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Dealing with scars from acne? (Acne)
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Dealing with scars from acne?



The type and severity of acne scarring needs to be determined based on several factors that include age, skin colour, presence of existing acne, and the coexistence of other skin conditions.

A dermatologist is the most qualified to make an accurate assessment and determine the best course of treatment. Depending on the degree and severity of the scarring, therapeutic options include laser resurfacing, subcision or punch excision of scars, and a more subtle result can be achieved with chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Bear in mind that the deeper the peel the better the outcome, but it can also mean more recovery time and increased initial skin redness and inflammation. Injectable skin fillers are sometimes used to plump out scars that are indented, however, the effect is temporary and can be costly, and the success depends on the technique and the product used by the physician.

Consider a regimen that includes skin care products containing salicylic acid to help promote skin cell shedding and unclog pores, or a glucosamine complex to even out and brighten your skin tone.

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acne scars,   chemical peels,   fillers,   microdermabrasion,