It may not be instantaneous, but the good news is that you can choose from a number of different methods for getting rid of the scars. The treatments for acne scars differ in terms of effectiveness and quickness as well as in terms of costs so you have to consider each one carefully.
The most basic and least expensive means are the various home remedies, which in many cases will improve your appearance more and more over time. You can help by not exacerbating the problem by not creating additional scarring, such as squeezing any pimples with your hands. You should also continue to clean your face deeply every day. The use of a nourishing moisturizer with a high SPF is also helpful for the fast recovery. In addition, you might also want to use any of the special antibiotic ointments for the fading of the scars and for the prevention or reappearance of acne.
eyond home remedies, the dermabrasion procedure is one of the most effective ways to get rid of scarring caused by acne. This is a procedure performed by a dermatologist in their office. The top few layers of your skin are removed so that new cells can be generated. This procedure requires some numbing and the recovery might be marginally painful, but it is effective for getting rid of acne scars that are relatively shallow. It is said to work best for people with very light or very dark complexions. The downside to dermabrasion treatment is that it can be expensive, and more than one procedure may be necessary for complete results.
Alternatively you can have a chemical peel performed. It is generally about half the cost of dermabrasion, but you will have the top layer of your skin removed only. Still, this method also works well for shallow scars. The recovery period is similar to that of the dermabrasion procedure. Another alternative to dermabrasion is the laser resurfacing. It works in the same fashion the top and some deeper layers of the skin are removed. This type of treatment is considered to be more effective and less painful, but it is around two times more expensive than the dermabrasion. Also, its side effects on the skin are not fully studied yet.
For severe acne scarring, the punch technique is considered to be the most effective for the removal of deep ice pick scars. The dermatologist punches the area with the scar and then replaces it with a skin graft taken from another area of the body usually behind the ear. This is a serious invasive procedure, but it is not extremely costly. Still, if you get this type of treatment, you will have to undergo another one usually dermabrasion. The total costs will be high, but you will get the results you want.
It goes without saying that curing acne should be the first step in treating acne scars. It can be both costly and very disappointing to go through cosmetic treatments only to have new scars appear in place of the old ones. But at least you can take comfort in knowing that you dont have to live with the unsightly scarring and pitting are left behind from pimples.