Our 13 experts are professionals in dermatology, medical aesthetics, self-esteem, and mental health fields. Each expert understands the negative impact that acne scars can have on self-esteem and mental state. This is why they are committed to helping people like us with acne scarring to improve our lives.
Each expert will share posts throughout the year to offer more insights and tips. We encourage feedback and welcome your questions.
A Fresh Start: How to Improve Self Esteem in a New Environment Change is never easy, especially when you’re making a big decision to tackle a goal you’ve always wanted to accomplish, but never had the courage to do. Going from familiarity to unfamiliarity is overwhelming, and it can change the way you think about […]
Acne scars and anti-aging—at first glance one might not think the two could be connected, but the truth is many ingredients and remedies for anti-aging can double as acne scar remedies. I’ve outlined three double-duty solutions below. Dermabrasion uses a controlled scraping technique to remove the upper surfaces of the skin to produce a wound […]
This March may be a great time for social media spring-cleaning!
The Connection between Body Language and Confidence Picture yourself walking into a room full of impressive candidates who are competing with you for your dream job through a series of interviews. How do you make a dazzling first impression and exude confidence, even when you don’t feel good about your skin and appearance? Mastering the […]
Doctors and researchers have long studied the link between happiness and good health. As a result, there is a wealth of scientific literature detailing how negative emotions harm the body. High-levels of stress, anxiety and fear, over time, can create an element of “wear and tear” that can lead to illnesses such as heart disease, […]
Whether your sentiments toward Valentine’s Day align with Hallmark conspiracy, favorite holiday or simply a nice excuse to eat chocolate, the holiday is here to stay. V-Day can put negative stress on single people as well as those in relationships. In order to skip the drama and share the love, I’ve put together three ways […]
The A Scar Free Me resident experts are here to offer support and keep you up to speed on treatment options for acne and acne scars. Today we have big news! The FDA has approved the first ever dermal filler for the treatment of atrophic scars, such as acne scars. Through a clinical study, the […]
The Internet can be a treasure chest of useful information, but it’s also guilty of spreading misconceptions and ill-advised recommendations. When it comes to DIY acne solutions, we’ve seen everything from toothpaste treatment to banana peel therapy promoted. In this post, I’m setting the record straight by busting myths about how to treat acne. Don’t […]
Most of us have heard our parents and experts repeatedly preach “don’t pick at your pimples.” Just like “don’t run with scissors” and “treat others how you wish to be treated,” this age old life lesson holds very true! Picking, popping and scratching at acne—be it blackheads or whiteheads—are three serious no’s when it comes […]
Although a smile may seem like a natural, involuntary response to a funny joke, something cute or positive news, smiling can also have an impact on other aspects of your well-being. Smiles can lift your mood and decrease stress levels, all while improving the world around you. It’s no doubt our acne scar community needs […]