9 Ways to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Before after acne scar surgery picture

1. Laser Surgery

In laser surgery the acne scarred layer of your skin is burned off so a new scar free layer of skin can grow back in its place.

2. Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is just like laser surgery except instead of a laser your dermatologist will use a sanding tool that is basically a metal brush or a diamond tipped spinning blade to remove the layer of skin scarred by acne so a new layer of skin can grow back in its place

3. Chemical peels

Chemical peels are just basically SUPER exfoliators but unlike the exfoliators you use at home… The chemicals used in chemical peels are more advanced and harsher.

When you do a chemical peel a lot more of the acne scarred skin is removed making room for new acne free skin to grow. Chemical peels work best only with cases of minor acne scarring.

4. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is almost like dermabrasion except a lot less skin is removed and just like a chemical peel… Microdermabrasion should only be use for cases of minor acne scarring.

5. Steroid Injections

Steroid injections kill off your acne scars and then your body has to heal the affected areas by growing back better skin. Steroids are good for moderate cases of acne scars.

6. Skin Needling

Just like steroid injections… Skin needling also works by damaging the scarred areas of your skin so your body will heal itself by growing back better skin.

7. Fillers or Augmentation Therapy

In Filler or Augmentation therapy "fillers" made of collagen or silicon are used to raise your skin damaged from acne up to the same level as your undamaged or acne free areas of your skin sunken due to acne.

8. Subcision

In subscision your dermatologist will actually cut out your acne scar so that once your acne scar is removed the area cut out will heal back with better looking skin and it will be at the same level as the rest of your skin.

9. Punch Excision

In punch excision your acne scars are basically sewn back together with sutures or stitches to get rid of the appearance of acne scars.

5 Ways to Prevent Acne Scars

1. Prevent Acne!

2. Get rid of acne the right way

3. No Popping

Never pop zits or pimples. You can make acne scarring worse plus it can also cause bacteria to spread causing more acne to form.

4. No Smoking

Stop smoking or try to limit your smoking because you're more likely to get acne scarring by depleting the oxygen from your skin along with putting toxins into your pores.

5. No Abrasives

Don't use very abrasive scrubs on your face. This can damage your healing skin making your skin take longer to heal increasing the chances you'll get acne scars plus… Heavy scrubbing can spread more bacteria to other areas of your face causing more acne.

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