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A Permanent Cure for Acne Scars ?

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Getting rid of acne scars is possible. A look at the various methods to
treat acne scars and get rid of them permanently.

acne, acne treatment methods, getting rid of acne, get rid of acne scars,
how to get rid of acne and pimples

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Ask anybody who has ever suffered from acne what was the least enjoyable
part of the whole experience and probably the most possible answer will
be the scars - acne scars that remain long after acne is gone. If having
acne is considered bad, then what about having acne scars for several
years more ? If acne scars are what you want to either avoid or get rid
of, then a few tips are presented here ...

<b>Prevention is better than cure </b>

If you are still in the early stages of acne then you might want to
consult a qualified dermatologist at the earliest to prevent acne from
getting worse. Getting rid of acne fast can greatly reduce the chances of
scarring later on. A qualified dermatologist can help determine your skin
type and the particular triggers that may exacerbate your acne help you
get rid of acne fast.
What if you already have scars?
Well, if your acne has already progressed beyond the initial stage of
whiteheads and blackheads and you now have pimples and scars on your
face, then you have to do two things at the same time - get rid of
pimples and get rid of acne scars.
Before discussing how to eliminate acne scars, you may want to know...

<b>What are acne scars?</b>

Acne scars are caused when pimples either get inflamed or do not heal
fully. Acne scars are formed when at least one of the layers of healthy
skin is injured. When the skin is damaged and bleeding, the body forms
new tissue fibers at the place to heal the wound and stop the bleeding.
It is these tissues that may appear as a scar.
So getting rid of scars requires that the scar tissue be replaced by
healthy tissue by some process or method.
Becoming completely free of acne scars that already have bee n formed
depends on two things : 1) The severity of the scarring and 2) the
treatment method you follow. The more severe the scarring, the more
effort and time it may require before the scar can completely heal.

<b>Treatment methods for acne scars</b>
There are several methods to heal acne scars but in practice very few of
them may be very effective. And some methods may have side effects that
you may want to be aware of before you start such a program.
Laser Resurfacing: A carbon dioxide laser burns away the damaged skin,
layer by layer. The depth of penetration is controlled. As the outer
layers of damaged skin is removed, new skin cells begin to form as the
healing process starts and in a few weeks, a younger looking smoother
skin surface begins to appear. This is how the process is supposed to
work, at least in theory. Laser resurfacing is a relatively new process
and you might want to ask your dermatologist about the effectiveness of
this method in healing acne scars.
<b>Dermabrasion:</b> This uses a spinning diamond instrument or a
rotating wire brush to wear down the outer layers of the skin that have
been damaged. And when the skin starts healing, younger and smoother skin
will replace the old skin removed by abrasion. The healing process may
take up to 3 weeks.
<b>Chemical peels for acne scars:</b> Acidic solutions are applied to the
skin to peel away the damaged layers and the new skin that is formed is
usually smoother. Chemical peels range from mild to deep penetration.
Though chemical peels can be applied at home, it would be advisable to
get a dermatologist to apply it.
<b>Punch grafts:</b> More suitable for deep and pitted acne scars, this
method involves punching a hole to remove the scar and then removing a
small piece of undamaged skin - usually from the area behind the ear -
and using it to replace the damaged skin.
There are treatments for acne scars. But the question you may want to ask

<b>Do They Work?</b>

All of the treatments mentioned above seem to have a moderate success
rate - while they seem to work well for others, some are less than
delighted with these treatments. While results like these may be expected
with any medical procedure, your face is a very important part of your
life and you will want to be absolutely certain that any treatment will
be beneficial to your sense of well-being and not otherwise.
In case you want to read other acne treatments that seem to work very
well, you may want to see how to get rid of acne marks .

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