Preventing Acne Scarring
Almost everyone will suffer from acne at one time during their
lives. Acne comes in many forms, pimples - blackheads and whiteheads
are what we commonly see, but if these become infected with bacteria
they can turn into boil like pustules that can be painful as well as
Acne is most common in teens where hormones are upsetting the oil
balance and overproductive oil glands along with clogged pores cause
the start of pimples. While pimples will eventually go away, acne
scarring can have longer lasting effects.
The most effective way to prevent acne scarring is to leave the acne
heal naturally. Don't touch your acne pimples or pop them as this can
create scarring. Of course, reducing the incidence of acne and helping
to keep it in control with proper cleaning methods as well as diet can
go a long way towards reducing the temptation of pimple popping and
thus, reduce the risk of scarring.
The best thing you can do to clear your acne is to develop a proper
cleaning routine. This involves washing your skin with a gentle soap
twice a day and can mean using acne treatment products during the day
and night. In addition to washes, you might try skin exfoliates, day
and night creams and facial scrubs.
If your doctor has prescribed medicine for your acne, always follow
his directions for use. Never use harsh chemicals or soaps on your face.
It's important to make your acne treatment routine acne easy
enough for you to maintain. If you think that you don't have enough
time for your regimen, then it is vital that you make more time, scale
down the regimen or live with the acne. Maybe you need to get up a bit
earlier or cut out half hour of TV at night, but won't having a clear
complexion be worth it?
If you have a really bad case of acne, you may need to seek the help
of a dermatologist. He can recommend prescriptions that may help and in
some cases you may want to consider laser treatment that literally
burns the bacteria out of the skin. This helps to unclog your pores and
kills the bacteria which is the main pimple causing culprit. If you
don't want to use chemical drugs or lasers, you may want to explore
more natural herbal remedies for your skin.
If you do have unsightly scarring, you can get treatment. Scars from
acne are deep inside the skin and acne laser scarring treatments can
help to correct this in many cases. However, you do need to be careful
when opting for this type of treatment as it can be expensive.
If you do decide the cost is worth it, then choose where you get the
treatment carefully. Like most anything else, you get what you pay for
and you need to pick a reputable doctor and not go with the best
bargain. Bear in mind that you will need to pay a reasonable amount of
money if you want good treatment results. You may need several sessions
depending on how severe your scars are.
The benefits of treating acne scarring is that you get clearer,
healthy skin. Your acne is not prone to returning because the laser
treatment kills the bacteria and shrinks the glands that produce the
oil which blocks your pores. Once you have the treatment, however you
do need to make a commitment to yourself to take good care of your skin
and eat right so you can have a clear and healthy complexion for life.