Are you wondering how to get rid of acne scars and dark marks that seem never to go away no matter what you do? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Some pimples heal into a blemish-free skin, but that’s not always the case: Most of us don’t have the choice but to wear scars and dark marks left by a breakout. These blemishes have a higher chance of forming when they’re not treated immediately and properly. To help you prevent the chances of scars from forming, there are effective ways to treat or control sudden outbreaks.
If you are suffering from acne scars, you don’t have to accept that those blemishes will be staying with you forever. With the right treatments, you can improve their appearance and even get rid of them COMPLETELY.
Why Acne Scars And Dark Marks Happen
Acne scars and dark marks are the worse. It happens to most of us, especially if you are not aware of how these blemishes form. When the inflammation from a pimple, a lesion, or a cyst occurs, these scars happen. The marks develop due to the excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells that fill the inflamed pores. The follicle walls then break as the pore swells.
When an infected material spreads out in the healthy skin tissue layers, it then creates the early stages of acne scars and dark marks. New collagen fibres are then produced and generated as it is the body’s natural response in repairing the tissues that were damaged because of the inflammation. But sometimes, the body produces too much collagen, creating the raised or discoloured scar tissue on the skin which is not as smooth as how your skin used to be.
Ways To Completely Treat Acne Scars
It is possible to treat acne scars and dark marks entirely and permanently. Patience will be needed because some of these effective treatments may take some time for you to recover and for the acne scar and dark marks to fade away.
Use natural remedies
Natural remedies will mostly be effective on mild acne scars and dark marks. Even so, these home remedies can also go along with or after undertaking other clinical treatments such as laser treatments, chemical peels, and fillers.
Home remedies such as lemon, aloe vera, potato, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and honey are some of the widely used ingredients used to help heal and prevent further acne scar development. These natural remedies are safe and will lighten and fade away those dark marks to give you that flawless skin.
When dealing with severe acne scars or dark marks, dermatologists highly recommend undergoing laser treatments. Luckily, these treatments won’t cause you any pain thanks to the numbing cream that is applied before proceeding with the procedure. The laser treats the scars and marks by removing the top layer of the skin that has been damaged. Laser treatment may be done for a couple of sessions depending on your condition. It may also take a few days for your skin to heal completely.
Have shallow acne scars? A chemical peel is one of the ideal treatments for such blemishes. It is undertaken by a dermatologist who applies a chemical to the area of the skin where the scar is located. This chemical substance removes the outer layer of the skin, which then gives you a smoother complexion. Redness and peeling may occur for a few days after the chemical peel treatment.
This treatment removes or reduces the deepness of the scars. The procedure for dermabrasion treatment is done by a dermatologist who uses a rotating wire brush to wear down the outer layer of the skin. This treatment may take longer to heal. But, it’s worth the wait since you will have smoother and refined skin when it has completely healed.
- Micro-dermabrasion – a less intensive dermabrasion treatment also done by a dermatologist but instead of using a high-speed brush, they use a spray of tiny crystals. A few sessions of this treatment is required to treat the acne scars and dark marks completely.
The process for derma fillers is done by injecting substances such as hyaluronic acid or collagen into the acne scar to reduce the discolouration of the marks and to fill in the skin layer to make the skin smooth. Derma fillers may need to be undergone repeatedly (every few months is recommended) as these fillers are absorbed in the skin and may need to be filled out again with more collagen until the acne scar has been completely treated.