Acne is an unsightly skin condition that occurs when dirt and oil clogs the pores of the skin. At one point or another, most people have had to deal with this annoying skin issue. While it may be tempting to pick at or pop a blemish, this can cause scarring. If you have acne scars as a result of picking pimples, there are four good ways to rid your skin of these permanent reminders of an acne problem.
1. Chemical Peels.
A chemical peel uses a powerful mixture of both natural and artificial ingredients to help remove damaged areas of the skin. Once the damaged areas are removed, a healthier layer of skin will grow in its place.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive way to get rid of acne scarring. This acne scar treatment will give your skin back a healthy glow while ridding it of unsightly acne scarring. Microdermabrasion removes a very thin layer of skin and encourages the skin to renew itself in a way that will eliminate acne scars.
3. Collagen Injections.
Collagen injections are one way to fill in deep, pitted acne scars. A collagen injection will fill in the areas of the skin that are damaged by acne scarring and the result is even, smooth skin.
4. Laser Skin Resurfacing.
For deep acne scars or dark spots that just won’t go away, try laser resurfacing (also known as laser skin rejuvenation). Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic laser procedure that, when performed in the hands of the proper licensed medical professional, can have amazing results beginning with the very first treatment. Laser resurfacing uses high-energy light to remove damaged and discolored skin. Laser resurfacing may also be used to minimize brown spots, wrinkles and fine lines. If you want the best chance of ridding your skin of unsightly reminders of acne, you might want to consider laser skin resurfacing.
If you are a person who has had to deal with acne, you know that acne scars leave a forever reminder of this skin problem long after the acne itself is gone. Fortunately, though, there are some ways to rid your skin of acne scarring so you can have healthy and smooth skin.
Be realistic with your expectations, and explore your options with your doctor or skin care professional.
Guest post by Damon Scordo, General Manager of South Coast MedSpa (SCMS), a worldwide leader in laser skin resurfacing treatment for all skin types. SCMS is proud to announce the grand opening of its 4th location in San Diego. SCMS offers San Diego skin resurfacing, San Diego skin rejuvenation and San Diego acne scar removal for dark skin as well as light skin tones. SCMS also has locations in Los Angeles and Orange County.
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