There are a number of ways to remove scars caused by acne. Acne usually starts at puberty when your body is most actively producing hormones that creates excess seburn in your skin. This stage can pass, but it is not uncommon for marks to cosmetically affect your appearance.
There are multiple ways to treat scars, including natural remedies, over the counter products, products you can obtain through your doctor as well as dermabrasion, chemical peels or laser techniques. Cost is obviously a consideration as well as how deep the scars are.
Some of the things you can do that will help naturally repair scars are to drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet, apply vitamin E oil or take a vitamin E supplement orally. Rosehip seed oil can be an effective remedy, not only for scars, but for removing wrinkes. It can be applied twice a day. Rose water mixed with sandal wood can also be applied overnight.
If you don’t want an acne scar home remedy or over the counter acne product, there are also medical procedures that usually offer faster results.
Dermabrasion can be done by your dermatologist and is also offered in many beauty salons today. This may offer faster results than the natural remedies, but it can leave your skin very irritated, may take multiple applications and may not work if your scars are very deep.
Chemical peels are another alternative that can be offered by either a dermatologist or a salon. Peels use chemicals to peel layers off of the skin. Keep in mind that some people experience allergic reactions to chemical facial peels.
For deep acne scarring, many people are looking to laser treatments to resurface the skin. This treatment uses a beam of light to destroy unwanted scar tissue and is performed by a doctor. The cost of this treatment depends on whether you are treating a few scars or your whole face. A whole face treatment can cost a few thousand dollars.
One thing to remember with dermabrasion, facial peels using chemicals and laser acne treatments, is that these techniques are much more invasive and can cause pain and irritation. Some laser treatments may require anesthesia, if the scarring is very deep. You can also expect to take a week to ten days off of work for this procedure.
There are many ways to remove pimple marks caused by acne scarring, but the method you choose will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your pimple mark and how much you are willing to pay.