The Secret Ingredients for Acne Scar Removal
There is a good amount of clinical evidence that acne scars are actually made worse by many of the suggested at-home remedies in the U.S. The scary stat: Some dermatologists report as high as 50 percent of those with acne scars try “at-home” remedies like at-home microdermabrasion kits, chemical peels, or even concentrated acids. A huge problem for the skin, considering not all acne scars are created equal —and some get worse with at-home treatments.
Jagged ice-pick type scars and raised keloid scars, for instance, should never be treated with at-home microdermabrasion kits, chemical peels, or even concentrated acids. These types of acne scars do not respond to sloughing away the skin, and in fact are often aggravated by exfoliative methods. Laser skin resurfacing and other laser skin treatment is a much more safe and effective and option for acne scar removal.
The good news: According to Renee DiMatteo, Director of Marketing at AcquaBlu Medical Spa, there is a good amount of clinical evidence that shows one type of scar can be treated with professional skin exfoliation methods: Flat, saucerlike acne scars respond quite well to simple exfoliation. “Though I don’t find the results for acne scar removal to be significant with at-home microdermabrasion kits, chemical peels, or even concentrated acids, there are amazing results that one of our dermatologists in Pittsburgh can achieve in some cases with professional-grade exfoliative skin care treatments alone, like our Mesoestetic Chemical Peels and Diamond Tone and PowerPeel Microdermabrasion. In many cases, acne scar removal is possible with these treatments plus a steady regimen of laser skin treatments.”
The solution: The best way to ensure you are getting the best in acne scar removal is to book an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist. Whether your scar is flat and responds to professional-grade exfoliation, or raised and requires laser skin treatment, many people will notice an improvement in topical signs of aging, from fine lines and wrinkles to skin sagging, once they start a regimen of exfoliation or laser skin treatments. In fact, treating acne scars professionally is often the best way to take off 20 years!
How it works: Exfoliation and laser skin treatments are variations on treatments cultures have practiced all over the world for thousands of years. At a practice like AcquaBlu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, we use the best-quality exfoliative skin care products and only top-of-the-line Sciton laser skin treatments. Acne scar treatments work primarily by sweeping away dead, tired skin cells with scar tissue, and stimulating skin cells underneath to regrow faster. It is well-documented that some of the resurfacing benefits translate into fantastic anti-aging results; in fact, the best way to look 20 years younger may be simply to undergo acne scar removal!