Different Acne Scar Removal Treatments

There are several different types of acne scar removal treatments that you can use.

There are two causes of skin scarring, the loss of tissue and lack of collagen. Acne and other scars are developed when the skin is replaced by fibrous tissue after damage.

Similar to acne, scars can seriously affect your self-esteem especially when they are obvious. Scars vary in types, colors and sizes. Frequently, when we get rid of acne, it leaves a spot like scar.

The most familiar among all types of scarring is Atrophic scarring. It is a scar that formed a hole in the skin. Everyone can find acne scar removal treatments that are available on the market, but as of the year 2011 there is no absolute scar removal. They only lessen the visibility of the scars.

Laser scar removal is one of the most common methods and considered to be the best acne scar treatment. It fades the appearance of scars, the laser light helps remove skin blemishes when the affected skin is exposed to it. The laser treatments may differ depending on the type of scarring you may have.

Collagen injections is also one method for an acne scar removal treatment. Collagen comes from natural proteins that can only be originated in bones, tendons, cartilage and skin.

It is believed that collagen is a helpful way of treating minor imperfections in the skin. Collagen injections must only be performed by a licensed cosmetic surgeon as it may cause allergic reactions and further complications.

Scar Reduction Cream is one of the safest among acne scar removal treatments. These creams can shrink the thickness and size of the scar. It is as helps in relieving the itchiness and redness down the scar lines and restoring the elasticity of the scarred skin.

Even though scar gels and creams are useful, scar reduction sheets of various types were launched on the market. The hydro gel sheets and silicone sheets are both water based. These scar sheets supply pressure to even out the deep scar and to soften the scarred part.

These sheets are created of highly flexible materials that make this comfortable to use.  They are not only useful for acne scars, however it can also be apply to any kind of scars, such as post-surgery scars and other type of scarring such as from burns.

The best advantage of these scar sheets is it can be use anywhere you go particularly when the scarred skin is hidden and it can simply be removed and used afterward so you can continue to operate its healing process privately.

There are many ways to remove unwanted scars. You only need to choose the method that is suitable for your lifestyle. If you can afford to spend for surgery or an operation then that is an option you can consider so you can get the results in less time.

There are some newer products on the market that help lessen the appearance of scars, such as Bio Oil scar treatment.  Bio Oil has many rave reviews, and it also works well for stretch marks, and as a burn scar treatment too.

On the other hand, if you can’t afford such treatments, there are always alternative options like acne home remedies which you can use to remove scars. They are all natural and safe but note that not everything works for everyone so you may have to spend some time trying different methods to find the one that works best for you.

About Donna M.

Donna May is an at home skin care specialist who researches and writes about skin care products, does product reviews, and likes to discover new techniques for dealing with the many different kinds of skin issues that people develop over the course of their lives.