Scarring caused by acne can be a very stressful thing to experience. Many people have scars as a result of their acne, and these scars can cause a lot of emotional distress. Luckily, there are many treatments to help remove or reduce the presence of acne scarring. Scarring actually comes in many forms, from flat and red scars to pitted and colorless scars. Because there are so many different kinds of scars, there are many different kinds of treatments that are designed to help reduce this scarring. Let’s take a look at some effective ways to remove acne scars, from innovative new cosmetic treatments to time-tested natural remedies.
Medical Spa Treatments
Chemical peels are a classic cosmetic treatment for acne scarring. The application of a chemical peel can help purify acne skin conditions, exfoliate your skin, and reduce acne scars. Two chemical peels we especially love are the VI Peel, which has no discomfort or downtime, and the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel, which is great for those with sensitive skin. Chemical peel treatments can be used multiple times to help you reduce your scarring more with each application.
An acne facial is a cosmetic treatment that is specifically designed to treat acne-prone skin. This facial combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, and a blemish control mask. Acne facials are a great way to both treat acne scarring and reduce the risk of further scarring. This facial also works extremely well for scarring when combined with a chemical peel like the VI Peel.
Nano-Ray Laser Treatments
Nano-Ray Laser treatment is an excellent all-over treatment that helps remove damaged skin so healthy skin can regrow in its place. This is a great treatment for those with severe, deep acne scarring— the Nano-Ray Laser vaporizes these deep scars. For those with particularly deep scarring, multiple treatments may be needed for best results.
Microneedling is a revolutionary new way to treat the deep tissue of your skin. At Z Cosmetic, Dr. Zadeh uses a new, specialized microneedle device that contains micro-fine 24k gold needles to gently deliver products into the deep layer of your skin. This incredible new tool is the only one of its kind that can do this with no pain, bleeding, bruising, or downtime. The application of a specialized blend of products under your skin, along with the healthy collagen induction caused by the application, is an amazing new way to treat acne scarring.
Expertly applied dermal fillers can help to fill the deep impressions caused by some kinds of acne scars. Dermal fillers volumize the skin and reduce the appearance of many kinds of scarring, including tricky atrophic acne scarring.
Can you believe that toothpaste is actually an excellent natural way to treat acne? It’s true— applying toothpaste to acne relieves swelling and pain. For best results, apply toothpaste to your acne for at least a week.
An old, time-tested natural remedy for acne scars is to apply tomato slices to the affected area. Tomatoes contain vitamin A and carotene, which are antioxidant compounds that help to heal damaged cells and promote new healthy cell growth.
Taking a trip to your own freezer can help you get relief from acne scarring. Applying ice to acne scars helps your skin tighten, reducing secretion of sebum, one of the causes of acne. The application of ice will also tighten your pores, making your acne scars less noticeable.
Using oil on the skin, especially certain essential oils, is a great way to purify the skin. Rosehip seed oil is great for both reducing acne scarring and softening discoloration of the skin. Lavender oil is also a great oil to apply topically, as it can help the skin regenerate. For best results when using oils on the skin, gently massage the oil into the skin’s surface.
Changing Your Diet
Great skin starts from within. Giving your body healthy food, along with plenty of water, helps your body naturally clear imperfections in your skin. Your body can begin to naturally repair the effects of acne scarring more easily when you change your diet for the better.
Want Relief from Acne Scarring?
Do you want to reduce your acne scarring? Make a treatment appointment today or schedule a consultation with Dr. Zadeh. Dr. Zadeh can create a personalized treatment plan for your skin’s needs and help you get the best possible treatments to reduce your acne scarring.
Dr. Michael Zadeh is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Zadeh’s accomplishments in the field of Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics along with his commitment to superior patient care have made him a winner of multiple awards and honors.