Acne results from a skin infection and can be very troublesome and embarrassing for a person. Also, if not treated correctly, the acne can leave scars on the skin which usually do not heal by themselves and need to be treated.
Scars form after the acne has healed. Before starting to try and get rid of the scars, the person must make sure that the acne has healed complete, or there could be complications. It is always best to talk to a doctor first.
How to remove acne scars
There are several ways one can go about removing acne scars.
One way is through laser treatments. This treatment uses the latest in laser technology and is a preferred method because it is fast, effective and usually painless. However, it is usually fairly expensive.
In the method, the laser will burn and remove the layers of dead skin that include the scars and a new layer of skin will come to the surface. Anesthesia is usually needed in the procedure, so that a minimum amount of pain is caused by the lasers.
Augmentation is a treatment that is used for the deepest of scars and in the procedure, the scars are filled with substances such as cosmoderm, restylane and cymetra, which are substitute for the affected skin.
Sometimes, the patient’s own fat can be used to fill the holes in the skin. However, the results of such a procedure are usually not permanent.
Chemical peels can also be used, which includes a chemical or acid being applied to the skin in order to remove the dead cells of the skin and allow new skin to grow and regenerate. There can be severe side effects if a person is allergic to chemicals, so a doctor should be consulted before trying such a treatment.
Dermabrasion is a method that is used in removing wrinkles and scars from the skin. A special rotating tool is used to remove the dead skin from the surface and it also involves anesthesia, because the treatment will be very painful without it.
Injections can also be used to remove the scars, and they are usually injections of steroids and collagen. It is a good method as long as the person is not allergic to these injections.
There are also many available scar removal creams on the market today. They need to be applied regularly in order to remove the old skin and make room for the new skin to grow. In this case as well, a doctor should be talked to in order to see if the patient is possibly allergic to such creams.