When you have suffered from Acne at any stage of life, scaring can often remain.
Acne sufferers are often told that there is little hope to get rid of acne scars, which is not without reason. Some acne scars (dependant on impact and tissue trauma i.e. squeezing), are truly unable to be resolved easily or quickly on the surface.
Many acne scars leave deep, noticeable pores at minimum and visible scaring at worst. It is possible to reduce and even (in some cases), entirely get rid of acne scars with various methods and treatments including glycolic acid and exfoliators. As we age, acne scars become more noticeable, making our skin appear older, duller, and less radiant.
Science lends an incredibly helpful hand in 2017 and beyond with cutting edge laser technologies and smart formulations with proven ingredients that yield visible results. It is however, important to keep realistic results as a goal, and aim for gradual reduction of scaring over time.
Dermatologists recommend time as the ultimate healer in addition to keeping active acne at bay.
3 Ways to get rid of acne scars:
- Glycolic Acid Scar Peels and Daily Skin-Care
Glycolic Acid is one of the best ingredients to help rid of acne scaring. Glycolic Acid treatments are not new to dermatology.
This method has been approved by dermatologists for years and a go-to ingredient for many.For acne scar treatment, a Glycolic Acid Peel can provide visible results even with the first treatment. Depending on skin sensitivity, a peel application can be used daily. For even better results, a daily face wash with glycolic acid can be added to the regimen.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
While being a more high-end and expensive treatment, laser skin resurfacing is also a great option for those who do have deep scaring. It can have very effective results, near immediately! It is also one of the most advanced and current skincare rejuvenation treatments on the market, so it is best to see a qualified laser technician with dermatology experience too.
Laser Skin Resurfacing works with thermal light that targets the deep layers of skin beyond the surface. Precise heat intentionally damages skin to promote a renewal of skin via essentially causing injury. It is minimally invasive.Note: a skin-patch is mandatory before undertaking this treatment.
This treatment involves the use of a studded (needle) derma tool which effectively pricks and stimulates collagen and elastin production. It is an incredibly safe, and is a treatment offered at the Cane + Austin Medi-Spa in NYC.
Results are not immediate and do take longer than alternative options, yet with minimal side-effects and no ‘down-time’ for recovery.
As you can see, there is a way to get rid of acne scars, it’s just a matter of time, treatment and consistency!