If you are looking to treat acne scars there are some real solutions out there. Acne scars are usually the results of a severe case of acne during adolescence. In some cases acne can even extend into adulthood. Before any professional acne scar treatment can be used, one’s face must be cleared of acne.
Although a person may be able to find an acne scar reduction cream, such as an over-the-counter product at their local pharmacy, these types of creams are rarely effective at helping remove or reduce the appearance of most acne scars. For mild scarring indeed these creams may help, just a little. Instead to really get rid of those acne scars go to a reputable dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon.
Typical treatments that can effectively treat acne scars are done with laser light, chemical peels and dermabrasion. Lasers can treat acne scars by focusing on the scar region and essentially “vaporizing” the top layer of skin. As the new layer of skin heals the scar will be reduced in appearance or some cases eliminated- ultimate results will depend on the scar itself as well as the skill of the professional. Chemical peels and dermabrasion work by pursuing similar results; to remove the top layer of skin. Chemical peels use strong acids to burn off the top layer of skin while dermabrasion uses a fast moving rotary brush that scraps away the skin. Local anesthesia is used for all of these acne scar treatments.
An acne scar treatment preformed by a professional is likely going to set you back cost-wise this is because most acne scar procedures are not covered by insurance companies. They are considered a “cosmetic” procedure and not a medical one. However, to many the cost of the scar treatment simply doesn’t matter. There is no price too high to help one’s appearance and boost one’s self-esteem by getting rid of acne scars.