Tips on Treating Acne and Acne Scars

Acne facial care teenager woman squeezing pimple

Get the clear skin you’ve always wanted. Acne affects many young people during and after puberty. Other factors such as skin type determine its occurrence in adulthood. While doctors state that no cure for the conditions exists, at least there some good news: that there are ways of treating acne scars!

Avoiding Squeezing or Picking

Acne facial care teenager woman squeezing pimple
Acne  care  squeezing

Picking or squeezing leads to more injury of the skin around the acne spot. More injury means less success in treating acne scars.

Cortisone Cream

Cortisone cream is best when the scars cause swelling and/ or reddening. Also, it calms any inflammation. Skin cells absorb the cream to bring relief.

Fade Creams

Fade creams lighten the dark spots or areas that acne leaves behind to create even skin tone (color). Hydroquinone is a famous fade cream although it is said to have carcinogenic effects and irritation. The best lightening creams contain Arbutin, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or Kojic acid.

Avoiding UV light

Blue-light-acneAvoiding sources of ultraviolet light such as the sun when acne is healing will speed up the process. Exposure to UV will encourage the secretion of melanocytes pigments and resulting in darkening.

Filler and Laser Treatments

dermal filler acne scars
These should be the last resorts after all methods of treating acne scars fail. Injections (fillers) fill in the openings that acne creates. They are redone every 6 months. Ablative lasers vaporize the scars and allow new skin to grow. Resurfacing lasers even the skin surface and encourage the growth of new skin.

Feel free to add any effective remedies that hasten the healing process of scars left by acne.

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