As if experiencing those unsightly pimples isn’t bad enough, it’s worse when they leave behind frustrating acne scars that stick around permanently after the acne episode is over.
So how can you get rid of those seemingly ‘permanent’ acne scars? Here are 5 effective remedies- ranging from natural to medical methods that are worth trying!
The sap of the Aloe Vera plant contains many active compounds, such as glucomannan which helps to accelerate healing and collagen regeneration, thereby lightening acne scars. Aloe Vera also acts as a natural moisturizer that helps to rejuvenate your skin.
Simply get fresh Aloe Vera from the supermarket, peel away the external skin to uncover the gel and rub it tenderly on your face. Gently massage the gel onto the skin for better absorption. For optimum results, allow the gel to rest on the skin for at least thirty minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Honey is another natural remedy which helps to treat pimples and heal acne scars. It contains powerful antibacterial properties and anti-oxidants that calm the skin and heal damaged skin cells.
Simply mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and apply it in a circular motion over your face especially onto the affected areas. For optimum results, leave it on for 2 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Medical Treatment for Acne Scars
Retinol is a fat-soluble type of vitamin A which is scientifically proven to produce healthy and plump skin cells. However, take note, only superficial acne scarring may be successfully treated with retinol because it only encourages the production of collagen, which helps to soften and smoothen the surface of the skin. Retinol creams are available in both prescription and over-the-counter forms.
Well, if you are looking for solutions on pitted acne scars, fret not, continue reading to find out more!
Dermal fillers are a great way to get rid of acne scars by filling out those depressed scars and levelling them with the skin. This treatment works best for rolling scars and some less defined boxcar scars. During the filler injection, the doctor can use certain techniques to break up the scarring tissue. The techniques and fillers work together to stimulate collagen reproduction which helps to plump up scar depressions so you will need fewer and fewer filler injections eventually!
You can’t get rid of them immediately, but you can definitely conceal them!
If you have tried all the methods mentioned above, including Fraxel laser treatments and the stubborn scars still refuse to budge, you should probably consider getting a Laser Subcision. Our revolutionary Dream Laser Subcision Acne Scar Removal is recommended to treat Rolling Scars, Boxcar Scars as well as Ice Pick Scars. It also treats scars with deeper depressions.
The best part? You might only need 1-2 sessions to achieve optimal results. On top of that, the Dream Laser Subcision Acne Scar Removal has a faster recovery period than traditional subcision or punch excision method! So rest assured, you will be looking good in no time!
Everyone has different levels of acne concerns and we hope you have found a solution that suits you.
The prospect of living with blemish-free skin is definitely possible! You could give us a call at +65 6871 8888 or make an appointment at our clinic to speak with our medical consultants to find out more.