I think that most people would agree that one of the worst things about acne is that while it is a frustrating condition, it can also leave a visible footprint long after it’s gone in the form of acne scars. These shallow pits continue to be noticeable, impacting self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, there is now help available with Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment.
Preventing acne scars
For any of my readers with acne, the best treatment for acne scars is preventing them before they occur. Below are two factors that make acne worse and may contribute to scarring once your acne is gone.
Picking and squeezing: While tempting to pop them, it causes further disturbance to the skin. This results in inflammation and collagen loss, which prevents the skin from healing as it should. Additionally, popping a pimple causes the spread of bacteria deeper into the skin. So, however, tempted you are, please leave them well alone.
Sun exposure: Direct sunlight can prolong the condition for both acne and acne scars. It is always wise to avoid the sun during its peak hours, especially between 10 am and 2 pm and of course, be sure to wear your sunscreen!
How acne scars occur
We know that acne occurs when skin pores get filled with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pores become inflamed and eventually burst. If the pore wall erupts deeper in the skin and the infected debris leaks into the deep tissues, it will create more extensive, long-lasting lesions. Scarring occurs as your body rushes to produce collagen to repair that damage. Depending on skin type and other factors, the scarring can be relatively shallow and easy to correct with a laser.
The two categories of scarring
Hypertrophic scarring is from excessive collagen production during healing. It’s noticeable by its raised bumps or ridges around scars and results from an overproduction of healing fibre.
Atrophic scarring occurs as the tissue is lost in the healing process. Typical forms of atrophic scarring look like tiny holes in the skin, whilst other scars can be more prominent, almost like chicken pox scars.
Of course, your acne scar treatment plan should be customised to address your unique skin concerns. Wonderfully, laser acne scar removal treatment can be used on surgical or acne scars and anywhere on the body, including the face. It also works on any skin type, including very light and dark skin. As always, you should only undertake this procedure with a recommended professional.
Changing your skin and your life
It’s been proven repeatedly that acne and acne scars have some of the most profound adverse psychological effects of any skin condition. However, each sufferer’s spots can be improved, whether the wounds are dense, isolated, red or crater-shaped. Smoother, clearer skin with a vastly diminished scar appearance can be achieved when you’re in the right hands with a wide array of highly effective treatments.