Treatment Options For Acne Scar Removal
Acne can leave ugly marks and scars. Many people are opting for cosmetic procedures to remove these marks and have the flawless skin that they are always dreaming of. These days, there are many treatment options for removal of acne scars based on the type and degree of these marks. There are treatments that necessitate follow-up care at home while other scar removal management are strictly performed in your trusted dermatologist’s clinic. Following are some of the most common treatment options to remove unsightly acne scars.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
The term “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The specialized lasers can produce intense beams of visible, infrared or ultraviolet light. When it is absorbed by the skin, the laser light is converted to heat. It often results to burning, vaporization, or coagulation of the tissue.
Several lasers emit various wavelengths or color. These colors are absorbed by various components of the skin or tissue. For this reason, you need to consult your doctor before undergoing this treatment because certain lasers are recommended to treat certain skin types and conditions over others. Allergic reactions to the anesthesia, burns and blisters, infection and abnormal pigmentation are some of the risks involved in laser skin resurfacing. It is highly preventable, you just need to choose the best clinic that will conduct the procedure and always listen to the advice of the health care provider especially with the follow up care.
Chemical peels is a common procedure in derma clinics. It utilizes a chemical solution (lactic acid from sour milk or another solution) to take away the damaged outer layers of the skin and improve its texture. Risks can happen though rare. Such complications include infection, unplanned pigment changes and scarring. It is important to note that not everyone is a candidate for this procedure. If you have cold sores or fever blisters talk to your doctor for treatment for these conditions because the virus can possibly infect the treated area causing more scarring.
This treatment is non-invasive. It uses mild abrasives to eradicate the top layer of the skin, which includes the dead skin cells. The expected result is a smoother-looking skin that is practically blemish-free. After treatment, expect some redness on the area. Redness can last for hours and can feel like a mild sunburn or windburn. Applying moisturizer followed by a sunscreen is often recommended.
Above are three special treatments for the removal of acne scars. If opting for these procedures, talk to your health care provider first to ensure that the treatment will work to your advantage.
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