How can you treat acne scars?
Acne is a common skin condition, which affects most people to some degree during their teenage and adult years. Acne causes sore, red spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, but also on the chest, back and arms. The spots can cause a great deal of embarrassment and low self-esteem, but often it is the scarring left behind by acne that does the most damage to a person’s confidence, as scarring can be very difficult to remove. Luckily, thanks to advances in technology and dermatological research, new treatments, which can reduce the visibility of acne scars, are available.
Many people do not experience any problems once their acne has cleared up, but for some, acne leaves behind deep scarring, which can have major implications for the aesthetic of the face and an individual’s confidence. Laser treatment has made a massive difference to the worlds of medicine and dentistry in recent years and it has a wide range of uses, including the treatment of acne scars. There are different laser methods that can be used to reduce scarring and one of the latest treatments available is Pixel Laser treatment, which is a non-invasive treatment, which uses highly sophisticated light technology to remove scars and reduce dark pigmentation in the skin.
Laser treatment is generally considered to be a very safe procedure, as there are no needles or injections involved and no risk of infection.
Dermal fillers are usually associated with rejuvenating and plumping the skin, but they can also be used to treat acne. The fillers are injected into the skin using very fine needles and they reduce scarring by raising the surface of the skin to create an even, smooth complexion.
Skin peels and microdermabrasion
Skin peels cause the skin to shed the top layers of the skin, which contain dead skin cells and can be an effective treatment for active acne, as well as acne scars. Microdermabrasion involves using tiny abrasive crystals to remove dead skin cells and open up pores; again, this can be an effective remedy for acne, as well as acne scarring.
Should I consider treatment?
Many people who have acne during their teenage years do not experience scarring, but if you are unhappy with your complexion and you have visible acne scars, which affect the way you feel about your appearance, it may be worth exploring treatment options. New treatments are becoming available all the time and prices are also becoming more affordable. Many non surgical treatments are available at spas, dentists, beauticians and cosmetic surgery centres.