How to avoid acne scars

Posted on 04 Aug, 2012

Acne can be terrible to live with, causing many sufferers to have low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Just as bad as the acne itself, however, can be the scars acne can sometimes leave behind.

Preventing acne scars

There are a few ways you can prevent acne scars from forming. Follow these tips:

• Never pick, scratch, pop or scrub at your pimples. This will only spread the infection, worsen the blemish and cause inflammation. Healing time may also be extended, which can cause permanent scars to form.
• Treat serious acne as soon as it develops. See your doctor for a treatment before your acne can get any worse.
• See your doctor immediately if you develop any cysts or deep, large breakouts.

Treating acne scarring

Unfortunately, acne scars can occasionally still develop even if you follow all the above tips on how to prevent them. If you have acne scars, you can now make use of laser acne treatment. As well as treatment for active acne, there is a treatment which uses a combination of laser therapy, microdermabrasion and ultrasound therapy to remove acne scars and clear up the complexion.