Acne Scar Treatments
There are several modern treatments to clear acne scars such as laser resurfacing and dermabrasion which involve burning away and grinding away the scar tissue so that healthy skin tissue can grow in its place. Don’t get me wrong I am not advising against these treatments and if you click the link to my blog I discuss them at length there. I think is better to try out the natural and inexpensive treatments first as these may well be effective for getting rid of the acne scars.
Laser Peel or Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a technique where laser beams are directed at the affected skin area to get rid of the scarred areas. This is not a difficult procedure and can take between half an hour and two hours. This is a cosmetic procedure and patients can expect full recovery after using it for three weeks.
This is a procedure which uses chemicals to get rid of the top layers of the skin that is damaged by acne. This helps in ensuring that a new skin layer grows back to replace the old one which has been removed from the area. You could choose to do a superficial peel, deep peel or a medium peel depending on the area of the body affected and also depending on how much you have been affected by the acne scars.
Acne Scars Treatment Creams
There are many creams on the market, some good while others are not worth their salt. If you manage to locate good creams, you will absolutely be able to reduce the appearance of your scars. Some creams are merely moisturizers as noted in paragraph two, while others do pretty well in eliminating acne. It is thus important that you choose the best creams for treating your acne.
Natural Scar Treatment Options
- Aloe Vera - As you may well be aware aloe Vera has numerous health benefits including the treatment of acne scars. You need to apply the gel from inside the aloe vera leaf onto the affected area and this will sooth the skin and help to clear up acne scars and aid in the regeneration of healthy skin tissue. The gel should be applied for about an hour before being washed off.
- Oatmeal Cleanser - This is simply a mixture of oatmeal powder and rose water to form a paste that can then be applied to the skin. This will have the effect of removing the existing pimples and reduce any scaring. The paste should be applied on a daily basis for about fifteen minutes and then rinsed off with cold water.
- Lemon Juice - The lemon juice should be applied with a pad or cotton swab and rinsed of after several minutes. This has a dual effect as the acid in the lemon juice will help to break down the upper layers of the scar tissue and the natural bleaching agents will help to remove the appearance of redness.
- Honey - In the same way as the Oatmeal Cleanse the honey is applied to the affected area and left for about 15 minutes before being washed off with cold water. Honey has natural enzymes that neutralise the acne bacteria and at the same time helps to clear acne scars as well.
Can Drinking Water Help Acne Scars?
Isn’t that a tempting thing? Just drinking water to remove your scarring! Well, as it turns out, drinking more water is a fantastic way to add more life to your skin, and generally improve your health. Isn’t that weird?! Most people would tell you that no, drinking water will not reduce the appearance of your acne scarring, and the chances of it really working for you are very slim. However we all know that water is a foundation of life, and without it we’d literally die! So if you’re not drinking enough water, drinking more will not only make an improvement to your health, it could just make an improvement to your scarring as well.
Drink as much as your body wants. Stop listening to what other people say (you can stop listening to me just down there are the bottom of this article) and start listening to what YOU want. What your body wants. It knows better than any doctor or health person that I know. It knows exactly how much water it wants to consume, so why not let it do that? I usually consume between 1.5 liters and 2.5 liters of water a day. My body simply loves the stuff. I keep a bottle on my desk so it’s available when it wants it. I suggest you do the same.