How To Remove Acne Scars
How To Remove Acne Scars
Judicious and sound medical advice here, from Natural Dermatologist and Clinical Nutritionist, Claudia Louch, on the treatment of acne scars! Though there are various options, they are not all suited for everyone's skin. Watch this Videojug film and find out more!
If you want to know how to remove acne scars, it's really important to know that prevention is obviously the first thing. So, very often, you develop acne scars by picking your spots, by squeezing them, by introducing bacteria into the site and that then develops, very often, the scars, after very, very bad spots occur. So once you have the scars, you have various treatment options available to you.
Now, you can talk to your doctor or dermatologist about various types of laser. There are more invasive lasers; there are more superficial lasers. You have to really talk to your dermatologist carefully because not all are actually suited to everyone or to everyone's skin.
What lasers actually do is they get rid of the topical layer or part of the topical layer, I should say, of your epidermis, which is the top layer of your skin. So, later, they will reduce your scar to the level, actually, of your lower part of your skin. Your skin generally speaking is 1-2mm thick, so it's not very, very thick, so just a tiny amount is actually taken off.
Don't go for any bleaching creams, they are really not good for your skin because they will definitely leave you with hyper-pigmentation, especially in darker skinned people, so try not to use those. Now, what you can use as well is a microdermabrasion and chemical peels. They work in exactly the same way as laser.
All they do is just try and remove a little bit of your scar tissue very gently. Now, there are some less invasive options you may consider, and one is a silicon sheet. You will get those from your doctor, your GP or dermatologist.
They are not very expensive and they are applied directly on the scar and they are sometimes quite successful in removing scars. I personally prefer the collagen option. Now, you can use collagen creams.
Collagen is actually a natural substance, which is a part of all of our skins, all human skin and animal skin. It is a protein and it provides our skin with elasticity. There are various types of collagen.
Now, you can use the collagen cream and apply it directly on the scar, 2-3 times a day. You need to be patient, whatever treatment you are using; it's not an overnight thing. You will have to be quite patient for the scar to actually reduce.
The other thing you can use is a collagen sheet. Collagen sheets that come in a little pack which looks like that. You take them out of the pack; they look literally like a piece of paper.
What you do is you actually wet that little piece of paper, there's a little bit of skin, it's actually collagen, you put it on the skin, you just leave it on the skin for 20 minutes and remove it. The collagen will seep into your skin and actually regenerate your skin, and it's a very good non-invasive option of dealing with your scars. And that's how to remove acne scars. .