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Removing Acne Scars - How to Do It

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Acne is usually one of the foremost problems teenagers face in their transition period. This may be caused by unhealthy and unbalanced diet, lack of sleep and pressure in school. This is something they do not like to acquire since they want to look good and gorgeous all the time. Acne, if popped or squeezed, can leave scars that will be very hard to remove.

Acne has three different types:

  • First type is mild acne which is the whiteheads and blackheads that you can have once in a while. This type can cause minimal reddish or brownish marks. Without popping, it will eventually become lighter with no treatments at all.
  • Second type pertains to red inflamed pimples called papules, and red pimples with white centers called pustules, are considered moderately severe acne.
  • Lastly, pimples that cause pain and contain pus-filled cysts are categorized as severe acne. Most of the time, these last two types of acne are more likely to cause deep, narrow and permanent scars that need medical treatment.

Visiting your dermatologist immediately is the best thing you could do, to evaluate on what treatment is appropriate for your acne scars problem.

Treatments vary on the severity of the acne scars. For milder scars, chemical peel or microdermabrasion will already be enough. It removes damaged outer layer of the skin, and will help improve its appearance and texture. For more severe scars, you may undergo laser resurfacing. It also removes the damaged outer layer of the skin, but leaving the middle layer tightened too, that chemical peel does not. It helps the skin becomes smooth as well. The skin will usually heal from 3 to 10 days. Another procedure would be dermabrasion. It uses a spinning diamond instrument to eradicate the damaged surface of the skin. The healing process is longer, may take about 10 days to 3 weeks. But as it heals, new and smoother layers of skin will be replaced. However, if you want fast results, you may want to go through fractional laser therapy. Unlike dermabrasion and laser resurfacing, this procedure does not injure the surface of the skin but works at a deeper level of it. It will only take a couple of days until the skin is completely healed.