Should I use a topical cream to treat my acne scars?

Audrey Kunin, MD
Everyone always wants to know what topicals can help resolve acne scars. Certainly anything that has been shown to help stimulate collagen bundle formation, such as the use of topical vitamin A creams (which help with exfoliation as well as stimulate collagen) or antioxidant-packed rejuvenating creams (often containing vitamin C), seem like logical choices.

These are certainly options I do encourage those with acne scars to take. I do think that the reality is that a procedure is going to maximize your results, whether done alone or incorporated with a topical agent.

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