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Acne Scar Removal: The Best Treatment Options

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | December 16th, 2014 | Blog

acne scar removalAcne is a skin condition that is typically associated with adolescence, but it can continue to affect people well into their adult years. Acne is caused when hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells, providing the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that leads to red, pus-filled bumps.

Acne varies in severity, from mild acne that many of us get at some point during our lives to moderate acne that can cause painful lumps called papules. The most severe acne can leave scarring, which will require treatment. Acne scarring can take on the appearance of dips and depressions in the skin or deep and narrow scars. It is not recommended that you use any lotions, as they may irritate your skin.

Acne should be treated before it becomes severe, but if scarring does develop, there are a number of options available to induce acne scar healing, such as lasers and microdermabrasion. Treatment is typically performed in a doctor’s office or a skincare clinic, with the type of procedure depending on the severity of the scarring, with microdermabrasion and laser acne removal being common options.

Acne scarring can take a toll on an individual’s confidence, with many reporting that scars affect their desire to socialize. Post-treatment recovery often has little or no downtime and will result in the reduced appearance of scarring, often after just a few visits.

Many skincare clinics offer acne scar treatment that won’t require much of your time and provide a comfortable environment, all at an affordable price. Below are details about some of the treatment options.

Laser Acne Scar Removal for Depressed Scarring

Also known as resurfacing, this procedure removes the topmost layer of skin, leaving new skin underneath, and may also include chemical peels and microdermabrasion. This works best for scarring that is not too deep and makes them less noticeable, if not eliminating them all together.

Laser Acne Scar Removal for Raised Acne Scars

Laser therapy is one of the safest and most effective treatments for deep acne scar removal. As added bonuses, it will also relieve the pain and itching that can accompany acne and diminish the appearance of raised scars by flattening them.

Microdermabrasion for Treating Depressed Scars

Similar to laser removal, microdermabrasion blasts fine granules at the skin to remove the surface layer. This encourages the body to produce new skin cells, which in turn reduces the appearance of acne scarring.

Chemical Peel for Acne Scar Treatment

A chemical peel involves applying a chemical solution to the skin that causes skin to eventually peel off. This is also an effective means of removing scars caused by acne.

Regardless of the type of acne scar treatment you choose, Anti Aging Clinic offers a number of affordable options for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. Whether it’s chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser removal. We provide our clients with a safe, comfortable, and, most importantly, clean environment.

Sources:
“Can acne scars be removed?” KidsHealth.org; http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne_scars.html, last accessed December 15, 2014.
“Acne scars: Treatment and outcome,” American Academy of Dermatology web site; https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a—d/acne-scars/treatment-and-outcome, last accessed December 15, 2014.

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