Every one experiences acne at some stage of life and they go on their own or there are various treatments. Acne are no doubt removed but they leave behind unsightly and unappealing remains in the form of acne scars. They occur in the form of dents or raised marks in the skin varying in severity from person to person depending on the type of acne patient had. Everyone who has acne scars on the skin wants some safe and effective solution for this problem.
When it comes to the treatment of acne, there are a number of methods to get rid of acne including natural home remedies, topical creams and cosmetic treatments. Most of the people try home remedies considering them safe but most of the times, they really don’t work and condition worsens. Therefore, if you want to get rid of acne scars then it is important to consult an experienced dermatologist because only he can recommend you the best suitable treatment depending on the severity, depth and type of scars. However below given are the most popular acne scars treatments.
Topical creams are mostly effective for mild scars and take some time to show results. Various brands are offering acne scar creams but the most common ingredient used in most of the creams is glycolic acid. The over the counter creams are cost effective as the treatment of acne scars.
Laser treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments and it is used for a number of other skin issues also beside acne scars. There are various kinds of lasers and fractional CO2 laser or fraxel laser is mostly used for the treatment of acne scars. The procedure for the treatment is quite simple and short but it requires few sessions to give optimal results. In the procedure, a hand held device is used to introduce laser beam to the skin. Laser damages the upper most layer of the skin and also boosts the production of collagen that is an important substance for keeping skin smooth because it gives volume to the skin. On proper healing, new fresh layer of the skin appears. The procedure is virtually painless and does not cause any severe side effects. It does not require any downtime or recovery time also. There are no severe side effects of the procedure except slight burning sensation and redness that is temporary.
Dermabrasion is another effective cosmetic treatment that is used for various skin problems including acne scars. During the procedure, upper layer of skin is removed using a wire brush. The procedure removes the surface or mild scars completely and reduces the appearance of deeper scars. The procedure is less invasive and requires very less time to show the results and recovery. It also causes very less and temporary side effects including slight redness and swelling. This treatment also requires multiple sessions to give optimal results depending on the severity of acne scars.
Acne scar surgery:
In some cases, scars are very prominent and severe, which are deeply indented in the skin. Surgical scar removal is the option for the treatment of such scars; however it is not more common. The procedure is very short and easy in which punch excision is made to cut out the individual scar. After this, stitches or skin graft is used to repair the hole in the scar site. This procedure is invasive as compared to rest of the treatments.
Besides the eradication of wrinkles and lines, dermal fillers are also used for the treatment of acne scars. Collagen is injected in the area having scars that fills the scars and stretches the skin making scar less noticeable. Besides collagen injections, fat injections are also used. The treatment is effective but the results are temporary and you will have to repeat it periodically.
If we talk about the best treatment for acne scars, the results of the treatment vary depending on the severity of scars and therefore it is important to consult highly experienced dermatologist so that he can recommend you the best suitable treatment according to your condition.