What Can You Do About Acne Scars?

Acne scars bring to mind the phrase “adding insult to injury.” You’ve gotten rid of the acne itself and no longer have to deal with those terrible pimples, but now you have to see these scars daily as a reminder. But you’re not stuck with the scars – there are options that will help you rejuvenate your skin and smooth those marks. Find out more on what acne skin rejuvenation can do for you.

Professional Cosmetic Options Are Best

If you want to get rid of acne scars, you need a proven acne skin rejuvenation process, and there are quite a few. Many involve light, such as LED therapy, photodynamic therapy, and intense pulsed light. Others use more physical means, such as chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.

Home Remedies

Of course, you may want to know about home remedies that don’t require appointments. You may have success with some for acne itself, but scars are a different animal. For example, apple cider vinegar is often touted as a treatment for scars. The vinegar acts as a toner. But if you have deep scars and the skin around the scars doesn’t respond well to toners, the vinegar might not be of use for acne skin rejuvenation.

Minor scarring has a better chance of responding to home remedies, but nothing is guaranteed. Sometimes home facials make the non-scarred portion of your skin look smoother and fresher, and this can have a visually minimizing effect on those scars. But the effects may not be permanent. If you actually want to get rid of the scars, go for a permanent acne skin rejuvenation procedure so that you don’t have to deal with the scars again. You may also want to discuss your current skin care regimen with a dermatologist to prevent any more acne from ever appearing – or if you do get more acne, to soothe the breakout quickly and gently before it leaves more scars.

One advantage to working with a dermatologist and skin care staff is that, if one acne skin rejuvenation procedure doesn’t have the desired effect, the dermatologist can try another one. You’re not out of options.

Want to finally smooth out those scars and have sleek skin? Contact us here at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL, and set up an appointment. Our skin care specialists and dermatologists will evaluate your scars and help you figure out which acne skin rejuvenation procedure would be more effective. You deserve beautiful skin; don’t let the remnants of acne stay where they are. Sign up for acne skin rejuvenation sessions instead.