Acne is troublesome, to say the least. We believe the worst part about Acne is the scars it leaves behind, as it plays a significant role in our self-confidence. Without doubt, Acne is a tough battle to fight and can be an extremely frustrating condition to deal with. You don’t have to be of s certain age, Acne finds you – sometimes it’s hormonal imbalance, your age, or stress. Regardless of the cause, the end result is the same. However, what is worse than Acne is the scars that refuse to leave.
Acne scars are formed when the pimples damage the deep underlying tissues. These scars change the colour of our skin, leave an indentation or sometimes even leave a spot. We know that these situations can be messy to deal with, but there is good news. It is not possible to manage your Acne and make these scars disappear for good. Home remedies work just fine with some women, but for various others, these remedies can run havoc on the skin, which is why we believe that you must visit our dermatologist at least once to know what works best for you. An expert can help determine the underlying issues, the extent of your damage on the skin and the best treatments for your skin type. At Ozmedica, we have a number of treatments to best suit your needs.
However, with such a wide variety of treatments to choose from, we have found the best 5. The ones that actually work!
Retinoids have scar smoothing effects. They help in cell regeneration and also help in improving the skin’s texture. You can also achieve a reduction in skin discolouration and make your scars less noticeable in a span of 3-4 weeks of its use. However, the drawback with using the retinoids is that they can make your skin extremely sensitive to the sun. You must always wear sunscreen when treating your skin with retinoids. However, we do believe that you must wear sunscreen anyhow. Retinoids are available over the counter, but if your skin needs more help, visit our dermatologist. Depending on your skin type, we will prescribe you high concentration retinol that works best for your skin.
Facial scars are hefty and challenging to deal with. Dermabrasion is one of the most popular in-office treatments that has proven to show the most effective on all skin types. At Ozmedica, you can opt for Derma Pod, which is a sought after procedure. It renders photo biostimulation that targets the Acne prone areas on your skin and eliminates any blockages. So not only works miraculously on acne scars but also eliminates further chances of new acne formation. It is a simple procedure which is rather relaxing and requires no downtime. You will feel rejuvenated immediately after!
Chemical peels are now famous amongst Instagrammers. These are the kinds you can use at home while watching your favourite guilty pleasures – no questions asked. Given the boom in the beauty industry, there are so many chemical peels to choose from. However, to those who are new to all this – a chemical peel is nothing but a strong acid that is used to remove the top layer of the skin to help with deeper scars. We recommend that you visit a dermatologist before you use one or opt for a guided treatment for the best results. It suits all skin types and has proven to give dramatic results. You can visit us, and we will help you choose the best suited chemical peel, depending upon your skin type and underlying issues.
Don’t you like the idea of scrubs or chemicals? Laser resurfacing is your go-to treatment. We believe in the superiority of laser treatment for Acne as it is less overwhelming and shows early results. It creates an even surface on the skin by removing the top layer to resurface the younger skin cells. You can choose from a variety of treatments available for facial marks and issues.
Botox injections or Punch Excision
Don’t be alarmed by the names of these procedures. They are relatively simple and very effective. You can choose to get rid of your acne scars by injecting botulinum toxin (Botox) which helps improve your skin’s texture. On the other hand, punch excision involves surgically removing an acne scar through a punch matching the size of the scar.
In most acne cases, the scars improve with time. However, there could be lasting changes to your skin colour. Sometimes the indentations in the skin make the treatment a vital process. We know how important healthy skin feels, and treating the acne scars at the right time becomes very important in the process of healing.
It would be best if you also remembered that Acne can be healed once the inflammatory phase of your Acne is over. So once you have fought your battle with the active pimple phase, think about removing the battle scars as well.