One of the most widespread skin conditions across the world is acne. It’s a sad reality, but many individuals suffer from this condition and unfortunately, it is on a very visible part of the body. The face.
And while there are many conditions which are related to the face, they’re usually not as widespread and don’t always cover such a big area of skin. Acne scars like to spread out all over the face. They like to get in all the most inconvenient places, such as the area around the cheeks.
Those bumps and ridges are very easy to see, thus, many people tend to feel nervous whenever they are conscious of them. Fortunately, there are some remedies which can lighten up the scars, if not get rid of them entirely. Here are a few tips and tricks to try out if you’re worried about acne scars.
Keep the area protected
Now, this isn’t as much a treatment, as it is mitigation. Even if you already have acne scars, there’s no reason why you should make them more noticable. Which is why avoid doing certain things which change the pigmentation of the skin.
A good example of this is spending too much time in the Sun. By getting your skin tanned, you’re actively making the acne scars more noticeable, as acne scars are much easier to see when they get dark. To avoid this, just make sure you don’t expose the acne scars to any excessive Sunlight or really any other kind of exposure that could change their pigment, making them more conspicuous.
But in general, you should always keep your face clean and properly maintain skin care. Regardless of acne scars, it’s always important to pay attention to your skin’s health and durability. So, while this won’t help you heal your acne scars, keeping the skin healthy and protected will prevent new acne scars from forming or the ones present, from looking even worse.
Another option to add to the books for light mitigation is chemical peeling, applied by doctors, which can help in raising the deeper trenches. As you probably know, skin has several layers to it; acne scars just happen to be holes and ridges within these layers.
By doing light chemical peeling, doctors can level the area with acne scars, making the ridges look much shallower and smoother. Again, this is not a full treatment, but it can be good for leveling the skin a little bit, as well as cleaning out the gunk that may be settled within the skin pores, one of the very reasons acne scars are formed.
So ask your doctor about chemical peels and if it’s a viable option for your skin.
A very simple to understand procedure, that works one many different skin conditions, one of which just happens to be acne scars. Acne scars are formed through skin damage, which does not properly heal, as the skin may not have produced the skin cells necessary to fill the trenches.
But here’s the beauty of micro-needling. It actually utilizes the body’s very own regenerative abilities. The skin repairs skin damage by creating fresh and strong skin cells to replace the damaged ones.
Well, micro-needling uses a special tool, which pokes tiny microscopic holes in the skin. This activates the skin’s regenerative ability and the skin automatically fills these tiny holes in with fresh new cells, coating the area with a smooth layer of young skin.
While micro-needling is a great way to bring back some vibrancy and freshness to the face, it can also be used to smooth out acne scars and other kinds of skin damage, thanks to its amazing ability to activate skin cell regeneration. And best of all, it’s all natural and requires no confusing medical equipment. Just a mechanized pen, with tiny needles, which poke tiny holes in the skin.
And the procedure is absolutely painless, since the needles are tiny, but also because clinics will provide special numbing cream to make sure there are no unwanted sensations during the procedure.
For the deeper acne scars, laser smoothing is an excellent treatment. Lasers have been used in skin care for a variety of treatments and procedures, and one of the most powerful and efficient ones is to smooth out skin.
There are two ways of accomplishing this. The laser can be set to remove the top layers of skin, leveling it with the holes and trenches of the acne scars. This acts similarly to the chemical peel, however this is a much more accurate and can be guided to focus on specific points by the specialists.
And there’s another way to use the laser. It can be set to stimulate the skin to begin its regenerative abilities, similarly to the microneedling procedure, but with the added bonus of not having to poke holes in the face.
And best of all, laser smoothing treatments generally take less than a week to 10 days for the results to start kicking in and becoming apparent, which is more than can be said for many other skin care treatments available.
So if your dermatologist offers laser smoothing treatments, give it a try and see how it helps you smooth out the acne scars.
Scars Do Wash Off
If up to this point, you were self conscious about acne scars, whether how visible they are or if you’re afraid of finding new ones, now you know there’s an answer to your inquiries. Thanks to the marvels of modern technology and medicine, new and easier ways of solving these problems come about quite often.
So be on the lookout for new solutions to any of your skin related problems, but in the meantime, you can try out these few which are already quite available at most clinics. It’s just a matter of knowing what you want and what you need.