Acne Scar Removal Treatment

Anyone who has ever suffered from acne knows that this condition is very difficult to control. After suffering for years with persistent ugly pimples, many people are left to suffer for the rest of their life with disfiguring scars.

If you have scars on your face from previous wars with pimples, you know how difficult it is to remove them. However, there is good news today for people who are suffering with unwanted scars because of the number of advancements in the field of medicine as well as in the rediscovery of natural scar-diminishing remedies.

You might want to examine your own scars to see what kind you have because there are three main kinds of acne scars: ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars.

Ice pick scars appear as though the skin has been punctured by an ice pick. Though deep, they are also very narrow and so resurfacing treatments have a hard time dealing with them.

Boxcar scars can be oval or round indentations that occur on the skin surface. They can be shallow and because of that, chemical peels or laser treatment can work well for these kind of scars. However, if the boxcar scars are too deep, they will be difficult to treat with chemical peels or laser treatment.

Rolling scars give the skin a rolling appearance. Though difficult to treat, some improvement can be achieved through various means.

If you are going to go the medical route with your scars, you need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Your doctor will choose the best treatment depending on the kinds of scars that you have.

In most kinds of acne scar removal treatments, you need to begin with skin that is not breaking out with fresh acne attacks.

There are a number of different kinds of acne scar removal treatments that you can choose. A number of these treatments can even be purchased at stores like The different treatments that you may choose may contain drugs or be natural. There are number of treatments that plastic surgeons can use to help remove scars as well. There are also a number of time-tested natural remedies that you should investigate.

If you choose to purchase medication that helps regenerate facial skin, you will find some that you can purchase over-the-counter. To use a stronger medication, you will need to obtain a prescription from your doctor. In this type of acne scar treatments are topical ointments that can be placed right on the scarred areas. There are a number of different brands available of this kind of topical ointment that can stop acne from recurring in the area where this ointment is rubbed. This ointment may also help repair and moisturize the skin. Some people have found that it actually can help remove acne scars.

Dermabrasion is one of your choices. By removing scarred skin, new skin can grow. It doesn't take long for the doctor to perform this procedure on your face and it can be done in a dermatologist's office. However, if you do not have a light complexion, dermabrasion isn't recommended for you. Dermabrasion is also quite expensive and you may need several treatments. However, it can be effective.

If you select laser resurfacing to remove your scars, you will find that this is a newer method that is becoming more popular as time goes on. It is very expensive.

You may also want to try chemical peels. You will probably want to have a dermatologist perform this treatment on your face, but you can actually also purchase chemical peels to do at home. Be sure to read and follow the directions very very carefully. Chemical peels remove the top layers of skin allowing new skin to be revealed and to grow. Some have found that this treatment can be painful.

If you decide to go with the punch method for your particular scars, you'll be glad to know that they usually work well with ice pick scars, but this treatment is quite expensive if you have a number of ice pick scars.

If you are having a doctor help remove your scars, be sure you take the time to talk about the merits of each treatment that he might want to use. You'll probably want to see pictures of patients showing how they looked before and after treatment so you won't be surprised when you have your treatment done.

Last, but not least, are the time-proven natural remedies. These have been used for many years and (in some cases) for centuries and in many different cultures. Natural treatments contain ingredients provided directly from natural substances. Natural remedies are not as powerful as other methods mentioned above, but they are not as dangerous either and they usually don't have any side effects. They're usually used for people who have less severe cases of acne scars, but you never really know how much these natural remedies can accomplish until you've actually tried them.

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