What to do if you have acne scars

Posted on 27 Jul, 2011

For many people, particularly teenagers and adolescents, acne can be an absolute nightmare. It shatters your self-confidence and can make you shy, withdrawn and less likely to participate in social interactions. This can affect friendships, romantic relationships and your work or school life.

This is why when acne finally clears up, with the help of creams, medication, laser treatment, or even just nature, it can be very disappointing to find that you have been left with acne scars.

Acne scars form like any other scars on the skin, where the wound heals and scar tissue is left behind. If you have acne scars on your face or on highly visible parts of your body (i.e. arms, back, shoulders, chest etc.), it can be just as devastating as acne itself.

Luckily for sufferers of both acne and the scarring that acne can leave behind, there is an effective treatment available. Laser treatment for active acne and for acne scarring can help to clear the skin and boost its healing processes, in a way that is far faster and far more effective than all the lotions, creams and ointments you could ever buy.