If you suffered from severe acne during your teens and early twenties, it likely left you with some sort or amount of facial scarring. And although scars are great indicators of things we have been through, they’re not always fun showing off when they’re front and center. If you would like to get rid of your acne scars, try one or all of these three tips in order to get the best results possible.
Depending on the type of acne scarring you have, you may be able to use a topical prescription strength retinol cream in order to properly get rid of the scarring. Simply apply the retinol cream to your acne scars one to two times a day— depending on your doctor’s orders— after you wash your face or use an astringent. A few weeks after you start using retinol, you will notice that your skin is a bit more sensitive and that it will start to peel a bit. Continue using the retinol and try to moisturize your skin in between each use in order to help with the peeling.
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels aren’t just used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and sunspots, but they are also used to treat things like acne scarring as well. Typically equipped with a chemical like alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroaceticacid (TCA), or phenol, chemical peels work to target the top layers of skin and cause the body to rejuvenate itself and produce more collagen— thus eliminating those nasty acne scars you have been suffering from. However, it should be noted that chemical peels will need to be done semi-frequently in order for you to see the best results.
MIcrodermabrasion is the process in which tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin in order to rid the skin of the top few layers and encourage the body’s natural production of collagen. By getting rid of those top layers of skin, microdermabrasion is very effective with helping treat acne scars and getting rid of them as best as possible.
To learn more about the best ways to get rid of acne scars, contact our office today!