Acne Scarring Does Not Have to be Permanent

by : plcoll

You look into the mirror and wish for clear beautiful skin but you do not believe this is possible because of the scarring that your acne has left behind. Well suffering from acne scarring is not a life sentences there are many treatments available. The most important factor is that you need to know which type of scarring you have to be able to rid yourself of these devastating scars.

Most common Acne Scarring

Most acne scarring can be grouped into three groups
1.The first one has a deep pit appearance and is referred to as ice pick scarring
2.Another types is a more angular scar known as a box car scars or a rolling scar, which gives a raised appearance.
3. The last one is hypertrophic scars that give the skin a thickened and textured appearance.
Other than these three formal scars some have a scarring in the sense of skin discoloration.

What type of treatment for Acne Scarring

When you go to the Dermatologist he will determine which type of acne scarring you have and how to treat it. The most effective treatment will be determined so a plan can be worked out. Microdermabrasion is least severe type of treatment and can be used on Acne Scarring that is not real bad. Microdermabrasion is a form of chemical peeling of the skin and usually more than one treatment is required. Another treatment that is easy on you in laser treatment it requires the use of a laser to remove layers of skin and just like microdermabrasion it requires several treatments.

If you and your dermatologist determine that you have severe acne scarring it will probably require surgery but surgery for acne scarring is usually done on the underlying skin so you will not have any stitches or visible marks.

Acne scarring that has left you with discoloration of the skin is the easiest to treat and can be treated with over the counter lotion or gels. When you and your dermatologist determine that you have discoloration you will then be able to discuss the kind of lotion or gels that are available and the one that are the safest because you already have a problem that is understandably very hard on a person self esteem and you do not want to use a product that may cause you to have some other kind of problem.

Acne scarring may look like it has left you with unsightly scarring that you will have to deal with for a lifetime. But you should not be disheartened because there are plenty of treatments from surgery to lotions so that you can have beautiful, clear skin that you will love and can be proud of.