If you have acne-prone skin, you could be at risk from acne scarring

Posted on 23 Aug, 2012

Some people suffer from acne from adolescence well into adulthood, and the condition can be worse for some than others. If you have serious acne, you may be aware that you are at risk of acne scarring.

The scars from acne can be very long-lasting, and they can form even if you follow all medical advice about not scratching, picking or otherwise inflaming your pimples. Acne scars remain even after the acne itself has cleared up, and they can cause huge problems with your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Acne scars can be effectively treated with laser treatment. The first step of this treatment is microdermabrasion, which is a kind of deep-level exfoliation designed to penetrate the skin where the acne scars have formed. Laser technology is then used to help the skin to heal itself, boosting collagen levels and promoting the growth of new skin cells so that you are left with smooth, scar-free skin.

If you currently have acne and you are worried about acne scars forming, you can also use laser treatment to eradicate the bacteria that causes your spots. This can clear up your acne, effectively stopping it in its tracks before scars have a chance to form.