How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars
How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars
How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars: Acne is a common problem but getting rid of the scars is sometimes very difficult. In this video we are shown the different way of getting rid of scars with expert guidance from a GP.
I am here to talk about how to treat acne scars.
The main thing is to oversee and treat the acne so that even though you get rid of the scars you minimize the amount of acne lesion that keeps coming up so you don't keep producing scars. The amount of scarring depends on the type of skin that you have. So if you have darker skin you tend to, your scars tend to be darker in color, or what we call hyper pigmented.
There are various different ways of treating acne scars ranging from various creams which are over the counter or prescribed creams to more intensive treatments given by doctors. So the creams to lighten the darker scars are things like Retin A, vitamin C cream, vitamin A face creams which can help increase the healing of the skin and help the scar to heal. The newer the scar the easier it heals and the quicker it heals .
Then there are other creams such as cotric acid and hydro quinone. Cotric acid works very well because you don't get much irritation with that and it doesn't react very much to the sun but also improves the healing of the skin and reduces the melanin containing cells so that you don't get the hyper pigmentation when the scar is healing. also hydro quinone is a very very mild steroid .
It is safe to use but it is not safe to use constantly. So you can use it for everyday for periods of the maximum two to three months but then you need about a month or two break as a rest. With hydro quinone and retin A or vitamin A based creams you can get some irritation from sunlight especially if you are darker skinned and actually that can make the pigmentation worse.
So you do need to use a SPF sun protecting factor of at least 50 throughout the day even if you are not going out in the day just the fact that you've got you can see means there is UV light and you need some protection. If it does cause irritation then you stop it until your irritation goes away and then you can start it again. There's also something called the Dermorollo which is a fairly new product which is very very very small needles you don't really see the needles and you don't feel them, you basically roll along your skin.
You can't buy them from what reputable websites i would actually recommend you to go to a qualified practitioner who is trained in that so that you can have it done properly. What that does it works two fold one the very very small needles helps open up the pores so that it improves the absorption of any products that I have mentioned above so that it makes them better and it also causes microscopic inflammatory action to the skin and it improves the healing process, improves collagen production and improves the scar healing process. So you may need several treatments for the results to come through because they won't work after just one treatment.
The other things that work are gentle peels, fruit acid peels,or gentle alpha hydroxy peels that require colic acid and they range in concentrations from 20%, 35%, to 50% and you can also leave them for longer for them to increase the strength, I would recommend that you start a very gentle acid peel to because it depends on the type of skin that you have what so reaction that you get you don't want too much of reaction to make the pigmentation worse and then you can gradually increase the strength as you go on. A fairer skinned people can have something called the TCA peel which is much stronger where you do peel, the other peels you actually don't peel you just go a bit red if that, but the downside for TCA peel can be several days up to a week so its less of a practical measure but it can work. The other thing i forgot to mention is with the peels all by itself a very good cream is the blending bleaching cream by Skintech and its got cotric acid and retin a in it and therefore cotric acid reduces the irritation of the retin A, that's very very good of 98 of the cream and also to improve pigmentation and scarring.
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