What and why are the acne scars
Acne is considered as one of the most troublesome condition for almost everyone especially for the adolescence and youth. When someone suffers from acne, it leaves its scar behind. The condition turns bad when these scars stat appearing like spots. There are lot many dermatological and other procedures to minimize the scars. Though, acne is said to be self-limiting problem, if it gets stubborn, leaves the scar for lifelong. An appearance of the scar is somewhat like crater or like ‘ice pick’ pit scars.
Generally, acne scars are judged as per the condition. These conditions are your age, overall health of yours and general medical history. The treatment or removal of the acne scars also based upon the intensity of the scars and based on what type of scar it is. Your skin must be capable to bear different types of the treatment, therapies, procedures or medicines.
Getting rid of acne scars
To get rid of acne scars, you must remove them. There are lots many modern techniques by which, one can get rid of acne scars by removing them. These techniques are considered to be effective up to major extent and hence, becoming popular nowadays.
Dermabrasion is the method to remove the top and superficial layer of the skin. Along with this, acne scars are also taken off. This procedure is performed by an electrical machine, which can abrade the skin. Generally Dermabrasion is used to get rid of the scars which are small in size. This is also used sometimes for minor skin surface irregularities and surgical scars.
Another method to get rid of acne scars is the treatment performed by collagen injections. In this, a type of collagen derived from the purified bovine collagen. This collagen is then injected into the skin with extreme caution. The collagen inserted into the skin will replace the natural collagen of the body that is lost during the acne attack. Injections of collagen are normally used to treat acne scars, wrinkles and facial lines.
The latest technology offers you another treatment for getting rid of acne scars. This is something called Autologous Fat Transfer (AFT). In simple wordings, this is nothing but grafting the skins. The fat is taken from another site of your own body and then it is injected into the skin. The body will welcome it and will not treat as a foreign body. This fat will elevate the depressed scars by replacing the bad material under the skin. This is used to get rid of nodulocystic acne scars. Fat gets absorbed by your body and so, you need to repeat this procedure as and when required.
There are some other techniques like; chemical peels and punch grafts. A special type of chemical is applied on the top of the skin that removes the superficial layer of the skin and so the superficial acne scars. Once, the superficial layer is removed, it is regenerated by the body. Punch grafts are something those are also used to replace the scarred skin. In this, the hole is made to remove the scars. The procedure resembles to ‘punch’ and so it is named. The scar, when removed, is replaced by unscarred skin. The method is useful to get rid of deep seated scars.
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