How to Remove Acne Scars Quickly

Acne is a skin problem with which a professional dermatologist can deal effectively. It is one of the leading skin problems people face today. Apart from that, acne can leave acne scars that can be very difficult to remove. The best way to remove these marks is to go to a dermatologist who offers a variety of treatments that can help in fading those stubborn abrasions.

1. Dermabrasion. A process only marginally related to micro-dermabrasion—which removes the top-most layer of the skin—dermabrasion is a more in-depth process that focuses on removing further layers of the skin and feels almost like having sand paper rubbed on your skin. In this process the dermatologist first numbs the skin and then removes layers from it. With this process the skin will begin to flake and will then reveal a new layer. Allow a few weeks for recovery. This treatment works best for those with light and dark skin. Those who fall in the middle will have to first consult his or her dermatologist before undergoing with the treatment.

2. Laser Resurfacing. This is a relatively new process used to eliminate pimples and acne as well as remove acne scars by use of either a CO2 or YAG laser. This treatment also focuses on removing the upper-most layers of skin to allow a new layer to surface. The recovery time is typically a few weeks, and your dermatologist may suggest the application of a topical ointment to hasten the recovery process.

3. Chemical Peel. Dermatologists recommended this treatment for those with very light scarring. The doctor will apply special types of acid to your face and then remove it in about a quarter-hour. This procedure removes the top layer of skin. The recovery time is typically much shorter than with the aforementioned procedures, although swelling and redness are common. You may need anywhere from 48 hours to two weeks to recover.

4. Punch Technique. This technique is ideal for people who have deep acne scarring that requires skin grafting. The skin are with the scarring is “punched” or removed, then a layer of your own skin from others parts of your body (usually behind your ears) will be taken and grafted to the “punched” area. The dermatologist might do laser and/or Dermabrasion treatments after this procedure as well. If the scarring is too small, grafting may not be the best choice. If the scarring is too deep, however, the dermatologist may just “punch” the area and let the skin heal on its own. The recovery time may take several weeks or even longer.

5. Augmentation. In this process the dermatologist injects collagen and other fillers into your skin to smooth out the scarred part. The dermatologist may also take filler from parts of your body rather than collagen and insert it into the scarred area. The recovery time for this procedure is about one day.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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