Best acne scar treatment

Acne Vulgaris on an arm.
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What is the best acne scar treatment available, or is there a choice? Actually the choices available are worth looking into, but you should get advice from a doctor before proceeding. Be aware that each type of treatment can come with some wonderful benefits, but as with any procedure, the risks also do exist. Generally, the whole purpose is to make your skin look its best again, smoother and less damaged by your acne. However, nothing is guaranteed 100%.

  • It is therefore up to you decide which is the best acne scar treatment for you and even if you get recommendations, the final decision is yours. This is what you can try:

  • Dermal fillers are injections which are put into your scars to cause the surface to raise and thus seem to be smoother and more level than before. However, it is not a permanent solution.

  • Punch excision surgically fixes acne type scarring, rectifying scars that look like deep boxcars and ice picks. Uses a biopsy tool to resurface the skin and make it more even. Scarring still can occur from this, too.

  • Punch incisions using replacement skin grafting uses the similar resurfacing as with the basic version, but pulls the skin edges towards each other so they can be stitched together. The defective area is filled up with a skin graft, usually taken from behind your ear. However, the variation in texture and color may be more noticeable than you realize, so you may need to have the resurfacing done about four to six weeks after having this done.

  • Punch elevation uses surgery to fix scars, especially those that have abnormal bottoms and ragged edges, usually the boxcar types. The bottom is removed and then the sides of the scar are left alone, helping the base to be elevated through the use of glue. Eventually the sides will die and fall off, leaving an even surface.

  • Subcutaneous incisions or subcisions are needed for breaking up any fibrous stuff that causes scars to roll. Using bevelled needles, the skin of the scar is brought to a parallel level with the undamaged skin. Any tethering that is holding the scar at the subcutaneous level is broken and a grafting is used to finish the final touches.

  • Laser resurfacing is the most popular form of treatment to alter skin damage or acne type scars, using carbon dioxide type lasers. Ultimately, the scarring can be reduced using the lasers as they are fast and quick, leaving little time for major damage to be done.

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