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Your Acne Scars May Be Decades Old, But You Could Still Get Rid of Them — Here’s How

While the “don’t pick your face” edict may be generations old, so too is the temptation to ignore it. That means that anyone who experienced breakouts in their younger years may now be dealing with the fallout decades later. Yes — we’re talking about acne scars. Anyone who’s been staring at the same pockmarks since their senior prom may understand the frustration of feeling like there’s nothing you can do to fix them. But according to dermatologists, there’s no such thing as “too late” when it comes to making a difference in your skin.

“Scars improve very slightly over time as the color fades and the thick tissue loosens — however, the scars will never go away on their own, especially if they are deep,” says Michele Farber, MD of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC. “Older acne scars are harder to treat because they are fully formed, while newer ones are still remodeling on their own.”

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Source: Spotlyte – Your Acne Scars May Be Decades Old, But You Could Still Get Rid of Them — Here’s How By, Zoe Weiner

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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