Scars left behind by acne are very difficult to treat, however there are many methods one can use to lessen their appearance and at times even get rid of them completely. A variety of professional and home treatments work in different ways for every individual so to know which one works best for you, you may be required to try many of them.
There are many solutions that can be done at home to help in reducing or getting rid of acne scars. Fresh lime juice applied straight on the scars has a bleaching effect. Simply take a ball of cotton, soak it in some lemon juice and then rub it onto the scars two times a day. After fifteen minutes use warm water to wash it off.
Strawberries and cucumbers contain a bleaching effect as well so you can mash them and then apply them on the scars. No washing is necessary but be sure to remove the excess.
Damaged tissue can be repaired using vitamin E and this can also help to diminish the appearance of the scars. Capsules of vitamin E oil can be bought at health food stores or pharmacies. Open them and then apply them straight on the scars and do not rinse afterwards.
Aloe vera is famous for its use as a treatment for scars and can also be used on old scars of acne to help make the tissue soft as well as make the appearance lighter.
It is important to remember that home remedies usually take some time, in some cases even taking many months before any effect is seen. Don’t give up even if no apparent changes are observed in the 1st few weeks.
To remove acne scars dermatologists give several treatments and some can even be administered in only one visit.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels aid in removing the skin’s upper layer and motivating the growth of new and healthy skin. These modes of treatment are to some extent painful and only work for superficial scars.
Laser treatments such as the new less-penetrating fractional treatment are best for scars that are deeper because they go deeper into the skin as well as breaking down the underlying scarred tissue permitting it to flatten and heal.
Other doctors offer creams and injections (with fillers for scars) containing alpha hydroxyl and retinol to improve the way the skin looks.