Laser Scar Removal for Acne Scars

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Jan 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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The teenage years are generally regarded as one of the most stressful and most difficult parts of anyone's life. There's the stress of school to be contended with--homework, teachers, college applications, and more. There are the growing demands to get a part-time job. And, on top of all that, teenagers still have to find time to exercise, study, socialize, and spend time with family, not to mention participate in any clubs or volunteer positions. It's no wonder that today's teens are stressed. However, as we know all too well, stress can lead to serious problems, and one such issue is acne. Acne isn't a strictly teenage ailment. In fact, acne follows many people well into their adult years--and one way it does this is in the form of acne scars.

Acne Scar Facts

Acne doesn't always go away after the teen years. Even when it does clear up, it's likely to leave acne scars--and these can be almost as annoying as the acne itself. The cause of these blemishes is easy to see, but not easy to get rid of (a bad combination). Pores easily become aggravated by skin oils and bacteria, and then, swelling up, they proceed to break the follicle wall, appearing as the acne we all know and hate. Sometimes, the pore is extensively damaged, and in an attempt to repair itself, the skin creates collagen fibers that end up as scars. There are two types of scarring: hypertrophic\keloid scarring, which occurs when an overabundance of collagen fibers create a rough surface on the skin, and atrophic\depressed scarring, when depressions or holes appear in the skin due to loss of tissue. Acne scars can be difficult to get rid of--but luckily, there is a solution.

Choosing Laser Scar Removal

Laser Scar Removal can help limit the appearance of acne scars and make skin look revitalized and beautiful. Here's a quick look at the details!

  • Professionals. If you're considering Laser Scar Removal for your acne scars, the first thing to do is to contact a professional. A reliable dermatologist can help determine what's best for you, keeping you safe, happy, and looking good, too.
  • Questions. Once you've chosen a doctor, it's time to start asking some questions. How many visits will it take to remove your scars? Are there side effects? What should I expect? Don't be afraid to communicate with your doctor, ask questions, and add your thoughts or comments.
  • Tips. Until your acne scars can be removed by Laser Scar Removal, there are some things you can do to limit scar appearance and protect your skin for the procedure. Don't excessively wash or roughly scrub the area; don't pick at the scars; and, most importantly, protect yourself and your skin from the sun.

Interested in Laser Scar Removal? Contact us today!

How to Be Rid of Acne Scars and Redness

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Dec 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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Highschool may be the first thing you think of when you hear the word "acne," but for many, it carries with them into adulthood, whether in the form of adult acne or scars. Whether you are an adolescent or adult with acne, you are no doubt interested in reducing the redness that accompanies it. We'd like to share some natural tips to accomplish the reduction of redness.

Stop the Spending

First, we encourage you to stop spending tons of money on overpriced acne gels and creams that can be harsh on your skin. Instead, do research on what is causing your acne. Is it your diet? Age? Activities? Lax hygiene routine? Any of these and more can contribute to acne and its redness. A few recommendations for home remedies are:

  • aloe vera
  • tea tree oil

The combined use of these two substances can help lessen the swelling of your acne, reducing the redness surrounding them and making your acne less noticeable. Tea tree oil is an excellent antiseptic, and aloe soothes.

Know What You're Eating: and what it does to you

Understanding which foods can contribute to acne and redness is crucial to healing. Articles that are:

  • high in sugar
  • filled with animal fats

can make you even more susceptible to acne. Try replacing such food items with:

  • veggies
  • fruits

You'll be amazed at the impact. Zinc supplements can also reduce breakouts.

"My acne is gone, but I have scars..."

If you are struggling with disappointment after battling acne for years and finally seeming to win, only to realize you have kept the scars, there are medical treatments that can help. Laser scar removal can reveal the healthy, beautiful skin beneath the scars, finally allowing you to be free of acne. If you'd like to learn more about laser scar removal, contact us.