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Certain acne scar removal creams that people use to help reduce and get rid of acne scars seem to work well for removing other types of scars too.
Progress is being made in the formulation of natural acne scar treatments and blemish removal creams to the point that certain brands are getting rave reviews.
Many people look to these natural acne scar removal creams and ointments to help get rid or ice pick scars and other blemishes that they have acquired over the course of time. The real question is do they work? And do they work better than things like acne laser treatment?
Now a lot of over the counter acne scar treatments really have not stood the test of time in helping a large majority of people get the results that they want. This is probably because there are so many different skin types and certain products will in fact work better for one person, while another will get no benefits at all.
It reminds one of things like breast enhancing creams and other things like tattoo removal creams and lotions. Some people claim outstanding results and others claim they have been ripped off.
It goes without saying that when making a purchase of this type of product that you should always deal with a reputable company that provides a good "money back if not delighted" type warranty or guarantee. It is not good enough to trust just any company that is promoting their product as the "next big thing". Deal with a company that has been around awhile and one that has legitimate product reviews.
So how does one go about using a scar lotion, cream, or ointment? Obviously the first thing you need to do is read the directions on the package. I say obviously because it is amazing how many people do not do that.Every product is just a little bit different in the way the directions will explain on how to use it. Some of these creams need to be applied up to three times a day and rubbed in for a certain amount of time in order to get the best results. It is imperative that you follow the manufacturers directions exactly as described on the product or in the "how to get rid of scars" instructions on the product information sheet that is included in box the product came in. Do not expect results overnight whether you are trying to remove pimple scars or a bad acne scar. It just isn't going to happen. If in fact you see nearly immediate results you will be the one in a million people that do. Most of these natural acne scar removal ointments will tell you that with daily use you can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of the scars starting after a minimum of two weeks to a month. The bottom line is that the first cream to remove scars that you use may not work very well or at all for you. If you have heeded the advice above about only dealing with reputable companies that sell 'how to get rid of scars' creams and lotions then you should be able to send the product or even just the empty product container and get a full refund.
If the first product you tried did not work do not give up hope. There are new natural scar removers products coming on the market all the time and you may have to try several different ones before you find the one that works for you.
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