Having acne can be traumatic, but acne scarring is terrible, especially if you seem to be stuck with it. The type of acne that leads to scars is the most distressing. However, you will be glad to know that not all acne outbreaks cause scars to form. Some types of acne scars – and there are various types – will be more serious and need to be surgically removed. Other acne scarring will respond successfully to natural remedies or non-prescription treatments from your pharmacy. Our goal is to enlighten you as to some of the choices you can exercise for treating scars caused by acne.
Some of the newer treatments for acne scarring involve lasers. Of the many laser treatments available, the one that shows the most promise is a Fractional CO2 laser. The beauty of this new laser treatment is its ability to treat the specific area to which it is targeted and not involve the surrounding tissue. This promotes faster healing, and prevents any damage to other areas. Many people have reported successful results after just receiving one laser treatment. Nevertheless, there are some disadvantages. The price isn’t cheap and you will have a recovery period of at least a few days. Be that as it may, the treatment benefits can last for several months and the results of the procedure are immediate.
A lot of folks resort to makeup to hide their acne scarring. Makeup is a good choice for those who need a temporary cover-up for their acne scars, even though the makeup must be put on every day. If you are searching for a more permanent solution, makeup will suffice for the moment. There are treatments available that will usually remove, or at least reduce, most acne scarring with the exception of stubborn scarring that just won’t respond to treatment.
Not everyone’s acne scars will go away with home remedies and, unfortunately, people with severe scarring that require surgical intervention cannot always afford this type of treatment. There are high-quality makeup products that someone with acne scarring can temporarily use until their surgery is performed. Gentle makeup products, that offer a natural appearance, are the high-quality mineral makeup products.
It’s not hard to find other natural treatments to help you reduce or remove your acne scars. Are you familiar with the Aloe Vera plant? It is a cactus that has a healing gel inside its leaves. You can buy this gel, or the juice, at discount stores and pharmacies. You won’t get the benefit of the Aloe Vera healing properties if you simply use a cream or lotion that has a small amount in its formulation. Buy pure 100% Aloe Vera gel or juice. Another product that can help heal acne scars is fresh lemon juice. You simply apply the lemon juice to your acne scars and leave it there for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this in the morning and at night. Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca alternifolia) is famous for its healing properties. A fresh outbreak of acne, as well as scarring, can both be helped to heal by applying Tea Tree Oil. There’s no single solution for acne scarring that’s right for everybody. If your acne scarring is not extreme, or is superficial, you will probably be able to find a treatment method that doesn’t involve one of the surgical procedures we’ve mentioned above. Do your research on the different surgical techniques, if this is what you want to consider for your acne scars and, most importantly, consult with your dermatologist and ask him or her any questions you may have.