HEALTH WATCH: To Deal With Acne Scars You Should Stick to Strict Skincare Program
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2018
Battling with acne breakouts is tough enough, but then come’s the frustrating after effects from unevenness, alterations in pigmentation and the worst of all, acne scars. Scarring usually results from large blemishes or cystic acne, but if you have a habit of zapping the zits, it can also be determinant whether you will be left with evidence of acne problems.
Popping zits is almost guaranteed to leave marks on your skin. The pinching or picking tends to tear the skin which leads to scarring and scabbing. The best thing is to leave them alone. It is also advisable to treat the breakouts early enough. The sooner you try to treat acne with methods like a spot treatment, the fewer the chances of getting acne scars and experiencing inflammation.
You should also stick to a strict skincare program. However, if you are doing so but the scars won’t disappear, the following treatments may help alleviate the problem and reclaim your smooth, beautiful skin.
Over the Counter Products
To even out the discoloration, you can go for drugstore products that contain Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, and arbutin. These ingredients are ideal for exfoliating the skin in order to restore the tone and texture. You can try Ambi Fade Cream which costs around $6.
If your skin is oily, you can try a gel-like Garnier Nutritioniste which goes for approximately $17. If these products don’t help, you may want to consult your dermatologist regarding prescription products. The advantage to this is that the practitioner understands your skin condition and will be able to prescribe products that are not only ideal for you but have a stronger punch.
If your face is full of tiny dents and scoops, your dermatologist can inject a filler to plump the skin up and give a smooth texture suggests Dore Aesthetics. The filler is usually hyaluronic acid.
You will experience results instantly as the dents tend to disappear immediately. However, the results are can only last for a few months. Silicone microdroplets is another type of filler which stimulates the production of collagen ( the substance that enables cell creation).
This allows a fresh skin to grow and this eliminates the scars and dents. These treatments involve several injections spaced out over a few weeks, and so, the results take longer to notice. However, they are usually permanent.
Laser Skin Treatments
These procedures fix the same problems as gels and creams, but they hit the discoloration and acne scars on a deeper level and tend to accelerate the skin cell turnover process. Fraxel and CO2 lasers are perfect for removing the top layer of the skin, thus exposing a new and clear layer below. Most acne scars usually fade after two treatments. For the best permanent results, you should ask the practitioner to recommend a post-treatment washing as well as a moisturizing program.
Do it Yourself Treatment
One of the best ways to naturally treat those annoying scars is by using lemon juice, which is a light exfoliator. It can also help with the annoying discoloration. Rub a small amount of the liquid on a regular basis and ensure you moisturize after every scrub session.
You can also be able to freeze those small scabs at home. Just hold an ice cube to the acne scab for about 15 minutes a day. If you can withstand the cold, you should start to see scab shrinkage in just a few days.
If you are looking for an instant but temporary fix, you should buy a lightweight foundation or concealer such as Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer which goes for $20. No one will tell you are having acne scars issues in that important event.
If all the above procedures do not work, you can consult your dermatologist regarding surgery treatment options. These are usually reserved for the deepest scars and most sizable scabs. In most procedures, the scars are cut one at a time, and the skin is resurfaced. The practitioner may also go beyond the surface of the skin to get rid of the tissues that are responsible for the scarring. However, keep in mind that surgery is a risky option and can be very expensive.
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