In most cases acne is a problem that can be treated with plain and simple natural remedies and over the counter medication, however in some cases all these usual treatments may not provide much help, and you are left with no other option but to get some medical help from a dermatologist.
Proper medical treatment can resolve the problem within a few weeks, but what remains after the acne problem is gone, are the unsightly scars on your skin. These scars are difficult to get rid of and in most cases it’s nearly impossible to get rid of them without going in for some cosmetic treatments.
If you too have been looking for alternatives to get rid of acne scars, then here is a list of cosmetic scar removal options. Each of these procedures can be conducted only by a dermatologist or a certified cosmetologist, so make sure to check their credentials before you go in for the procedure.
â€¢Â Â Â Laser resurfacing is by far the best option, because it removes the scars completely and that too without causing much damage to your skin. The results will depend on how well experienced your dermatologist is. The procedure is quick and doesn’t require more than an hour, and your skin will heal back to normal in less than ten days.
â€¢Â Â Â Derma-abrasion is the next best option, in which the outer layer of skin is peeled to remove the dead and damaged skin cells. New skin layer will come up in about fifteen days, and you may be prescribed some ointments to make the healing go a bit faster.
â€¢Â Â Â Microdermabrasion is a less corrosive option as compared with derma abrasion, as this is carried out using chemicals peels rather than brushes. But, of course it exposes your skin to some real harsh chemicals. And moreover this treatment is effective only if your scars aren’t too deep. The results are almost instantaneous and the skin may heal back to normal in about two to three days.
â€¢Â Â Â Paunch grafting is also a technique of acne scar removal, but is mostly used if the scars are pitted. In this a small portion of skin may be taken from some other body part and grafted onto the damaged area to fill up the holes left by the scar.