Acne scar treatment can involve many things, from face masks you make in your kitchen to complicated surgical procedures. If your acne scarring is not too severe, you
may find success using a natural treatment that you can make at home, or an over-the-counter medication. If your scars are deeper, however, you will probably have to find a more serious solution. To find out which treatments may be the right ones for your acne scars, it’s a good idea to consult with a qualified dermatologist. After they analyze your scarring, and make their recommendations, then it’s your decision which path to follow. Keep reading this article to learn about some acne scar treatments that you can consider.
The simple technique of healing acne scars using ice cubes sounds too simple, and too good, to be true. Strange as it may sound, some types of acne scars actually respond to this method. So, no matter how simple it may sound, keep your options open and don’t disregard this technique. What’s more is that it doesn’t cost anything to try it, so you have nothing to lose. The way this works is that ice applied to the skin causes an infusion of oxygen to the iced area. Oxygen is a catalyst for healing acne scars. The procedure couldn’t be more simple. For fifteen minutes, gently rub an ice cube over the acne scars. Practice this technique frequently and see if you notice any changes to your scars. This technique will not usually show any improvement to deep, or severe, acne scars. Less severe scarring has a better chance of being helped by using the ice method, however. There is disagreement between some medical experts and natural/health food practitioners and nutritionists as to whether a natural, healthy diet can have a beneficial effect upon acne. Many natural food advocates and nutritionists are firm believers that a healthy diet will be beneficial in clearing up your acne and preventing future outbreaks. What you would have to do to make this method work is to detoxify your body by avoiding unhealthy, junk food and eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Even if it doesn’t improve your acne condition, a diet like this is much better for your overall health. In reality, if your scarring from acne is already severe, diet most likely won’t get rid of it. It may, however, help you clear up active acne and prevent future scarring.
A lot of natural remedies exist that are known to help heal acne scars and are easy to find. One of the best of these is aloe vera, a plant that has many healing properties. If you don’t buy an actual plant, buy the pure gel or juice that has no other additives. Don’t simply use another product that has a little bit of Aloe Vera in its ingredient list. Believe it or not, fresh lemon juice is also effective at treating acne scars. 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) – native to Australia – is a well-respected antiseptic product that is 100 times stronger than carbolic acid. It is used for a number of conditions, one of which is healing acne and acne scars. Everybody’s acne scars are unique and there is no one method that will work for everyone. Fortunately, not everyone’s acne condition is bad enough to warrant one of these surgical procedures. If your acne scars are slight, you can most likely treat them non-surgically. Don’t hesitate to talk to your dermatologist, however, if you would like to explore any of the surgical options that are available for more serious acne scars.