The problem of acne is very common. Not only teenagers suffer from this problem because adults can also experience this as well. Once your acne problems have been solved, though, this leads to another problem: acne scars. But do not fret, for there are a number of acne scar treatments that you can try out. The important thing here is to determine the type of acne scars that you have, as well as how severe the scars are.
Another important thing to remember here is that you should still get the professional opinion of your dermatologist, regarding the acne scar treatment that you are considering. Do not take it upon yourself to choose your treatment on your own. Your dermatologist has been with you every step of the way when you still had acne, so he or she should still be consulted for the problem of removing acne scars.
Acne of a very mild nature can be treated by a chemical peel. There are various acid types used in this kind of treatment. Thus, you still have to concur with your dermatologist for the acid type that you should use in particular. This procedure can take about 15 minutes, and the facial redness effect can last for several weeks. Now, there may be times when your acne is very mild, but the resultant scarring is very deep. For this type of scarring, it would be better to forego the chemical peel procedure and use another treatment method altogether.
For moderate acne scarring, you have some treatment methods to choose from. The popular choices include dermabrasion and laser resurfacing.
For dermabrasion, a diamond plated wheel is used in “sanding” your face. This is pretty much like smoothing out surfaces with sandpaper. The procedure can last up to an hour. Scabbing and facial redness are inevitable for several weeks after the treatment. Laser resurfacing, on the other hand, involves the use of carbon dioxide or erbium laser to remove your old skin. The whole process can last just several minutes or up to an hour, depending on the severity of your scars.
For very deep acne scarring, several “punch techniques” can be used. One option is that a tool is used in removing the acne scar. A skin graft is then taken from your body and is transplanted right over the area of the removed acne scar. Another option is known as punch excision. A surgical process is employed to remove the scar, and the area is then left to recover on its own naturally.
These are the several acne scar treatments that you can try. Just make sure to get the professional opinion of your dermatologist first, so as to avoid further damaging the scars.