3 Most Popular Clinical Acne Scar Treatments

Although acne is most commonly associated with teenagers, it can occur in patients of all ages. From younger children, teenagers, and adults, acne is not only unappealing but can wreak havoc on a person’s self esteem in tremendous ways. Of course, acne will eventually improve but will leave numerous scars on the face in some cases. These scars may be different in various patients but all will be as embarrassing as the original acne. Fortunately, there is treatment.


Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is the most common method used to treat acne scars. The procedure is conducted in the office of a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. The procedure is not painful in anyway. However, patients may feel some slight discomfort immediately after the treatment due to the laser usage. During laser resurfacing, pulsing beams of light are directed to the surface of the skin. This will remove layers of the skin in periodic intervals. Patients with fine lines, wrinkles, facial scars, and acne scars can see enormous improvements to their skin’s surface. Immediately after the procedure, the face may be red and slightly sore but results will improve steadily with each day. For severe acne scars, patients may require multiple treatments (you can learn more from Privé Clinic Severe Acne Scars Treatment).


Acne Scar Laser Resurfacing Treatment Using Fractional CO2 Laser



Chemical Peel

Firstly, there are many different types of chemical peels offered today. The type of peel will solely depend on the persons’ needs and the level of acne scars. However, all peels are conducted in a similar manner where a chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin. The solution will set into the skin and begin to destroy a good portion of the first layer. Depending on the type of chemical peel used, a patient may require an oral sedative or pain reliever to decrease any pain or discomfort that is felt. However, after the peel is completed, patients will have a softer, more appealing, and clear facial skin surface.


Dr. Gavin Chan compares microdermabrasion and chemical peels by performing a split face experiment.





Dermabrasion or microdermabrasion are also popular options to treat acne scars, fine lines, age spots, and issues with a skin’s texture. Both of these procedures are conducted in the dermatologist’s office or a cosmetic surgeon’s office. During dermabrasion, the surface of the skin will be sanded with a specialized tool. With microdermabrasion, exfoliating crystals are applied through a sprayer to the skin’s surface. Both a dermabrasion and microdermabrasion will improve the look and feel of the skin’s surface efficiently. Although both are effective in removing acne scars, patients must discuss which option is best for their actual needs. Dermabrasion is good for minor acne scars and microdermabrasion is more involved so it is best for deeper and more serious acne scars.


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Teenagers may be the primary sufferers of acne. However, once the acne has diminished, they will most likely be left with unsightly scars. As adults, they can consult their dermatologist for various forms of acne scar treatment. Although there are many products sold in stores marketed towards acne and scarring, clinical methods to treat acne scars may be a better investment for patients who want truly effective results.