How to remove acne scar, The first thing that you need to know about acne scarring is that there are 2 types:
• Hypertropic scars are thick and discolored.
• Keloid scars are discolored and can be seen below or at skin level.
An acne scar, just like any scar, is the unsightly result of a healed wound, or in this case, acne. Depending on the severity of your acne, the scars can be quite difficult to remove. The following procedures are mechanical ways for removing acne scars:
- Microdermabrasion. This method will gently polish your skin’s surface with a mild abrasive. Doing so will modify and smooth out the scarred surface layers. You can do this at home if your scarring is not too serious. However, for deeper, more serious scars, you will need to have this done by a professional.
- Consulting with a cosmetic surgeon about laser treatment is also a possibility. This method is used to resurface the skin and stimulate the underlying layers to produce collagen. In laser resurfacing this is done by removing the outer layer of skin. On the other hand, radio waves can also work here. However, radio waves can also be used here. Unlike lasers, radio waves are only a temporary solution.
- Subcision is used to treat deep rolling scars. Herein the skin tissue in the affected area is separated from the deeper scar tissue. This allows the blood to pool under the affected area, thus causing the scar to level off with the rest of the skin area. Of course, this will then have to be followed up with laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
There are also effective medical techniques that can be used for removing scarring, including:
- Topical solutions are ointments that are applied to the scarred area. They hydrate the skin and remove dead skin cells so that the end result is rejuvenated skin and diminished scars. An added benefit to this treatment is that new scarring will not appear.
- Silicone sheets are also effective for diminishing and removing acne scars. However, nobody is quite sure just how these work.
- Chemical peels are another way to remove acne scar. This works by removing the outer layers of the damaged skin and replaced with new skin cells. The result is diminished acne scars.
- Creams are also available but they do not work well if the scar is too deep. They are effective in treating slight markings. These usually disappear on their own though over time.
The best treatment for scarring actually happens before scarring ever begins. This is why it is a good idea not to pop pimples as this will only make things worse. It is also important for you to understand that no 2 people will react in the same way to a treatment. Sometimes conditions need more than 1 type of treatment. This is why it is important to consult with your doctor.