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Acne Scars, Scarring, and Pigmentation

If you have acne, you probably worry about scarring. Learn more about acne scars, how scars develop, scar prevention and treatment. Also, get information about pigmentation problems that acne can also cause.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
The remnants of pimples past is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Learn why it develops and what you can do about it.

Is Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation a Permanent Acne Scar?
Are post inflammatory hyperpigmentation spots true acne scars? Learn more about this common type of skin discoloration, and if post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is permanent.

Who Can Get Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?
Who can get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Do you know if you are susceptable to this type of skin discoloration?

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Treatments
What are the best hyperpigmentation treatments? Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can make you feel self-conscious about your skin. But there are treatments that can help fade hyperpigmentation fast.

What Is Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?
Do you have skin discoloration left by acne breakouts? It may be post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Learn more about this common skin discoloration, why it develops, and why it isn't an acne scar.

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?
What causes post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), or skin discoloration, to occur? Learn more about the causes of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and why these skin pigmentation problems are common in those with acne.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation a true acne scar? Learn more about PIH and how it's treated.

Is Popping Pimples Really Bad for My Skin?
Learn what really happens when you pop or squeeze your pimples.

What Causes Acne Scars?
Learn how acne scars form, and how you can minimize your chances of developing scarring.

Acne Scars
If you have acne, you probably worry about scarring. Is there anything you can do to prevent acne scars? Are there any effective acne scar treatments? Learn more about how and why scarring occurs, how you can limit the severity of scars, and how you can treat them if they do happen.

Prevent Acne Scars
While acne is temporary, acne scars can be permanent. There are steps you can take to help minimize the chance of scar development.

Types of Acne Scars
Even with the most careful and conscientious treatment, acne may still cause scarring. But not all scars are created equal. Learn more about the most common types of acne scars and how they are treated.

Acne Scar Treatments
Acne scars have, in the past, been difficult to treat. Fortunately, in recent years more effective procedures have taken acne scar treatment to new levels of success. Learn more about the most common acne scar treatment options.

Acne Scar Treatment Procedure - Dermabrasion
Information and illustrations of a dermabrasion procedure - a common acne scar revision procedure - from the ADAM Healthcare Center.

Mederma Product Review
We've all seen those Mederma commercials that promise to reduce scarring. But does Mederma really work? Should you use it to treat acne scars? Get the skinny on Mederma with this review from About.com's Dermatology Guide.

Overview of Acne Scars
Get an overview of how scars form, the types of acne scars, treatments, and detailed pictures.

Dermabrasion for Acne Scarring
Dermabrasion can be used to treat moderate to severe acne scarring. Learn what to expect during a dermabrasion procedure.

Dermal Fillers for Acne Scarring
Dermal or soft tissue fillers can be used to improve the look of depressed acne scars. Learn more about how dermal fillers work and what happens during treatment. Courtesy the American Academy of Dermatology.

How To Heal a Popped Pimple
Five steps to get that popped pimple healing fast.

Does Olive Oil Heal Acne Scars?
Olive oil - a great scar treatment or a bunch of hooey?

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