheaper down under, but here in canada it's about ~$15 for 40 mL, which should last a few months.
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    Aug 16, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Mederma is a cream that has some wonderful use for lightening scars and stretch marks. Though the website is predominantly geared toward women, skin is skin and it works. My mom had some very bad acne scarring and the cream definitely helped her out.

    [url]http://www.mederma.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=mederma&utm_campaign=Mederma%20-%20Scar&gclid=CNbA7YTM0qoCFR9hgwodEEVy0Q[/url]
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    Aug 16, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    stop eating flour/gluten and i can bet my favorite weasel that it will go away.
    don;t waist your time on oils,lotions,creams etc..this is internal not external.
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    Aug 16, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    organic coconut oil both internally and topically. Take at least 2T per day, try mixing it with a cup of green tea.
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    Aug 16, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    Do you have insurance? If so, a dermatologist visit should be covered and many topical treatments come as generics.
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    check your diet as well... typically things that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol are thought to be contributors to acne (altho no studies have shown any significant linkage).

    i know i suffered through terrible acne everywhere when i started eating 2 eggs a day in order to get more protein into my diet (i hate powders/shakes). after 3 months, i was getting desperate and i read something online about how egg yolk is very high in cholesterol. now i have just egg whites and the acne is gone... problem is that the scars are still there. a dermatologist said that they often fade away by themselves, but it takes a while (like 1-2 years, assuming you have no more acne).
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    Aug 16, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    i always have at least 2 or 3 bumps on my back at all times, but that isnt the thing that is really bothering me.. my back is like a minefield for scars, and its so embarrassing that i wont remove my shirt for anything.. i even went to hawaii for a week and refused to swim the entire time.. icon_sad.gif
    so what can you do to remove scars that are already there?
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    Aug 16, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    Vitamin D, which your body naturally generates while out in the sun (thus the tropics posts) will help control and prevent all forms of acne. Mederma works wonders too on all kinds of blemishes. Its not quick, depending on how bad the problem is, but it works.
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    Aug 16, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    brittainswei saidi always have at least 2 or 3 bumps on my back at all times, but that isnt the thing that is really bothering me.. my back is like a minefield for scars, and its so embarrassing that i wont remove my shirt for anything.. i even went to hawaii for a week and refused to swim the entire time.. icon_sad.gif
    so what can you do to remove scars that are already there?



    Try Mederma, itll take awhile, but it does work. Also try mixing vitamin E gel into a non allergenic moisturizing souffle. Thatll soften the scar tissue up so your body, and the mederma, can get a better handle on things.
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    Aug 16, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    easymac said

    Try Mederma, itll take awhile, but it does work. Also try mixing vitamin E gel into a non allergenic moisturizing souffle. Thatll soften the scar tissue up so your body, and the mederma, can get a better handle on things.


    Thank you so much. ill see if i can find any to buy..
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    Aug 16, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    easymac saidVitamin D, which your body naturally generates while out in the sun (thus the tropics posts) will help control and prevent all forms of acne. Mederma works wonders too on all kinds of blemishes. Its not quick, depending on how bad the problem is, but it works.


    It's probably mostly the vitamin D that helps, but the ultraviolet light itself, is also useful. It's perfectly safe to get a little pink; however long that takes you....20minutes to 1 hour. Just don't get burned.
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    Aug 16, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Julians saidHow expensive is pure tea tree oil? I'm running low on moolah, perhaps something cheaper and home-available will do?

    Also how often must I apply these topical ointments? How long will it take for me to get rid of all of them? I hope to get a clear back by next February, when I wanna dance unashamedly shirtless in public during Sydney's next Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival ;)


    I have never had acne BUT I do have a bottle of Dessert Essence 100% pure Tea tree oil from Australia .5ml bottle 5 bucks. Lasts a long time. It's good for your skin in general when it's dry.
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    Aug 17, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    Timbales saidDo you have insurance? If so, a dermatologist visit should be covered and many topical treatments come as generics.


    This. There are still many myths surrounding acne, and a dermotologist can not only prescribe you medication (topical and/or internal) to treat acne and/or scarring, but discuss with you the other treatment issues available.