Finding The Right Acne Scar Treatment Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

The bad thing about acne is that they can leave scars that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, treating the scars is a complicated business. It is sad to think that a tiny pimple, when treated in an improper manner, could lead to a scar that could mar your face for all time.

This makes taking care of your face a doubly important area. Not only do you want to avoid pimples, you want to avoid scarring that usually follows next. People are sometimes try too hard to get rid of their pimples. In this eagerness they usually try to pop those zits in order to get them to heal immediately.

Unfortunately, this is the exact reason why scarring is so prevalent. Popping a pimple can only lead to further infection and scarring. So whenever you have a pimple, try to be patient and wait for the pimple to heal on its own. And make sure that it is well tended to and free from infection.

If you have already caused more damage to your face because of popping your pimples or not taking care of your acne properly, there are some treatments available to help reduce or eliminate scars.

Below are some of the treatments and the situations they are appropriate for. Not all treatments are compatible with all situations. And not all treatments are alike in effect and efficacy. You have to choose a treatment that matches your scarring and your skin type.

1. Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a treatment that aims to remove some of the older skin layers to reveal the younger healthier skin beneath. Usually, some people try to exfoliate using chemicals or lasers. Dermabrasion will take us to another level and remove more than is possible with homemade gentle exfoliation methods.

However, one session will not be enough to achieve the result most people look for. You may need multiple sessions to be able to reveal smoother, softer, suppler skin that exhibits less scars and pockmarks.

2. Laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing aims to help reduce minor imperfections such as mild scarring and shallow pockmarks. This method is pretty much like Dermabrasion. And just like Dermabrasion, it may require a few more sessions before results can be evident.

This method may be a bit more expensive than Dermabrasion. But it is very effective and can be a great choice for many looking for a softer smoother skin which, just like Dermabrasion-treated skin, shows fewer imperfections and is more pleasing to look at.

3. Chemical peels. Chemical peels are less potent than the above-mentioned treatments. And it comes as no surprise since it is cheaper. However, it also has the effect of exposing smoother, suppler skin. However, the skin will seem reddish and irritated for a while after treatment.

For those that undergo chemical peels, it would be advisable to avoid exposing themselves to the sun too often as it may irritate the skin and cause untoward hyperpigmentation and further blemishing. Also, you have to consult your dermatologist to make sure that chemical peels are right for your skin type.

4. Punch technique. Punch technique is for pockmarks that are deep and pronounced. This process involves using a punch to create a new scar which is then lifted to make it level with existing skin. It can also involve the grafting of skin which is usually taken from behind the ear to place within the punch and the scar. This helps level the skin surface negating any image of a pockmark.

This treatment will require one punch per scar, meaning to treat a heavily pockmarked face, it would require multiple punches.

5. Facial makeup. There are acne makeup products in the market that do not irritate the skin and at the same time can cover up blemishes and can keep your skin looking level and free from pockmarks. These makeup products work by covering blemishes with a skin colored dye. It also acts as filler for pockmarks and helps keep them looking shallow or level with your facial skin.

The type of treatment you may want to consider for your acne problem depends on your lifestyle, and the category of your acne. Consult a dermatologist for expert advice on which treatment to undergo before settling on any choice.

To your clear skin,

John Chadwick