Acne is one of the most common skin problems around the globe. It affects most people in their teens. While it tends to go away after adolescence, in some cases, it can affect a person well beyond the teens. If left unchecked, it is quite possible that acne can leave scarring.
They not only affect the skin but can also dent the confidence of a person. These scars are quite obvious and unsightly. To correct these scars, there are a number of treatment options that can be brought to use.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
It is one of the most effective methods of getting rid of acne scarring. Fractionated carbon dioxide laser is used in order to resurface the skin damaged by acne. The laser bores microscopic holes in the top layer of the skin. As the skin crusts away over the next few days, healthier skin replaces the removed top layer. At the same time, the levels of production of collagen and elastin are improved in the skin.
A few treatment sessions are enough to get rid of the problem altogether. The treatment has only mild side effects and mostly there is no downtime associated with it. To numb down any sensation of pain during the treatment, topical anesthetics are applied.
It is a treatment option that uses a specialized wire brush for the purpose of exfoliating the damaged top layer of the skin. As the skin is exfoliated, the healing process starts and the skin that come up on top as a result is healthier and has lesser appearance of the scars. At the same time, the level of collagen in the skin is boosted which helps it to be supple and firm.
The treatment is highly invasive and there is a fair bit of downtime associated with it. To manage pain, topical or local anesthesia is administered prior to the treatment. The results are quite good and an Acne scar free skin can be had with the treatment.
It is a more advanced version of dermabrasion which is minimally invasive. The treatment uses a handheld device for the purpose of spraying tiny crystals on to the skin in the damaged area to exfoliate it. Later on, the exfoliated skin and the used crystals are collected into a chamber with the help of a suction pump.
The exfoliated skin is replaced by healthier skin over the next few days and the appearance of the scars lessen. At the same time, the level of collagen production in the skin also improves, allowing a suppler appearance to the skin.
The treatment has minimal side effects and no downtime whatsoever. Topical anesthetics are applied to numb down any sensation of pain and the procedure is by and large pain free.
Radio Frequency Treatment (RFT)
RFT offers great results in correcting the Acne scars. It uses radio waves in order to achieve this task. The waves bypass the top layers of the skin and work at deeper level. The sound energy is converted into heat energy in the deeper layers of the skin. It helps in reducing the excessive fat pockets and also helps in tightening of the skin. The level of production of collagen is increased which makes the skin supple and firm. No other serums are used in the treatment.
The treatment is noninvasive and has no serious side effects or downtime. In order to ensure that there is no pain in the procedure, a cooling gel is applied prior to the treatment. Cool air may also be blown during the treatment to make it even more comfortable.
Unlike other treatments, dermal fillers are a temporary fix. These are mostly composed of fat and collagen. To correct acne scars, dermal fillers are injected into the site of the scar. This allows a fuller feel to the area as it is raised and the scar diminishes. The treatment can take a few days to take full effect and can last for several months at a time. The exact time the filler will be good for varies with different fillers. The treatment is noninvasive and does not have any real side effects or downtime. Once the effects of the fillers wear off, they can be injected again. Unless a health condition forces them not to be used, the dermal fillers can be used for an indefinite number of times.
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