Most of us suffer from chicken pox at some point during our childhood: the terrible inflamed, pus-filled spots that are incredibly itchy are a familiar memory to many of us. Most of the time, these spots come and go, eventually fading to leave no noticeable mark.

Usually, only the largest or deepest spots are likely to cause scarring, and doctors often prescribe antibiotics in order to reduce the likelihood of infection and thus the risk of scarring. Antihistamines can also help to alleviate the intense itching, and this can also reduce the likelihood of scars forming, as the desire to scratch the spots will diminish.

Occasionally, however, some spots may not fade away completely after the illness, and some people may find that once the scabs fall off, a scar remains in its place. While they are often small and inconspicuous, some scars may cause cosmetic issues.

Scar treatment can help to improve the appearance of scars if this is the case. A combined approach, using microdermabrasion and laser therapy can effectively help the scars to fade away, leaving healthy and flawless skin in their place.