Do acne scars go away?

Acne is an unpleasant skin condition that effects the skin of many people. Many people effected by acne are left by acne scars after they have treated the acne problem.  A question many of these people who have treated acne and are left with acne scars is that will acne scars go away?

When it comes to acne scars and if they will go away the question really depends on the type of acne scars you have. Some acne scars which are classified as atrophic acne scars which are associated with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation might gradually faint and disappear after a time. The time it may take for them to disappear might take from several weeks to months for the skin to heal. But even these atrophic acne scars may stay and remain for years. How long these atrophic acne scars remain really depends on the skin type you have as do many other skin conditions.

Some people try to remove acne scars by using exfoliants that use lactic or glycolic acid this is helpful. In order to effectively remove acne scars you need to obtain a skin with a surface and appearance that is even and smooth.

What are the best treatments for acne scars removal?

Those who are suffering from acne scars have several treatment options at their disposal. The type of treatment that you decide to use depends on several factors. Factors such as the type of acne scars, the gravity of scars and your skin type are some of the factors that impact the type of treatment you decide to choose for acne scars removal.

Treating acne scars by prescription professional creams

One of the most practical ways to treat acne scars is by using prescription creams. These creams can be applied at home, and they focus on correcting the pigmentation scars that are most associated with cystic acne. When it comes to atrophic acne post-inflammatory pigmentation is most common.

This will cause the appearance of darker skin in places where the acne inflammation had appeared initially. Creams prescribed by medical professionals try to treat the acne scars by trying the lighten the pigments of the skin where acne had appeared such as skin lightening creams for hyperpigmentation .We have a great article about if skin lighting cream works on acne scars that should be interesting for those concreted with acne scars.

Treating acne scars by laser

Another treatment that can be used when it comes to acne scars removal is using laser treatment. Laser treatment is another popular treatment since it is a flexible treatment that can be adapted based on the requirements and specific conditions of the acne scars. Laser treatment have shown to be effective for almost all acnes including those which are very sever and cystic acne. What laser does is that it tries to increase the production of collagen and elastin naturally over time. Laser treatment increase the collagen production by penetrating deep into the skin and has proven to be safe for many skin types.

Treating acne scars by chemical peels

Another treatment of acne scars is using chemical peels to eliminate and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Chemical peels are particularly suitable for atrophic acne scars and those scars that are low in-depth including acne scars that appear on the forehead. Chemical peels are effective since they exfoliate the upper layer of the skin. When this upper layer is removed new skin which is not damaged comes to the surface.

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