Acne scars can be treated effectively

Posted on 18 Jul, 2010

Acne is a skin problem faced by people of almost every age. This problem is caused because of secretion of excess oil from skin pores. The problem of excess oil secretion is caused due to hormonal changes which are usually at their worst in the teenage years. Your acne may disappear with time but sometimes it leaves scars and black marks on the skin which stays with you. With the introduction of laser treatment, these marks can be removed completely.

How does this treatment work?

Acne scars are treated by exfoliating your skin. Exfoliation refers to the removal of old skin which results in the generation of new skin. The new skin which is generated in this treatment is healthy so does not face problems like excess secretion of oil. Hence no acne problems are caused.

This treatment is performed by a hand held device that uses medical grade crystals to exfoliate your skin. This treatment is painless and gives a feeling like a stretched rubber band to your skin. The formation of new skin takes between four to five days.

Sessions required

Many people have deep scars on their face. The number of sessions thus depends on the intensity of problem. Subtle scars can be treated in 3 to 4 sessions while deep rooted scars can take 6 to 8 sessions.

Acne scars can be a discomforting problem for many people. And, acne can be treated with medicines to a certain extent, but acne scars can be only removed using microdermabrasion and laser treatment.