How Acne Scars Are Eliminated with a Gentle and Natural Skin Care Cream!

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Acne is a skin ailment that is difficult to endure. In addition to the cosmetic disconfiguration, there is the worry a lasting scar could follow after it heals. The conditions that lead to acne consist of too much sebum from the sebaceous gland filling a skin pore. This sebum will create pressure on the skin cells that surround the pore. If the pressure is too great, the pore will rupture and the sebum is leaked to the surrounding skin. A skin infection is the result, and this infection will take on the appearance of a small red bump, known by all as a pimple.

What one hopes is that the acne will heal successfully with no lasting reminders of the ordeal. However there are cases where skin cells try to heal the acne in such as way that a scar is formed. For instance, if the basal layer of the epidermis is completely destroyed, the skin cannot regenerate the acne site back to a normal and healthy skin texture. It will form a layer of collagen fibers over the damaged skin for protection, and this layer is the scar tissue.

There are two main types of scars. When the skin cells secrete too much collagen, and the formed scar raises above and beyond the original acne site, a hypertrophic or keloid scar is formed. These are particularly burdensome as when they are removed through treatment, they have a high recurrence rate of growing right back. Going the other way, when there is a loss of tissue within the skin that is not regenerated, indented scars will appear. Examples of this are ice pick, boxcar, and rolling scars.

Treatments for acne scar removal vary from skin care creams to topical surgery. Surgery entails replacing a large, deep scar with a smaller, flatter scar. The goal is it will be less noticeable, and with time, fade away. Patients receive local anesthesia to numb the area to be treated, and then undergo one of the acne scar surgery options.

For raised scars such as keloids, there is the punch excision technique that uses a surgical instrument that resembles a cookie cutter. Contouring to the shape of the keloid, it will remove the entire scar. After this technique, dermatologists recommend either pressure garments over the wound site or radiation treatments. These post operation techniques are to decrease the chance the keloid scar will grow back.

For the indented scars, chemical peels are effective for shallow, rolling scars. A dermatologist applied an acidic solution (phenol or TCA) to the skin to remove its superficial level. This will allow the skin to grow anew. Redness, irritation, and flaking are to be expected for about two weeks after the treatment.

Dermabrasion is employed for the more indented such as ice pick and boxcar acne scars. This is an ablative surgery procedure that physically removes the epidermis and the dermis layers of the skin in a controlled fashion. A fine wire brush or a diamond fraise is used as the surgical instrument. Here again the idea is to remove the superficial skin to allow for the natural reproduction of healthier, and newer skin. This will make the indented scar the same level as the surrounding skin, and therefore less noticeable. Dermabrasion requires several follow up treatments, and post operative care is required.

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