The effects of acne are more upsetting than acne break out. The scars and skin damage, it causes affects you both emotionally and physically. Sun exposure, lack of vitamin E, and picking of pimples make the acne worse. There are heaps of treatments available for treating acne scars and skin damage. People with acne-prone skin must be very careful about using any product on their skin. It’s quite sensitive and reacts to various products.
We recommend you do your proper research and consult a dermatologist for treating skin damage and scars caused by acne. Before undergoing any treatment, it is important that you fully understand the procedure and how it will affect your skin. Mentioned below are some treatment options for acne scars and skin damage.
For minor scars, your dermatologist may prescribe you certain topical gels, creams, or ointments to diminish the appearance of the scar and promote the healing process of your damaged skin.
Chemical peels are commonly being used for rejuvenating the skin. A solution of different chemicals that is acidic in nature is used for exfoliation of the skin. It will be applied on your face which will clear the skin and alleviate the scars. However, you may need multiple chemical peels to get rid of stubborn scars.
Microdermabrasion is a relatively advanced technique of Dermabrasion. It involves the removal of dead and damaged layers of skin by causing damage in such a controlled manner that healthy skin doesn’t get hurt. It can help clear out the scars in the least invasive manner. People with acne-prone skin, usually need to go through a few repeated treatments of microdermabrasion.
Micro-needling is a process of fractional skin resurfacing without involving lasers. It is used to remove the appearance of a scar. It is a controlled method of needling skin to eliminate the damaged skin layer and remove the scars simultaneously. However, anesthesia or a topical numbing cream is used before the procedure and a soothing gel is applied after the procedure so that you don’t have to go through pain.
Surgical Scar Removal
Surgical scar removal is another option to remove the scars. It should be used for deeper scars that are caused by any surgical procedure or a severe injury and do not respond to other non-invasive treatments. A technique of skin grafting from your own skin is used in this procedure. The grafts required are collected from another part of your body that is less visible.
Dermal fillers are also considered as an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of scars and overall skin damage by many dermatologists. The filler is injected into the treatment area to eradicate unwanted cosmetic conditions. Dermal filler is a safe procedure without any downtime.
IPL (intense pulse light) treatment is the least invasive procedure which involves high-intensity pulses of light to rejuvenate the skin and eliminate any damage or scars on the skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing:
Laser skin resurfacing using the fractional CO2 technique is most effective and reliable for treating skin damage and acne scars. It works excellently on all skin types including acne-prone skin. The procedure involves the delivery of a fractional CO2 laser beam to remove the skin in a fractionated manner. The undamaged skin promotes the healing process. Laser beams also stimulate natural collagen production.
Mentioned-above are some of the effective treatment options that can reduce acne scars and can treat skin damage. Consult with your dermatologist to know which treatment is best for you according to your skin conditions. At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, you will find a variety of acne scar treatments that can change your life forever. You can visit the clinic or book an appointment for a consultation.