People could think that acne scars could be manifestations of bad skin or even bad hygiene. Most often acne breakouts leave scars after the acne has drained and dried out. And they become more evident when the acne has grown into large nodules, became too inflamed like nodulocyctic acne.
You will have to consult with a doctor to assess your condition so he could properly recommend the best treatment for your acne scars. There are many different types of treatments and every treatment could last for 15 minutes up to an hour. Healing could be as fast as the end of the scar treatment up to several months after the treatment was done. Side effects after the treatment could include skin flaking, drying of skin, bruising, scabbing, redness, swelling and skin discoloration.
While this could be effective, this method is only limited to treatment of acne scars that are not too deep and is very close to the skin surface. In this process, the dermatologist makes use of a specific tool which has diamond edge wheels that spin to wipe away the damaged skin. However, with the newer technology, laser resurfacing, it is now possible to control how deep the penetration should be. And so, the scars that are found under the skin surface are also treated.
Mild acne scarring treatment
For milder scars, you can make use of the chemical peels which are typically made of several kinds of acids. The acids in these chemical peels remove the outermost skin layer to expose a smoother inner skin layer.
For more severe scars, there is a punch type technique; a minor surgery that could be used. This procedure will require grafting and suturing of the skin.
This method involves surgery to break up the tissues so the scars that are located deeper down the skin surface can be removed. After breaking the tissues under your skin, blood pool occurs under the scars which will in turn help to stimulate formation of connective tissue below the scar. These connective tissues will even out the levels with the skin surface.
This treatment uses collagen fillers to fill up the holes and the gaps in the skin. This helps minimize the appearance of the scars, but this method is limited to milder scars only.
Acne scar removal cream
There is a surplus of products for scar removal which you can buy from your local drug stores or on the internet. Whether the product is chemical or natural ingredients based, they could also be effective for removing scars provided you are not allergic to any particular ingredients. However, products that are natural ingredients based are a better option as they are a lot safer and with less risk of harmful side effects.