Acne Scars Removal Tips: How to Prevent Acne Scarring

  • 7 months   ago

The post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and dark spots that acne leaves after healing can be frustrating. They do not only impact your aesthetic appeal but can also be very difficult to treat.

If you wish to get rid of the acne scars permanently, your best bet would be to use a medically proven formula to remove acne scars. Here’s the twist, the medical aesthetics team at Veritas Medical Aesthetics says that every acne condition is unique.

Therefore, there is no specific magic trick to make all types of acne scars go away completely. Ideally, your doctor will have to examine your condition and recommend the best acne scar removal option for the specific type of acne scar on your skin.

Depending on how deep the scar is embedded in your skin tissues, the treatment plan may involve multiple acne scars treatment approaches. Here is a quick summary of some of the most common questions you should ask your doctor about acne scar treatment.

  • Can I Use OTC Medications to Remove Acne Scars Completely?

There are a few over-the-counter (OTC) products that can help remove your acne scars. However, they’re not made equal, and some products may not bring any change or end up making your scarring even worse. 

Your doctor will assess the severity of the acne scar and recommend a few OTC products you can try. Usually, you may need to upgrade to a more powerful product if the first option didn’t bring the results you hoped for.

  • What are the Average Results I should expect from this Procedure?

Every acne treatment procedure is different, so the results will vary. Depending on the preferred acne removal option your dermatologist recommends, you may get the results almost immediately or wait a few days to begin seeing the results. 

On the same note, you may also experience redness or slight bleeding and swelling as your skin heals to clear off the acne scars. A good dermatologist will explain this to you in advance before the procedure, so you don’t panic about the progress.

  • Will I Need Multiple Treatment Sessions to Completely Get Rid of the Acne Scars?

This will also be influenced by the acne scar type and the treatment option your doctor will recommend. For instance, if the dermatologist recommends using chemical peels, you may need to try another powerful one if the first option didn’t bring the expected results. If you choose laser treatment for acne scars, you may also need more than one treatment session to clear the skin tissues responsible for the scarring completely.

  • Is there any Downtime Involved with the Procedure? How long is it?

Most invasive procedures involve some downtime. Usually, the amount of time your downtime may last will be influenced by how invasive the procedure was and your skin type. A good dermatologist should also let you be aware of this beforehand so you can make necessary adjustments to your daily schedules that may be affected by the downtime.

  • Are there any Possible Risks Involved and What Can I Do to avoid them?

Medical acne removal procedures such as ablative laser resurfacing may come with a myriad of side effects. Some of these may include; skin infections, scarring, and pain, among others. For the pain, your doctor may use an anesthetic to numb the regions. They will also give you a few guidelines you may need to follow to avoid scarring and infections.

Tips for Preventing Acne Scarring

When you complete your acne scar treatment, it would be better to stop more acne scarring or the scars from reappearing. Here are a few helpful tips to note.

  • Do not Squeeze Pimples

Note that most acne cases are temporary, but the scarring that you will get may be permanent. A good number of superficial wounds will heal without leaving a scar, and a scar is most likely to appear when your dermis gets damaged.

If you squeeze a pimple due to acne, causing rapture on your skin’s surface, and deep into the follicle walls, the infected material will spill into your dermis and damage even the healthy skin tissues in the process. Therefore, your skin will respond by repairing the damage, and the result would be scarring on the skin.

  • If you get Acne, Treat it as Soon as Possible

Your best bet in avoiding an acne scar is treating it almost immediately as it appears. Therefore, if you have acne that doesn’t seem to resolve quickly even after using OTC acne products, be sure to see a doctor to keep it at a minimum and stop it from becoming more severe.

  • Avoid Picking at Scabs

Your skin naturally develops scabs as it heals to protect healing wounds. If you pick at them, you will extend the wound’s healing process, which puts your skin at higher scarring risks.

Take Away

Treating acne scars can be an arduous task, but knowing what to do if you have the scars will give you an edge when removing them. If you’ve tried several OTC products, but your acne scar just doesn’t seem to go away, you could be dealing with a more severe complication. Reach out to us for a more straightforward plan to get rid of the scars completely.

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