Effective acne scar removal
Those with acne know that acne scarring is a part of having acne. The embarrassing and sometimes painful scarring can be treated using creams, laser treatments, microdermabrasion technology, chemical peels and injections. Injections soften and flatten the scar.
Many of the topical creams and ointments, whether over the counter or prescription, contain medication that improves the skin by providing collagen reformation. Microdermabrasion technology uses a rotating wire brush or a spinning diamond instrument to wear down the surface of the skin. As the skin heals a new layer of skin appears replacing the removed skin.
Chemical peels are acidic solutions placed directly to the affected area. The solution disintegrates and peels away the top layer of the skin. This peeling away of skin leaves a newer unaffected layer of skin. There are mild to deep penetration solutions available with the chemical peel treatment.
Laser treatment removes the top layer of skin and tightens the middle layer of skin. The skin becomes smoother through this treatment. The pain is lessened for this treatment by using a local anesthesia to numb the skin. Healing time using laser treatments are typically three to ten days.
Acne and acne scarring has been linked to low self-esteem and depression. The cause of acne is brought on by hormonal changes, such as hitting puberty. Genetics are also linked with acne. Psychological and infectious reasons are known for the bringing on of acne. Poor diet can also be linked with increased acne.