Kamis, 08 April 2010

Acne treatment: what is the best acne scar treatment?

Looking for best acne scar treatment and finding the one that really works is a challenge. Trying different treatment without any result is very frustrating. What it the best acne scar treatment then? Before going ahead let us have a look at different types of scars and their severity.

Macules: When acne is treated it leaves behind a reddish spot that seems to be a permanent mark initially but disappears within 6 months or so. These are usually flat with and do not require any treatment.

Hypertrophic scars: these scars are caused by increased tissue formation. Excess collagen is produces as a result of injury to skin cells. These scars are usually filled with different kind of masses giving it a very ugly and irregular shape.

Ice pick scars: These are relatively soft scars which can easily be cured by stretching the surrounding skin. If these scars become hard, it cannot and should not be treated by stretching the skin. These scars usually appear on cheeks.

Usually if the scars do not disappear on their own within 6 months to a year, some treatment should be started so that scars do not become permanent. Following are a few well known treatments. You just need to check which one is the best acne scar treatment suitable for you.

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o For depressed scars an autologous fat transfer technique is used in which fat is taken from some other part of the body and injected into the skin at the scar spot. This is an effective procedure but needs to be repeated every year.
o Dermabrasion is a technique that uses a very high speed brush to remove the upper surface of skin from the scar area. This is by far the most effective technique to get rid of acne scars. Only certain types of scars can be treated with this technique. Though a bit costly it is good for everlasting effect.

Finally, there are no two ways about the fact the laser therapy remains the best acne scar treatment despite being a very expensive affair. If you are the one who does not want to spend time and energy trying different methods to treat scar, this treatment is the one you should go for.

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