Everybody knows what a scar is, and its painful effect physically and emotionally to sufferer. The bad news is, there is no assurance that this can be avoided. It does not choose a particular age, race or gender.
What if it is an acne scar? Is it not very disappointing that you have done everything to take care of your skin but still acne scar happens? What more if you are prone to acne? It means that it is possible to have scars not only in the face but in different parts of the body. Acne scar is not a simple after wound mark. It will become part of your body and your life for a long time.
Now, the good news is, there are remedies to at least give relief from acne scarring and this article will give you some tips to guide you in what to do in case you have acne scar.
I am sure that once in your life, you are worried that you have having pimples or acne and you want it treated right away. We know that if it is not treated right away and completely, can cause a really ugly scar.
There are over-the-counter drugs that can help reduce the threat of big and discoloured scar. Vitamin C and Retinoic Acid are known to heal and lessen the look of the scar. Hydroquinone is a good chemical that can lessen the melanin formation of the skin, thus can help to lighten the areas. However, Hydroquinone should not be overused as it may cause skin’s sensitivity when exposed to sun rays. So, instead of lighting the skin, it may reverse its effect.
This is being offered in many skin salons and it can immediately help in reducing the appearance of scar. With this process, the outermost layer of the skin is removed, showing the new and lighter skin. After the process, the skin needed a little more care as the new outer skin becomes sensitive. Thus, sun exposure should be avoided. Harsh chemicals with Vitamin C and Hydroquinone should also be avoided as it may cause inflammation and redness. Worse, it may damage again the skin.
This is like Dermabrasion but much expensive as a more careful procedure is done to the scars of the skin. Also, the procedure cannot be done in just one visit in the Dermatologist Clinic as it should be done in several sessions. As its name implies, it will resurface a new, healthier and lighter skin using a laser treatment. After each session, great improvement will be noticed. Just make sure that this is done in an accredited clinic. And just like Dermabrasion, extra care to the skin should be practiced. New skin will be very sensitive to sun rays and to chemicals that my cause inflammation to skin. The Dermatologist will give you instruction in proper care after the treatment so make sure to follow it unfailingly.
Visit the Dermatologist
Visit a dermatologist right away while your wound is healing so the bigger acne scar can be prevented or at least lessen its horrible appearance. If you do not want to try scar creams or other scar treatments that you have not tried before, ask an advice from the expert. Acne scar make you suffer life long if not treated right away.