How To Treat Acne Scars
The Best Ways To Reduce The Appearance Of Unsightly Acne Scars
Acne scars can remain long after you have got rid of your acne breakouts, a stark reminder of a time when you felt you didn’t look your best.
Fortunately, here are a number of ways that can help reduce the appearance of and ultimately get rid of acne scarring..
Here Are Your Main Options:
An exfoliation process usually carried out by a qualified dermatologist or trained therapist. the treatment involves a high speed diamond chip wand that is carefully applied to the affected area, taking off the top few layers of the skin. This helps to reduce the scar tissue, graduallyb reducing the appearance to give the skin smoother look and feel
The healing process can however be lengthy and can also be uncomfortable.. another point to consider is the cost, as several treatments may be required overtime depending on the severity of the scarring
It can have some temporary side effects too these can include:
- Increased sun sensitivity
- Tightness of the skin
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Another treatment that needs to be carried out by trained professionals. Carbon dioxide or Erbium laser beams are directed onto the effected areas to remove damaged skin layers one by one..
Although highly effective, it should not be used by anyone with darker skin tones or anybody with active acne breakouts
Can be quite costly, the procedure also carried the risk of some side effects such as:
- Burns and Bruising
- Pigmentation changes in the skin
- Bacterial infection
- Small white lumps the skin (called Milia)
- Redness of the skin
Chemical Peels (aka TCA Peel)
An acid (usually Trichloroacetic acid) is applied to the skin, this causes the outer layer of the skin to separate and peel away to expose the new skin layers beneath., it also helps to promote the growth of new skin cells. This can also be used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
The depth of the peel can be managed to suit the individual, but he deeper the peel goes, the longer the recovery.. This form of peel is not normally recommended for those with dark or very sensitive skin types
As with most in clinic treatments, a chemical peel can have some side effects:
- Pigment Changes in the skin
- Swelling and Discomfort
- Increased Skin Sensitivity
Natural Scar Removal Creams
There are a number of effective scar removal creams on the market that can be bought without prescription.. many use a form of Vitamin A called Retinol along with other natural ingredients including Vitamins C, E, Gycerin, Punca Granatum, Lyceum Bararum, and Verbena Officialis to name a few.
These creams can be very effective, but as they are as not as invasive as the other treatments mentioned here, they will usually take a little longer to work..