Friday, 21 September 2012

Top 5 Acne Scar Removal Treatments for You!

If you ever had the misfortune of suffering from an acne breakout, you sure know how painful it is! The worst part of an acne attack is that it leaves lots of ugly scars on your skin long after the acne is gone! There are lots of acne scar removal treatments available; in reality, while some of these treatments do remove the scars, other simply hide your scars for a temporary period. Depending on your needs and requirements, you may want to go for one or the other treatment! In this article, I will tell you about five such treatments. Note that some of these can be real expensive, so choose with care!

Laser Treatment: Also known as laser resurfacing, this treatment involves heating up the dermis of the skin and then removing the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), using a laser beam! Note that depending on the age of your scar, it can take several such laser treatments before you get rid of them completely!

Chemical peels: The chemical peels method takes a slightly different approach for removing the skin's epidermis: it uses a very powerful acid for the scar removal. As a matter of fact, this acne scar removal treatment is highly recommended by many skin care specialists!

Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion: Dermabrasion is yet another treatment you can use for acne scars. Note that it does not completely remove your scars (unless they are very superficial scars), but it does help alleviate the visibility of even very deep acne scars. Dermabrasion involves the use of a wire brush at a very high speed in order to remove the skin's outer layer!

Microdermabrasion is a newer technique that takes a slightly different approach for removing the outer layer of the skin: instead of using a wire, it involves blowing crystal balls on the affected area. Most people these days prefer this treatment to dermabrasion. However, the thing to keep in mind is that just like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion also does not remove the scars completely (except superficial scars), and even for that to happen, you may need to undergo several treatments!

Fillers: Using fillers is yet another technique for hiding your ugly acne scars. Under this treatment, you will have fillers (for example, collagen) injected into the affected area. Like chemical peels, this treatment too involves the use of strong acid. Just like microdermabrasion, it only helps to hide your acne scars and does not remove them completely, and even for that, you would need to go for regular treatment as the results achieved from it are usually short-lived!

Surgery: Most of the above methods outlined above only help to hide your acne scars. If you what to get rid of them once and for all, you would want to go down the road of surgery. Yes, surgery is more expensive compared to the above treatments, but as they say, you get what you pay for! Under surgery, the each and every scar is removed by cutting it out and then filling up the hole in the skin by stitching or grafting!

Depending on the age and depth of your scars, you would achieve different results with different treatments. Unless your scar is very deep and old, surgery is something you should use only as a last resort, not just because it is very expensive, but also because it takes time for your body to recover from a surgery!

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