Acne is a skin disease that leaves deep pigmentation or even scars on your face. The nuisance left after acne in the form of scars is not painful but is something that harshly impacts your self-esteem. To treat these stubborn scars or pigmentation of pimples can be treated using numerous types of skin treatment. With every procedure, the appearance of these scars decreases and eventually, they fade away.
The kind of treatment suitable for you can be better recommended to you by your reputable dermatologist. In this article, we have highlighted a few most significant treatments that are usually preferred to decrease the scarring on the face and improve the overall appearance of the face.
- Home Skin Care
It is said that skin needs some time to heal on its own. Once the healing phase which may vary from person to person is complete the texture of the skin gets better. However, this process of natural healing can be further enhanced by the use of a few home skin care methods such as the constant use of sunscreen can help minimize the difference between scared and un-scarred skin. Some topical medicated creams such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, etc can help enhance the brightness of the skin by decreasing pigmentation.
People who have the issue of deep scars can utilize this method of injecting fillers deep into the soft tissues of the skin. These fillers help fill the space between scars by boosting the production of collagen and thus plumping the skin. However, the results are not permanent and need repeated treatments over the period of repeated treatments to get noticeable effects. This method has less or no side effects.
- Skin Needling
This procedure is the most effective and natural way to enhance the appearance of the skin due to no side effects. This method has become quite famous and for a good reason. This procedure starts with numbing the face with numbing cream and then the doctor using a microneedling device performs this procedure. There are two kinds of processes, one which is performed by injecting one’s white blood cells into the skin thus called PRP microneedling, and one without it. Results are subtle and the positive effects are shown after 2-3 treatments.
- Chemical Peel
This is the best treatment to get an instant result. The downtime for this procedure is around one week. The chemical peel is applied on the skin which is then instantly removed after a few seconds. This procedure helps remove the outermost dead layers of the skin and replaces the dead skin with newer and younger fresh-looking skin. This way the scars or pigmentation of the skin decreases with time. The most commonly used chemical peels are salicylic acid or azelaic acid peels.
- Laser Resurfacing
This process is used to treat several skin issues like pigmentation, scars, or even fine lines, wrinkles, etc. The beam of light is thrown onto the face which burns the outermost layer of the skin which is then replaced by new skin. Then the collagen is also produced after some time in the skin which gives a younger appearance and a tight skin.