Many people are searching for the perfect acne scars solution. It’s important to remember that the best option for you depends on the types of scars you have and your skin.
Microdermabrasion has been creating very happy people all over the world. This is a facial skin-freshening treatment that helps repair damaged, scarred skin and even prevents future acne. It is performed with a device that can be compared to a very fine sandblaster. This device sprays tiny crystals across the face, gently rubs them around and then sucks away the dead, outer layer of skin. The treatment can take up to 30 minutes and your skin may be red for an hour to a day afterwards. More than one treatment is usually necessary, especially when it comes to heavier scarring. Certain clinics recommend at least 5 treatments spaced one to two weeks apart for the best results. This is generally recommended for very mild scarring and as a preventative measure.
Microdermabrasion should not be confused with dermabrasion. This type of treatment may work well if you have shallow, rounded scars. However, there are also some side effects and not everyone comes out with better looking skin. It appears to be harder to get the desired results if you have black skin, Asian skin, or other dark complexions. And this type of treatment may lead to permanent discoloration or blotchiness. Dermabrasion is performed with an instrument that literally scrapes away the top layers of the skin so it cannot be done if you still have active acne. It is performed under local anesthesia to numb the area and, depending on how extensive your scarring is, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. Although this is generally done on an out-patient basis, your skin will be quite swollen and red after the procedure. This can take a couple of days to 2 weeks to go away. Then, your skin will become pink, and this could take up to 3 months to fade. After your surgery, you need to take many precautions (recommended by your doctor) when it comes to your skin. And the final results of this treatment will not be seen for up to a few months.
Laser resurfacing, a relatively new technology, is becoming more and more popular as an acne scars solution. It involves the use of a laser to destroy skin so new skin can form in its place. Laser resurfacing is especially promising because the depth of penetration into the skin is more easily controlled with a laser than with other methods. Results still vary greatly from person to person and scar to scar. The length of the procedure ranges from just a few minutes for small areas or over an hour for larger areas. Laser resurfacing can cause uneven skin tones in people with darker skin.
The above information about acne scars solution does not substitute medical advice given by a health professional.