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Friday, 25 February 2011 10:19

How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars

acne-scarAcne scars are not just embarrassing and ugly, but may also be quite demoralizing and infuriating. Nonetheless, there are several ways of  acne scars treatment, or at least make them less visible. What strategy you need to use, to get rid of these scars, will depend upon how severe the scars are. Before you try anything, it is advisable to check with your dermatologist, as to what is the best course of action in your particular case. Anyways, here’s a list of a few methods that are usually used to remove acne scars.

Do it at home

If the scarring is mild, there are several procedures that you can carry out at home to get rid of these acne scars. There are specially formulated products which are easily available at most drugstores and cosmetic stores. There are two most popular methods that you can use at home, the first one being derma-abrasion and the second one being chemical peels.

Whenever you go shopping for these products, just scan through the ingredient list, to be sure that the product contains either retinol or Alpha Hydroxy acid. However, people with sensitive skin must avoid both these methods because rashes and inflammation may occur. For milder and more natural alternatives, look for aloe Vera or Lavender based products, as both these natural ingredients are believed to reduce scars.

Professional methods

Laser resurfacing is one of the most popular methods that are used by skin care professionals, to remove acne-scars. The procedure involves removing old skin cells with a laser beam, to promote the growth of new skin cells. However, be cautioned that laser surfacing usually results in an uneven looking skin tone, especially so if your skin shade is darker. Apart from this little glitch, this method is quite promising and though you may experience some redness and inflammation for a few weeks, the acne scars will leave your skin permanently.

Professional derma-abrasion is another popular method, in which scrubbing machines are used to remove the damaged skin cells. Before the scrubbing, the skin is either numbed with local anesthesia or is frozen, to pass up the pain. It’s quite a fierce method and will leave your skin raw, inflamed and painful for several weeks after the treatment.

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Sunday, 20 March 2011 06:57

Cosmetic Procedures To Remove Acne Scars

microdermabrasionEven after the pimples subside completely, the distress may continue because of the upsetting marks they usually leave behind. There are several cosmetic treatments available, which can be used to get rid of acne scars and blemishes.

While, over the counter topical treatments may be helpful in certain cases, in most others the need for the professionals interference is seen.

Acne scars can become nearly permanent if they are not attended to, well in time. But before you decide to walk over to your cosmetologist, you must ensure that your skin has been completely and permanently treated against acne. If there are some fresh breakouts, then you’d better hold on till all the fresh eruptions have vanished.

On meeting up with your cosmetologist, he will carry out a detailed study to identify the severity of the scars and may then decide upon one of the curative procedures mentioned here under.

The laser technique

This is one of the most promising acne scar treatment, and can be carried out only by a thorough trained professional. The technique is referred to as laser resurfacing, and the procedure involves removing the outermost layer of your damaged skin, using laser beams. The removal of the damaged skin, gives way to the emergence of fresh skin to the surface. The entire procedure may stretch over a few days, with nearly every session lasting between half-an-hour and one hour.

Dermabrasion

This is another effective method used to treat acne scars. And as the name is suggestive, the procedure is abrasive and involves the scrubbing of skin using revolving brushes. The objective is again to remove the damaged outer skin so as to get the fresh unblemished skin to take its place. The healing time is a little longer and may stretch over a period of five to ten weeks. Also, the skin may look inflamed for a few days after each session. The cosmetologist may also prescribe some topical ointments to soothe down the inflamed skin.

Fractional laser technique

This one is a slight up gradation of the old laser technique; or rather we can say it’s more like a combination of laser technique and dermabrasion. The combination makes it a far more workable technique to get rid of even the deepest and the most stubborn acne marks. Quite obviously, this treatment is bound to be a bit more expensive but then the increased cost seems justified when you look at the shorter healing time.

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An acne breakout on your face will leave behind quite a number of acne scars.

These scars and marks on the face act as a roadblock on your way to attain a perfect complexion.

There are many natural treatments you can follow in order to get rid of acne scars. The below mentioned are a few such methods that you can try out at your home itself.

Shea butter and cocoa butter can be applied on acne scars to remove them. These products moisturizes and softens the skin and will lighten the acne scars with their continuous usage. You can also apply tea tree oil on your scars so as to lighten them.

Application of tomato and cucumber slices on your skin is an effective method of combating acne scars. This method will cool and soothe your skin and will also lighten the acne scars.

Apple cider vinegar is helpful in restoring the pH levels in the skin and also helps in getting rid of unsightly marks on the skin surface. This property of apple cider vinegar makes it a suitable candidate in treating acne scars. You can mix one part of apple cider vinegar with one part of water and apply it on your scars twice a day to see effective results.

Another home remedy suggests that you apply a mixture of baking soda and water on your scars. Massage this paste in circular motions on your face and wash off after 1 minute.

You can apply Vitamin E oil on the area of your scars. Vitamin E has properties which will heal the acne scars and will encourage the growth of new skin.

You can also exfoliate your face by using a homemade scrub in order to remove the scars. You can make the scrub by mixing half a cup of honey with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Massage this mixture on your face for about 2 minutes and then wash off with warm water.

The sugar will act as an exfoliant and scrub of the dead cells, the olive oil will hydrate the skin and the honey and lemon juice will tone the skin and tighten the skin pores.Apart from trying out these methods, you should follow a healthy diet ad also avoid exposure of your acne scars to the harmful rays of the sun.

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