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Will scars fade on their own over time?
Hi.  I'm 16 years old and have been suffering from moderate acne for the past 2 years.  My active acne has been brought to control at a mild level, but there are visible indented scars on both sides of my cheeks along with lingering red marks.

I heard that when red marks heal, most of the indents will also be raised along with them, and was wondering if this was true.  My family has a long history of acne but according to my mom, her scars will always fade over time.

Staying hopeful,
Tony
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Hi. Your Mom's right -the majority of acne scarring fades on its own over time. Ask your doctor about Retin-a (topical tretinoin) which treats both active acne and fades scars.
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Thanks for the reply.  Isn't Retin-A only good for fading red marks?  I don't think it does anything to heal indented scars does it?  Correct me if I'm wrong.
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I here that you can use cocoa butter too... Its this kind of lotion that is supposed to heal scarring generally. Its really good, I recomend it.
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