Get Rid of Acne Scars
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As their name implies, acne scars are the result of severe acne. Severe acne can leave pits and angled or wavy scars on your face.
There are a number of medical treatments to take care of these types of scars depending on the severity of the scars.
Some over-the-counter and prescription scar gels, ointments, and creams will also treat scars and pits caused by acne.
If your acne scars aren't very severe, you could ask your doctor about a chemical peel, which can quickly improve the appearance of your acne scars.
If your acne scars are just a bunch of pits, your doctor may just inject material under the pits on your face to make the skin smoother.
Dermabrasion is a process through which a spinning diamond tool removes the top layer of your face's skin. The healing process can take anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks, but once its healed, the new top layer will be smooth.
Fractional Laser Therapy
This process uses a laser to bypass the top layer of your skin and smooth your deeper skin. Fractional laser therapy patients will only need a few days to heal, since the top layer of skin is left untouched. You may look a bit sunburned while you heal, though.
- 1Buy sandalwood paste and rosewater and mix the two together.
- 2Put the mixture on your face.
- 3Leave it on overnight.
- 4Wash it off in the morning.
- 5Repeat until you notice improvements.
- 1Squeeze a fresh lemon into a cup.
- 2Cover your fingertips with the lemon juice.
- 3Apply the lemon juice directly to your scars.
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