18 Mar, 2021
Acne is the most common skin problem during the teenage and acne breakout can be quite frustrating. Many people who suffer with acne later on encounter with acne scars. People find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. Visible scars of any kind can affect your everyday life. Whether socially, mentally, or emotionally, scars can be detrimental to your self-esteem. Acne scars are actually part of the healing process by producing collagen, it heals the skin. If little collagen is produced, concave scar is formed and too much collagen leaves raised scar.
However, acne scars can make you as self-conscious as acne itself, so what can you do about them? While the AAD suggest things like surgery and laser resurfacing, you might also find relief through these less invasive, natural treatment options.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach. In this article, we will tell you variety of ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars and promote healthy skin.
Ablative or laser resurfacing
This treatment is used for removing scars, warts, and wrinkles. Laser resurfacing stimulates collagen and elastin inside dermis and removes the outer layer of skin and eliminates skin cells that have been damaged at the surface level. It uses the body’s natural healing process to create youthful-looking skin and smoothen acne scars.
Fractionated laser resurfacing
When compared to ablating, Fractional laser penetrates a deeper layer of the skin’s surface to remove dark pigmented cells. This procedure aims for cell renewal and collagen production to make scar less noticeable.
Laser resurfacing is nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment and needs repetition of the procedure for long lasting results.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This treatment starts with application of gel of the target area. Then this non-ablative treatment emits high-intensity pulses of broadband light. The visit generally lasts about fifteen minutes, and most patients require anywhere from 3-5 sessions. IPL address excess pigmentation without damaging the surrounding, healthy skin cells.
The most popular Dermal Fillers for acne scars are Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane. This treatment involves injecting fat or collagen under the skin to fill out indented scars. This therapy is able to make smaller the appearance of a certain type of scars, plus it also improves the texture of your skin.
Light duty chemical peel
They're the most popular and widely done chemical peels and are also called as "lunchtime peels" as it is done quickly over an hour time and immediately returning to work. In this treatment the skin is exfoliated using an alpha or beta hydroxy acid.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It comprises of small needles (most commonly penetrating 0.5mm–1mm) that gently puncture the skin and create small wounds. These wounds are healed by producing more collagen by skin resulting tighter and brighter skin. This increase in collagen production helps smooth out scars as well as fine lines and wrinkles as well.
It is an exfoliation treatment that removes outermost skin layer. It is a painless procedure with immediate glowing effect. Microdermabrasion minimizes the appearances of whiteheads and blackheads. As this procedure is limited to superficial layer of skin, so it needs repetition for long lasting results.
Botox temporarily eases the tensed facial muscles and lessens the strain on the wound, thereby reducing the appearance of the scars. Since there is a loss of collagen, a common possibility is that the scar may still remain visible. Botox injections are more of preventive than restorative treatment.
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Categories: Acne Scars