Acne affects a great number of people in early adulthood. While some avoid the more permanent effects of acne, others may be left with unsightly scarring. There are some simple topical treatments that deal with left over acne scars, but most acne scar removal treatments are done with a combination of surgical procedures and skin resurfacing.
Scar removal treatment depends on the severity and type of scarring. Two common types of scarring are ice pick scars and boxcar scars. Ice pick scars get their name because of their appearance as if the skin was punctured by an ice pick. They are very slim and narrow but are dug deep into the skin’s surface affecting the dermis as well as the subcutaneous layer.
Boxcar scars are round or oval and have sharp vertical edges. They are most often shallow, although some can be deep and are wider in diameter.
Types of Acne Scar Removal Treatments
- Punch Excision: This method is used on deep scars such as ice pick and deep box car scars. A tool is used, called a punch biopsy tool, which is matched to the size of your scar. The scar is then excised with the punch tool and the skin edges are sutured together. There is a small scar left behind from the procedure, but it is small and fades with time.
- Laser Resurfacing: This procedure is used for many types of skin defects. The lasers essentially burn the top layers of skin and through the healing process, deeper, healthier layers appear.
- Dermabrasion: This procedure is very effective because a high speed brush is used to slough off surface skin and alters the form of scars. More shallow surface scars are completely eliminated while deeper scars become more superficial.
- Microdermabrasion: This is a newer technique and is a surface form of dermabrasion. In the microdermabrasion procedure, aluminum oxide crystals are used in a vacuum tube to remove surface skin. Only the cells on the outermost surface skin are sloughed off. Because it is a shallow procedure, it is common that multiple treatments may be required.
- Chemical Peels: This treatment method uses acid solutions to remove damaged surface cells. Chemical peels for acne effectively enhance and smooth the texture of the skin. There are different types of chemicals peels and your doctor can help recommend an appropriate option depending on the type and severity of your scars as well as your desired outcome. Often the solutions contain alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid and other natural acids.
There are numerous options for acne scars removal and it is important to feel comfortable about which is appropriate for you. Keep in mind that these treatments strongly depend on the type and severity of the scars as well as the desired outcome.
Some of these procedures can be abrasive and therefore it is also vital to take a look at your more natural options that can also promise great results.
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What our customers say:
“TI have been using this cream for a month and there has been a definite improvement. I was contemplating laser surgery for my scarring but so far I am happy with the way my scarring is decreasing… I hope this continues… Also I have some spots left but they are going too. I can’t wait for my skin to be normal…”
Enna Khan, London.