Although many people claim that acne is not a chronic condition, tissue scarring tends to convince us of the contrary. If the damage at the level of the skin is too extensive with lots of compromised cells, then removing acne scars will involve a rather complex surgical procedure. There are several factors that make a specialist recommend one type of procedure or another: the patient’s medical history, the scar type, the severity of the problem, possible medication sensitivity and the preference for a certain treatment over another.
Acne Scaring can be separated into categories known as pit scars, ice picks and crater-like scars. Certain forms of acne scar removal minimize the tissue damage either temporarily or on a permanent basis. Sometimes For the healing of the acne-affected areas several interventions may be necessary. Fat transfer, collagen injections, chemical peeling, laser surgery, dermabrasion and punch grafts are but a few from the list of the interventions used for acne scar removal.
The costs of acne scar removal vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, but laser therapy is surely one of the most expensive of all. If we count the cost of several sessions, then, the overall amount will be like a little fortune. It is a good idea to check the health insurance policy and see whether part of the intervention costs are covered by the insurance company or no. Most of the time people break their bank account for this kind of interventions, which is why it is not exactly within the reach of an average person.
No matter the type of procedure, acne scar removal is a process that takes a lot of time and patience. In most cases, the various therapeutic interventions are followed by temporary side effects that make the skin look even worse than before, with swollen red areas that are painful most of the time. This inconvenience is common to almost all the surgical treatments since they all share a basic element: the stimulation of the natural tissue growth, which can only be triggered by the infliction of small wounds.
Moreover, several subjective factors influence the choice of the effective acne treatment, as it is all resumed to individuality. The recovery interval after the intervention also depends on the individual healing speed that differs from one body to another, some people will grow new tissues sooner while for others the process goes more slowly. And last but not least, while in some cases two or three surgical interventions may be necessary, in others one could be enough.