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A new study has found that topical creams can help roll out acne scars.
The study also revealed that the cream might be effective for treating acne, and for treating wrinkles.
The findings are published in the Journal of Dermatology.
The authors of the study, led by dermatologist Dr A.D. Czernia of the University of Wisconsin, said the cream had similar results as traditional acne treatments.
“The cream did not completely clear the skin of the inflammatory scars, and there was a decrease in the number of inflammation scars on the upper arm,” Dr Czennia told the BBC.
The cream contained aloe vera extract, a skin-softening ingredient that has been shown to help reduce inflammation and wrinkles in other studies.
The researchers found that the treatment had an immediate effect on the number and severity of acne scarring.
They also found that it did not have a long-term effect on acne scars or the appearance of wrinkles.
Dr Czencia said that the results were surprising and that it was possible the cream was working by lowering inflammation levels.
“Our study showed that this cream does work and works in the same way as conventional acne treatment, so it does seem to be a useful therapy for the treatment of acne,” he said.
He said that acne scars could be a sign of underlying problems such as age-related skin changes.
“I think that’s one of the most important findings of our study,” he added.
He suggested that some patients with acne had the condition for many years, and that the acne could have a genetic component.
“We could be seeing people who were suffering from this type of condition for decades,” he explained.
Dr Aveline Wesseling, a professor at the University and a member of the team, said that a lot of people who had tried acne cream might not have the condition, and might just want to try a different product.
She said that it would be difficult to test the cream on a large scale, because it is not readily available in stores.
“But the fact that it works in a clinical trial with real people is quite exciting,” she said.
Dr Wesselling said that more research was needed to understand the efficacy of the cream, and if it worked on people.
“This is an area where we don’t know enough about the efficacy and side effects of this cream yet,” she added.
She added that the trial was a “first step”, and further research was also needed.
She explained that it could be possible that the therapy could be used to treat a range of other skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and psorosis.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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