Whether acne scarring is deep or superficial, extensive or scattered, the result can be less than desirable and even disturbing. Acne scars give the skin an old appearance which is also susceptible to premature aging due to the reduced elasticity. This often leads to a lowered self-confidence and an increased self-consciousness which can have an emotional impact on daily life.
However, the good news is that remarkable effective treatments for reducing and removing scars in the comfort of your own home are now available. These treatments also come at only a fraction of the cost of the salon treatments, such as Laser and Dermabrasion.
Acne affects 80 percent of the people between the ages of 11-30 years-old. In most cases, acne responds to treatment and clears up without leaving any scars. However, sometimes scars are left behind, and it is not easy to determine if the healing process will leave these or not. To limit the possibility of any scarring, it is vitally important to use a quality acne treatment that does not just kill the acne bacteria. But also nourishes and strengthens the collagen within the skin at the same time.
Acne Scar Facts And Types
Cystic Acne Scars are caused by severely inflamed cysts that often leaves scars after healing. This is due to the size and depths of this type of acne infection.
Hypertrophic and Keloid scars – these result from increased tissue formation caused by the build up of collagen in the skin, in response to the inflammation of acne and loss of tissue.
Keloids usually are found among several family members. There is a genetic predisposition to form keloids after tissue injury. For example, African-Americans often are prone to keloid formation. Some families also tend to form hypertrophic or thickened scars.
Soft scars are usually more superficial and the hard scars are usually deeper. The bottom of the hard scar under the skin may be wider than the scar at the surface of the skin.
Ice-pick scars get their name from the way they look. They may be superficial or deep, and are usually small with steep sides like an ice-pick wound. They may be hard or soft scars
Depressed fibrotic scars are usually large scars that have sharp edges and steep sides. They look very much like deep chicken pox scars.
Atrophic macules are soft, flat scars that often have a bluish or a violet colour on white skin due to the underlying blood vessels. These macules tend to fade away over time and become less obvious.
The Two Best Home Scar Removal Treatments
Home Chemical Skin Peels – Salon strength formulas our now available to use from home, which are based upon the main ingredient called Glycolic Acid. These are very effective and visible results are often seen within the first few treatments. But, it is very important to use a chemical skin peel brand that has been medically endorsed and made to approved standards. This will guarantee best results. These approved brands often contain soothing ingredients that promote healing and limit the side effects of redness on sensitive skin.
The Derma Roller works by stimulating the dermis to produce collagen or increasing absorption of active ingredients with the use of hundreds of very thin needles. The Derma Roller – This is ideal for those who have skin that is far too sensitive to use chemical skin peels. The derma roller is specifically designed to create small openings in the top layer of the skin which creates pathways for the product applied to the skin to absorb into the deeper layers of the skin. The pores then close up again after about an hour. This method works by accelerating skin renewal where the top scarred layer is shed very quickly. Once again it is highly recommended to use a FDA or MHRA approved Derma Roller to ensure the best results are achieved.