Acne Scar Removal
The best way of removing acne scars.
There are many ways to treat acne scars. Determining your treatment depends on the type of scar and
quantity of scarring. Before you consider a scar treatment you should have an in depth conversation
with your doctor. It is very important you only use this information as an introduction to scar treatments
and not a final guide. Your dermatologist and you can discuss the proper treatment after you have basic
For very mild acne, a chemical peel might be all that you need. Different types of acid are used in this
procedure. It is recommended that you choose another method of treatment, if you have very noticeable
or deep scarring. The chemical peel procedure takes about fifteen minutes. The resultant facial redness
may last up to a few weeks.
There are a few choices available to treat moderate acne scarring. The most popular are dermabrasion
and laser resurfacing. Dermabrasion is a scar treatment in which a diamond plated wheel is used to
“sand” your face. This technique has been around for a long time and sandpaper was once used instead
of the new machines that utilize the diamond plated tool. Generally, this procedure takes around an
hour to perform. You should expect some scabbing and redness for a few weeks. This method is most
effective for individual with very pale or very dark complexions.
The other treatment for mild acne scars is laser resurfacing. This treatment involves removing old skin
with a carbon dioxide (CO2) or erbium laser. Depending on the size and frequency of the scars, the
treatment may last only several minutes or in excess of an hour. This treatment is not advised for
people with darker skin pigment, because it may result in uneven skin color. After treatment, redness
should be expected for a few weeks and a mild pinkish tone may be evident even longer.
Another type of acne scar treatment is subcision. With subcision the scar is detached from the lower
tissue, which allows a blood clot to form under the skin.