The skin is the largest part of the human body and one that signifies much about a person such as their age, health, beauty and vitality. However, some people suffer from different skin conditions that make their faces unpleasant and unsightly.
Acne and acne scars are one these. Acne is the accumulation of protruding pimples on the skin’s surface that are formed as a result of excessive oil and sebum production causing bacteria to be trapped inside hence a pimple or zit to form- when there are many pimples, zits and scars on the face- the condition is known as acne. Acne scars coexist with acne and are indentations left in the skin once active acne erupts out-breaking the dermis of the skin.
Acne and acne scars are most common in teenagers and young adults but even follow people up to their thirties causing feelings of distress and discomfort. Of course, why wouldn’t they, after all acne and acne scars can hide the beauty of even the most proportionate and harmonious of faces.
Unlike other beauty enhancing cosmetic surgery procedures, acne and acne, scars are considered a serious condition that puts a halt on the carriers’ self-esteem. It is known to be one of the major causes of depression amongst teenagers and many say that others have judged them based on the condition of their skin.
Many home remedies and cosmetic products claim to treat acne and acne scars but the truth is that this condition can only be solved with the help of a dermatologist’s treatment.
Many acne and acne scars treatments are available today that have helped clear out the skin of many. Some of these treatments are the following:
Chemical Peels are a highly effective treatment for acne and acne scars and those who have tried it have seen great results. They work to remove the top damaged layer of the skin thereby revealing a smooth, clear and even surface. Chemical peels are ideal for minor scarring but not so much on very deep scars. Several sessions of this treatment are needed for treating deep scars.
Microdermabrasion is a skin exfoliating procedure that uses tiny crystal, diamonds and rough grains to smoothly, remove the top-scarred layer of the skin and reveals a new layer. It renews the skin and makes it even, soft, smooth and supple.
Acne Laser Treatment
Before treating acne scars, it is important to treat any active acne first. Once active acne subsides an acne laser treatment is used. This treatment is safe, effective and painless as a topical anesthetic is applied to numb any sensation. The laser works to burn the top, scarred layer of the skin and shrinks the oil glands below the surface of the skin, reducing their oil production abilities. It also enables collagen production so that the skin is nourished with a firm and even toned complexion. It can be used on nearly any area of the body. Some types of acne laser treatments include, laser resurfacing, pulsed light and heat energy, fractional co2 laser and blue light therapy.
A consultation with a certified and skilled dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon would tell you which treatment is best for your skin type and skin condition. It is important to consult a good and renowned doctor as to attain the best results.