Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Acne Scar Treatments

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top acne scar treatments. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on acne scar treatments. Consideration must be given to:

  • Effaclar BB Blur
    La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique
    “Unfortunately, acne scars are permanent, but by applying cosmetics over the skin, you can minimize their appearance. Combining ingredients that give cosmetic coverage, minimize pores, and absorb oil, this product gives the skin a brighter, more even complexion.”
    — Joshua Zeichner, MD, New York, New York
  • Fraxel
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc
    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • Glytone Rejuvenating Mini Peel Gel
    Pierre Fabre Dermo Cosmetique USA
    “This gel product contains a low concentration of glycolic acid. It can be applied at home, left on the skin for 10 minutes, and neutralized with water.”
    —Cherise M. Levi, DO, New York, New York
  • SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25
    “Retinol will help to minimize acne scarring.”
    — Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Cleansing devices and self-tanners will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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