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Does acne cause scars?

Acne, especially cystic acne, can cause scars in some people. You can help reduce scarring by not squeezing or picking at blemishes. Also, avoid scrubbing your skin. If you do get scars, treatments to help reduce scarring are available.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 01/96

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