There are a lot of people out there who suffer from acne. It is a condition of the skin that affects people of all ages. If you have had acne and it has left scars on your face, you don’t have to live with it. Now, with the recent advances of medical science, we have a lot of options to cure our acne scars. That’s not it! We can also keep the new ones from developing and ruining your look and self-esteem.
If you have minor acne scars and you are worried about using chemicals on your face, you can try home remedies to get rid of them. They are actually quite effective.
Reduce the Redness First
If you notice that the acne marks on your face are really red and swollen, you need to calm the skin before applying any treatment. The best way to do that, chemically, is to apply a cortisone cream on it. What cortisone does is that it reduces the redness of your skin by calming it down.
You skin gets red due to the inflammation, and your epidermal cells absorb cortison and that helps with the reduction of inflammation.
Another good thing about cortsione is that you don’t need to go see your doctor to get a prescription. However, going to a doctor for an advice is bettr than anything else out there. Back to the topic, you can get cortisone creams from your nearby pharmacies.
Use Skin Lightners or the Fade Creams
Once you have reduced the redness of your skin, it’s time to tackle the scars. Acne marks are usually darker than the rest of your skin, and that’s what makes them so noticeable on your face.
You can now buy creams, without prescription, which will help lighten your scars. Avoid Hydroquionine containing lightening creams!! When buying a skin lightener creams, look for Kojic acid, arbutin and vitamin C in them. These are good and safe ingredients for your skin.
Avoid Creams Containing Hydroquinone
Although hydroquinone is a very famous and popular skin lightener, it is not used a lot these days. It causes irritation on your skin and is also believed to be a carcinogenic by many. I would avoid this skin lightening cream and pick the other ones containing the ingredients i listed above. They are much safer and provie the same benefits.
Next Option is Laser Treatments
Now, if the skin lightining creams did not help, you may want to go see a good dermatologist. What you may want to try next is skin laser resurfacing. This procedue is done using is a laser ofcourse, where your doctor can even out the surface of your skin. This also increases your skin’s ability to produce more collagen.
If you don’t know, collagen is protein that makes up a huge portion os your skin. It keeps it healthy and in a good shape. When you have more collagen buinding up, it can fill in the acne scars and help you even out your skin.
There are two kinds of laser types that you can have, depending on your condition and your doctor’s recommendation: ablative and non-ablative. With the ablative laser, your scar is kind of vaporized or slightly remove. Then, fresh collagen can repair it and result in a smoother looking skin. Non-ablative laser, on the other hand, doesn’t vaporize the scar and it just induces the production of more collagen. It doesn’t “damage” the skin the way ablative laser does.
Use Filler Injections for Deep Acne Scars
If you have really deep acne marks, then the above mentioned treatments won’t help you much, in my opinion. For deep scars, you need filler injections. They can be somewhat expensive, but they dow work and make your skin look nice.
However, they have a downside as well. Not a major one though. They will only last for about 4-6 months before your skin will reabsorb all the product. After that time, you will have to spend more money and get the injections again.
Lastly, you need to have patience and you won’t see result over a short period of time. Because it affects our face, patience is something not everyone can afford. But, the key to treating acne scars is patience and right treatment.
I hope this article gave your more options about treating your acne scars the right ways. If you have nay question, feel free to leave us a comment below. Also, don’t forget to share it with your friends!