Many individuals understand the horrors of a devastating case of acne! Acne can be not only uncomfortable but can have a severe effect on a person’s self-confidence. Fortunately, or so it would seem, as we age, our skin tends to not break out as much as it might have when we were in our early years. That does not, however, mean that there isn’t a nasty reminder of the breakouts from years previous. We’re talking about acne scars. But there is good news for sufferers of acne scarring.
Acne scar treatment today is available in several forms. Let’s take a look at some of the treatments available for the unfortunate sufferers of acne scarring.
Peel Away Scarred Tissue
One popular form of therapy for acne and the scarring that it can leave behind is a facial peel. Not only can it help with the effects of scars left behind by acne, but a facial peel also assists in the unblocking of pores. This means that the bacteria which would otherwise have been trapped under the skin will now not be there to create additional blemishes. A facial peel can also assist in keeping your skin looking more youthful and can have a definite effect toward improving your complexion overall.
Acne Scar Treatments Using Lasers
Treatments to remedy acne scarring using lasers usually require a number of sessions and can be marginally painful. They are, however, one of the most effective forms of treatment for unattractive scarring. It takes about two weeks to fully recover from laser treatments of this type. Upon treatment, the patient should expect to see visible wounds that will need caring for. Properly done, however, these treatments will permanently and dramatically rid you of any acne scarring. They can additionally improve your skin tone overall.
Fill In Facial Imperfections
When it comes to getting rid of acne’s haunting scars, facial fillers are an extremely popular treatment. Unfortunately, this only provides a temporary fix. There are creams that encourage skin plumping and injections that not only plump skin from underneath but encourage collagen production. Collagen is essential for healthy, youthful looking skin and occurs naturally and our bodies.
This kind of treatment requires multiple visits, largely dependent on your choice of filler. Inquire before you decide on one as to which filler would best suit your needs.
Take Care of the Skin You’re In
Especially if you suffer from acne, there are a number of things that you can do to properly care for your skin. This can lessen the probability of severe breakouts and, consequently, acne scarring. First of all, as tempting as it may be, avoid putting your hands on blemishes and – above all else – do not pop any pimples. For severe acne, some individuals may need to put prescription creams or lotions on blemishes. Any products that you use should be applied properly and according to directions. They should wash their face in the morning when they get up and before they go to bed. The recommended facial cleansers, creams, lotions, moisturizers, etc. should be specifically geared toward acne sufferers.
If you have suffered the devastating effects of acne scarring, please know that there is hope and help available. The acne experts at Newman Plastic Surgery and Laser Center are here to assist you in your endeavor to once again enjoy a healthy, glowing appearance. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.