In the case of severe acne scars, it is best to consult a dermatologist who can recommend to you the type of treatment your skin needs. These treatments help you regain your glow in an efficient way and prove to be extremely beneficial.
They are different from the peeling masks you use on weekends. A chemical peel consists of a strong acid that helps remove the top layer of the skin in order to reduce the scars deep below. The acid of choice depends on the severity of the scars and individual skin type. Mild versions are also available but it would be better to consult a dermatologist for higher efficacy. Commonly used acids in peels are glycolic acid, salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid.
This is frequently used to treat scars, and is an effective treatment for scars close to the skin and deep below. It works using the same mechanism as microdermabrasion kits, where a wire blush or wheel is used to provide deep exfoliation to the skin’s outermost layer. It can be used to treat dark spots, wrinkles and patchiness on the skin too. After this, new skin grows which is by far healthier and better skin than the previous one.
It is one of the new treatment techniques; and uses a roller/ pen on the surface of the scars that is studded with small needles. These needles help to puncture the skin, infuse some enriched serums and reduce the depth of the scars, especially deep scars. It also stimulates collagen production which diminishes the scars by making the skin smooth. But always make sure that it must be done in a mild manner.
Laser treatments aid in the removal of the top most layer of the skin to reveal newer and younger cells underneath without the usage of strong scrubs or chemicals. Upon undergoing laser resurfacing, you are likely to heal sooner in comparison to other treatments. This method helps in reducing scarring, but may not work for everyone, especially those having sensitive skin, dark skin tones or those prone to acne.
Led or red light therapy:
Red Light therapy uses an LED, a newly most favorite in the skincare world as it is a non-invasive and healing treatment. It works as the skin cells convert light energy into fuel to function effectively. It induces mitochondria of skin to work in a much better way and boosts skin cells energy. Moreover, red wavelengths can penetrate deep into the skin, hit the bloodstream and increase the elasticity of collagen fibers thus increasing collagen production in skin rendering it much more youthful than ever.
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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialized training, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.