How To Treat Body Acne Scars

Whether you are a teen or an adult, body acne can torture your existence and make you spend sleepless nights thinking about the ugly marks the breakouts would leave on your body making wear low cut blouses and sleeveless tops an unattainable dream for you! Indeed, you can’t imagine flaunting your back or any other part of your body and look beautiful if you have these rash-like eruptions and scars scattered throughout. Last time, when I wrote a post on How To Get Rid Of Back Acne, I realized that it is undeniably a nightmare for most of us and the worst part is that they leave ugly scars, which are very stubborn and refuse to fade away even when the acne disappears.  Hence, I decided to write this article on how to treat body acne scars.

Acne body scars

How To Treat Body Acne Scars:  Treatment Options

Topical Treatments:  You need to seek the help of a dermatologist and invest in an ointment or serum which helps in improving the appearance of scar and fade them away in the long run. Often creams, ointments, serums and lotions containing hydroxy acids are known to work wonders for acne scars. Lotions containing lactic or glycolic acid are also known to help in treating acne scars. You need to be regular in the application on the topical medicine to reap the best benefits. You can also invest in salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide pads and use them for wiping the affected areas.

But, in case you want some more alternatives for one reason or the other, the good news is that you have a range of treatment options as far as treating your body acne scars is concerned. Here are the most prominent ones:

  • Acne chemical peels: If your body acne scars are not very severe, this is a great option for you. Acid treatments are used for revealing smooth skin when prescription acne medicines and topical applications prove ineffective. AHA, TCA or phenol peels are most commonly used for the purpose.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique: This is an intensive treatment which helps in reducing acne scars permanently. It is quite popular as a cosmetic procedure, which is known to be safe and convenient.
  • Collagen injections: This treatment has only temporary outcome since collagen fillers are injected below the scarred tissue so that the scar is raised and a uniform look is brought about. You must however, seek an experienced practitioner for getting the collagen injected.
  • Dermabrasion: It is a time-tested technique for treating body scars, in which a high speed brush is used for the removal of dead skin cells, thereby allowing new skin to develop.
  • Body microdermabrasion: There can be different kinds of microdermabrasion treatment in which exfoliation has a major role to play. You must however seek the help of an experienced dermatologist since microdermabrasion can expose you to risks like bleeding and increased chances of infection.

There are also other treatment options like Punch technique, which is a surgery to loosen pitted scars, fat transfer techniques in which fat cells are transferred from one part of the body to another for treating acne scars and subcutaneous incision which is often performed under local anesthesia and such others. It is however recommended that you consult your physician before opting for any of these treatments so that you can get rid of acne scars in a safe and secure way.


How To Treat Body Acne Scars:  Home Remedies

While you opt to treat acne scars with home remedies, you need to be very patient as they might take time. You can resort to two or more treatments at a time. Here are a few easy recipes you can try out:

    • Try rubbing an ice cube on the affected area everyday.
    • If you have dry skin acne, application of olive oil helps to reduce the visibility of acne scars. You can also mix neem oil with olive oil for more effective treatment.
    • Take out a cucumber from the refrigerator, cut it into slices and place them on your affected areas. It helps in lightening acne marks.


  • Dab some apple cedar vinegar on the affected area with the help of cotton and rinse with trepid water after twenty minutes. If apple cedar vinegar is not available, you can also use the juice of freshly squeezed lemon.
  • Apply a paste of water and baking soda, wait for fifteen minutes and wash off.
  • Direct application of aloe vera gel is very good for acne scars. You can also make a paste of sandalwood and aloe vera leaf and apply it on the affected areas.

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40 thoughts on “How To Treat Body Acne Scars

  1. I want to ask one question. My sister has a black burn mark (actually someone suggested her that if she rub garlic on pimples they will disappear but my sister put garlic paste all night on pimple and it burned her face ) and some acne/pimple marks on her face. She has tried many medicines, home remedies and consult Dermatologist but no use. So plz suggest me any cream, home remedies plz plz. i will really appreciate your suggestion..

            1. Garlic directly applied on face is very dangerous……these things should never be tried in that way. There are many skin lightening and scar lightening creams available in the market which you can ask your dermatologist to write for your sister O:)

                1. @ aaliya u make rice paste along wit yoghurt n apply daily on marks n u also apply it as face pack leave for 15mins n rinse off with plain water… it helps treating scars naturally :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

          1. For burn mark try Silverex ointment or Mederma. Natural remedy would be Aloe Vera and Vit E .

            Acne marks visit as Dermatologist.

  2. garlic shud not b put overnyt…its just 2-3 min application only else it gonna burn ur face..

    the best was to remove acne scar is boil fenugreek(methi) 1 teaspoon in 1 ltr. of water for 5 mins n use this water to wash your face after cleansing…u will see drastic changes within 1 week..its tried and tested…

    Hope this help O:)

  3. aalixa, try using (asprin )disperin mask. .garlic mst hve causd inflamatn.frst gt rid of dat by takng anti-infla medicatn. Asprin face mask s exclnt 4 acne.crush 4 tab in höney(dry skin) water (normal skin) make paste.apply thin layer first thn chck 4 any irritatn. Tn only proced n aply thck wl hlp a lot.use in night /eve .avoid sun 4 at least 1 or 2 day. .

  4. for burn scar massage almond oil 2-3 times a day …you can use any vitamin E rich oil..coconut oil is also one of them
    Apply tomato juice or lemon juice on scar…it will take time but will definetly go away :specs:

  5. Reshu is right on natural home remedies.

    For burn mark try Silverex ointment or Mederma. Natural remedy would be Aloe Vera and Vit E .
    Acne marks visit as Dermatologist.

  6. Very informative article, Somreeta! :thumbsup: Thank you for the tips. :toothygrin: BTW, where can we find neem oil? :idk:

    1. thanx dear :puchhi: im sure u wil get it in any good shop that keeps beauty products…may be local brands…..u may ask! if not, u can buy online too 🙂

  7. Thanks for this article,Somreeta! My brother suffers from severe acne that goes down to his back.He’ll be happy when he sees this article. 😀 😀 😀

  8. acne pit cant be treated by our own vid…home made remedies do help to an extent but wont vanish them.. for tht u shud visit derma for the whole process O:)

    glycolic acid creams do help to an extent…and in home made remedies lemon+chickpea flour+tomato juice can do some help O:)

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