smallA.Ferretti_2237_AW13_PW.JPG_highGrowing up, I was an accident-prone child; almost all of my injuries were on my face and required a lot of stitches. My mom always worried the injuries would leave permanent scars, but it turned out my pubescent breakouts are what really left a mark.
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Today consumers are flooded with peels, scrubs, serums - all which come with the promise of getting rid of stubborn acne-related dark spots and scars. But how real is that promise? Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank says, "Often (dermatologists) can improve scars by 40 to 85 percent, but true removal of a scar is very difficult."
In truth, my acne was never severe, which is why it surprises me that my skin has such an uneven texture today. When asked why only some people are left with acne scars, Dr. Frank listed three factors:
While being out in the sun may temporarily clear up your skin, it turns out it will also cause your acne to