Question Acne Scarring: acne scars all over my cheeks and chin

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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I have acne scars all over my cheeks and chin. I have consulted a couple of doctors and they say it is adult acne. I have been treated with glycolic peel about 5years back and in 3 sessions my face was clear however this time my acne and the scars are getting worst. Should I go for chemical peels again? If so which ones?

I have been on doxy, azithromycin and the pill but it doesnt help.


Peels will definitely help with your acne, however I would
suggest salicylic peels instead of the glycolic peels you have had previously.
Salicylic (BHA) is oil soluble and has the ability to penetrate through the oil
and congestion to clean up the debris and digest the acne you are concerned
We may also like to combine your peel with a blue light LED treatment. Blue
lights have the ability to target the acne causing bacteria in the skin.
This combined treatment may help to soften your scaring so that once the active
acne has cleared; you may look at alternative treatments for the scarring

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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