Acne is a problem experienced by many people, especially teenagers and young people. It is painful and the scars will stay around for years. In fact, facial scarring due to acne plagues up to 95% of people who suffer from the skin condition. Nonetheless, there are many possible ways to deal acne scars.
It is important to know about what is fact and fiction in acne and its treatment. Here are 6 myths about acne scars:
Myth 1: Acne Scars Are All Similar
Fact: Acne scars come in all manner of shapes and sizes. They can be raised or indented, while some can also be discoloured as well. The different types of scars require different kinds of treatment. Knowing what kind of scars you have will help you to find the right kind of treatment.
Myth 2: Prevention of Scars is Impossible
Fact: Acne scars can be prevented by treating the acne as soon as it breaks out. You should cleanse your face regularly, but refrain from scrubbing. This will only make things worst by making your skin drier and even more sensitive. You should put on sunblock to prevent further damage, but resist the urge to pick, pop or squeeze your acne. This will lead to scars.
Myth 3: Tanning Can Hide Scars
Fact: You might have heard that tanning can be used to make scars less visible. First of all, the results of tanning can vary depending on skin colour and type. Secondly, it is only a short-term solution, because people usually use UV machines or body spray to achieve the tanning effect. Moreover, tanning will likely only help people with fair skin to hide their red acne scars.
Myth 4: Putting More Acne Creams Is Better
Fact: There are lots of acne treatment creams and serums available in the market. Most of them contain the same ingredients, but in different quantities. However, please do not pile them one after another on your face, in the hopes of hastening your recovery. This might result in negative effects. Instead, choose an effective product and give it ample time to work. If you have finished the bottle or tube, yet have not obtained satisfactory results, then you can try a different product.
Myth 5: The Best Solution is Surgery
Fact: Acne scars can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Having acne scars on your face suck, of course, and although you might sometimes think that surgery might be the only option, that is not true. Acne can be cured with simple over-the-counter treatments, or even home remedies. The best thing to do is to consult a dermatologist to learn about all the available options to treat your acne scars.
Myth 6: The ‘One’ Acne Scar Treatment
Fact: We all have different skin types and lifestyles. Even though a product comes highly recommended and backed by great reviews, it might not work for you. So, although you might be attracted to buy the most popular acne scar product in the market now, it might not work for you. If it does not work for you, then you should try something else.
Do not let acne scars dampen your confidence. Do not believe everything you hear about acne scars. Surely, there is a suitable treatment for you.
Fractional CO2 Laser
With the new advances in technology, comes the Fractional CO2 laser. This new technology, also known as Fractional Laser Resurfacing (Lux1540, non-ablative), can yield results similar to that of deep chemical peels or ablative laser resurfacing. The good news is that it is effective and does not come with the discomfort or the usual downtime associated with such techniques.
The CO2 fractional laser is a laser treatment for acne scars that utilises laser energy micro beams to penetrate and break down skin tissue through the epidermis. This procedure helps to remove acne scars. Your body will naturally heal and during the process, creates new, healthy tissue to replace the affected areas that have undergone treatment. Scars will turn into a lighter colour and your skin texture will be more even.
Before & After
As a leading aesthetic provider in the Klang Valley, Premier Clinic offers a wide range of aesthetic procedures, including the CO2 fractional laser. Do contact us for further information.