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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