How To Remove Acne by zakky.mwd


									  How To Remove Acne Scar For Smooth And Vibrant Skin

One of the possible problems when acne affects you is not only the ugly appearance of black
heads and pimples, but also the possibility of having permanent acne scars. Most people are
always led to believe that redness in the skin is acne scars but it can last for a year or less.
Bumps and macules are also a common thing among people suffering from acne, occurring
especially after treatment. But, these aren't scars hence they aren't as permanent as acne
scars. Basically, a scar is a permanent change that occurs right at the skin tissue and will
normally take place during the acne healing process.

Types of acne scars:

Boxcar scars -- these are another type of acne scars which appear flat at the bottom, unlike
their icepick counterparts which tend to be narrow and pointed. However, boxcar scars
aren't as deep as icepick scars hence can be treated effectively through laser resurfacing

Keloid scars - this category of acne scar grows and spreads past the normal site of acne and
is generally noticeable by a red tissue or shiny pink scar.

Icepick scars -- These are tiny pinholes found on the skin surface and appear as if the skin
was poked by an icepick. Since icepick scars tend to be very deep, opting for laser resurface
will not be very effective.

Possible Treatment of acne scars:

Medication: Keloid acne scars are the toughest type of acne scars to treat. Any alterations
made to the skin through laser or surgery tends to irritate the skin and contribute to the
formation of more keloids. In such cases, some doctors recommend the use of an injected
or topical steroid type of drug.

Surgery: Thanks to advancement in technology, today there is this surgical procedure
known as 'punching' which has proven very effective in removing 'icepick scars. 'Punching
involves a tiny skin graft or sutures to repair the affected area.

Laser treatment: The use of CO2 laser treatment has proven quite effective in not only
treating permanent acne scars but also altering the size of the scars. A typical laser
treatment would be effective on the first treatment administered and the affected skin area
will remain red for several weeks afterwards.

Dermabrasion: Using a local anesthesia administered on the scar tissue area, the
dermatologist uses a high speed brush to extract layers of your skin, after which the skin
develops healthier cells and restores minus the scars

Micro-dermabrasion: This is more or less like dermabrasion only that a high speed brush
isn't used, in place aluminum oxide crystals are used and moved rapidly via a vacuum like
hose, wiping away the skin cells. As thus expected, this is kind of less abrasive on the skin
so the results are varied.
Regardless of the treatment option that you plan take on your acne scars, it is always
advisable you discuss with a qualified dermatologist to know the potential risks involved and
the benefits of each.

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