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Acne Scar Treatments – How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars

No matter what type of scars you have, it’s worth seeing your dermatologist. Most people have multiple types of scarring, and, particularly for atrophic and hypertrophic scars, in-office treatments such as lasers and fillers are your best bet. That being said, there are effective at-home treatments you can seek out that are especially effective for those discolored acne scars and marks. Below, the top acne scar treatments to try at home.

Acne Scar Treatments

Ambi Skincare Fade Cream

AMBI® Fade Cream for Normal Skin - Ambi Skincare

According to several of the derms we spoke with, skin-lightening agent hydroquinone is one of the most effective ingredients for fading acne scars. Naissan Wesley, a dermatologist at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, explains that hydroquinone “can help acne marks fade faster by inhibiting the melanocytes [pigment-producing cells in the skin] from making more pigment.”

Ambi Fade Cream includes 2 percent hydroquinone, the highest concentration allowed without a prescription. “It also contains soy, which is well known for treating pigmentation issues, and vitamin E, which helps with scarring,” says Tzu. While the FDA considers hydroquinone safe, it is banned in Europe and can potentially cause irritation or further discoloration, so remember to patch test and ask a dermatologist whether it’s right for you.

Murad Environmental Shield Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

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Although it’s a lot more expensive than the Ambi cream, this serum, recommended by dermatologist Y. Claire Chang of Union Square Laser Dermatology, pairs hydroquinone with vitamin C and glycolic acid, two more proven mark-fighting ingredients. “Glycolic acid helps improve existing brown spots by increasing skin-cell turnover and chemically exfoliating the skin,” she says. “[And] vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can brighten the skin.” Writer Or Gotham is also a fan of the Murad serum and told us he saw “a visible reduction in dark spots” after only three days of using it.

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% | Ulta Beauty

Azaleic acid can block pigment production in the skin. This is one of the best ance scar treatments which prevents acne scars from getting darker and helps to fade dark and pink spots over time, says Beverly Hills-based board-certified dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D., who recommends this lightweight cream-gel from The Ordinary.

“Azaleic acid is particularly well-tolerated in patients with sensitive skin and rosacea,” adds Dr. Massick.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel

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These pre-soaked pads contain glycolic, salicylic, malic, lactic, and citric acids to help even out tone, reduce texture, minimize lines, and boost your glow (trust us—you’ll notice a difference). The first pad exfoliates, while the second neutralizes the acids to bring back balance, thanks to soothing green tea and chamomile.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum


This super-potent serum contain vitamin C (to help rebuild collagen), vitamin E (to seal cracks in the skin), pumpkin ferment extract, and pomegranate enzyme that all work together to exfoliate and brighten the complexion. “Its ingredients are safe and effective, and gentle for patients with sensitive, dry, and acne-prone skin,” says Dr. Allawh.

bioCorneum Scar Treatment Plus SPF 30 Silicone Scar Gel

Acne Scar Treatments

Rarely, acne will cause a keloid scar (a raised scar that can grow larger than the original area), but it can happen. If you know your skin reacts in this way, try using a liquid silicone gel like bioCorneum, says Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, M.D., of Vibrant Dermatology in Wellesley, Massachusetts. “The silicone puts pressure on the scar as it’s healing, making it hard for excessive collagen to form,” she says.

Acne Scar Treatments